SA Weekly: October 1

Welcome to SA Weekly, your new destination for higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more. 

New Life for ACICS “Trump administration recommends restoring the controversial accreditor of many for-profits, citing a federal court ruling. Meanwhile, ACICS faces questions about its approval of a Danish business school's degree programs.”

Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That “The U.S. Department of Education unveiled the My Student Aid app to help make the 2019-'20 FAFSA application process easier.”

2-Year College Increasingly Enhancing First-Year Experience “New report highlights the different methods and ways community colleges offer first-year experience programs to students.”

Free-College Realities “Proposals for tuition-free college programs shift to meet the needs of the state while also exhibiting qualities of more successful existing initiatives.”

Duke Bans the Box “University says it will stop asking job applicants to disclose their past criminal convictions and will wait to do background checks until an applicant has been approved for hire.”

No More Passing the Harasser “U of Wisconsin moves forward with plan to disclose misconduct findings against employees to their potential future employers, including other system campuses. Some expect the policy to spread.”

Research & Policy

October 1 NASPA Policy Update by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

Policy Implications for Low-Income Students: Where Federal Meets Local by Diana Ali, NASPA Policy Analyst

Around NASPA

Careers in Student Affairs Month is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs, education and awareness in the profession, and engagement with professional associations and peers in the field. This year, the theme for #CSAM18 is Magnify Your Lens. As a field, student affairs and higher education has a scope that reaches farther than just our campus communities.

Be Like Mr. Rogers: How Student Affairs Professionals Can Learn from the Life of Fred Rogers by Peter Smithhisler, Small Colleges and Universities Division Knowledge Community

What is Survey Research by Darlena Jones, Assessment, Evaluation and Research Knowledge Community

A Call for Transformation: Supporting Diverse Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities on Campus by Joe Pritchett, Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community