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NASPA is committed to providing high-quality, executive-level professional development opportunities for Vice President of Student Affairs who lead their divisions and their institutions during this period of transformational change in higher education. Largely through the programs offered by the James E. Scott Academy, NASPA provides networking, resources, and professional development programs for VPSAs at all stages of their careers.

The Vice President of Student Affairs is the individual responsible for leading all student affairs efforts at an institution. In the majority of cases, this is a position that reports to the President and is at the peer-level of other institutional division leaders such as the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Business Officer. At a time where the role of student affairs within the larger collegiate experience is evolving, it is important for our profession that our highest-ranking leaders are identified with the same title as their peers, ensuring equity across the presidential cabinets on which they all serve.

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    Posted on January 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM by RPI Blog
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    For members of the Public Policy Division the month of December meant keeping a watchful eye on two important pieces of legislation in addition to taking time to celebrate the merriment of seasonal holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The first bill was H.R. 4508 “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act” or ”PROSPER Act.“ This 472-page bill was introduced to the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce on December 1st and marked-up and passed out of the committee less than two weeks later on December 12th. The second bill was the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trumped on December 22nd, which was just in time for anyone who celebrates the December 23rd Festivus holiday.

    Posted on January 11, 2018 at 11:37 AM by Public Policy Division
  • Including Students with Learning Disabilities

    Welcome to the DKC Presentation about how to include students with disabilities into all aspects of college/university life. The objectives of this presentation are to: Define what a learning disability is Identify areas of learning that can be affected by a learning disability Identify inclusive, non-ableist strategies for including students with learning disabilities

    Posted on January 9, 2018 at 03:44 PM by Disability Knowledge Community
  • Chapter 11: Branches, Hubs, and Hybrids: Trends in International Higher Education Models

    Stryker, Witt, and Konecny’s chapter begins by summarizing the global growth of campus and international educational partnerships. This rise of branch, hub, and hybrid campuses has conversely led to the growth in the need for student affairs and services internationally as well as a more global perspective of our work in serving students.

    Posted on January 8, 2018 at 01:47 AM by International Education

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