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NASPA provides high-quality, relevant professional development opportunities for graduate preparation faculty. Whether you’re interested in networking, mentoring, or professional development, NASPA will work to provide you with resources and opportunities designed to support your career objectives.

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NASPA publications help to keep Faculty current in the rapidly changing fields of student affairs and higher education.


The role of a graduate preparation program faculty member is paramount to the success of the next generation of practitioners and scholars. NASPA’s professional development offerings for faculty are designed to help you be successful in your unique and complex place within your institution.

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Initiatives & Awards

In December of 2012, the NASPA Board of Directors voted to establish the Faculty Council to partner with NASPA staff to shape the ongoing development of NASPA’s Faculty initiatives. The Faculty Council works to ensure that professional development needs of Faculty are well represented throughout NASPA.

NASPA offers an array of opportunities for members and aspiring members of the faculty. These opportunities are varied in approach…
NASPA Supporting, Expanding, and Recruiting Volunteer Excellence (SERVE) Academy

SERVE is a year and a half long program for mid-to-senior level professionals who want to gain knowledge about, and strategies for, enhancing their NASPA leadership and volunteer experiences and fully experiencing their professional association.

#SAPaths: Student Affairs Career Pathways Podcasts

This is a series of targeted podcasts highlighting different types of institutional work environments.

Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession MOOC

Explore the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession free online course, a collaborative effort with the Colorado State University SAHE Program, CSU Online Plus, the CSU Institute for Learning and Teaching, and NASPA.

#SAIntern Survival Guide

​Are you lost in the internship search process? Have you secured an internship, but not sure what to do next? NASPA's Intern Survival Guide is a great resource to answer all your questions!

Factors to Consider when Applying to Graduate School

One of the most commonly asked questions is "does NASPA rate graduate preparation programs so that students can apply to the 'best' ones?" The answer is no. Selecting the right graduate program for you is a personal decision, based on a number of different factors. Here are some questions to ponder.

Graduate Program Directory

Finding the perfect graduate program to fit your needs does not need to be a major research project! NASPA has made it easy for you to find the right school and program to meet your educational goals. Search NASPA's comprehensive online Graduate Program Directory in higher education, student affai

NASPA Summer Graduate Internship Program

The NASPA summer internship position provides a graduate student with a valuable learning experience and a deeper understanding of the role a national association plays, including how it functions and what it offers to its members.

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