NASPA has many organizations and groups that tailor your NASPA experience to your location, professional level, and institution type.
Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.
KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.
Divisions and Groups provide programs, services and resources around a particular area of focus, professional level or institution type, helping set the direction for NASPA's efforts in these spaces.
This blog showcases advice from three black women who formed a bond while attending graduate school and through perseverance found their niche in student affairs.
Each year the Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community calls for nominations for the AER KC Innovation Award. This award is given to outstanding person/s who contribute to the field of assessment, evaluation, research. The selected winners will present at the Assessment and Persistence Conference. Read on to learn about this year's selected winners Dr. Dawna Wilson Horton, Research Analyst and Dr. Kimberly Lowry, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success at Eastfield College.
Elevate the voices of those leading the field. Consider nominating your peers by November 1, 2017.
In this post Shawn DeVeau, Knowledge Community (KC) Liaison to the Public Policy Division, provides an update on current revisions underway to NASPA's Public Policy Agenda.
Graduate school is like a puzzle - professional associations like NASPA can be there to fill in those “gaps.”
Anthropology students and faculty at Towson University along with the United Workers-Free Your Voice have been working on a participatory action research project with high-school students in environmental science classes to qualitatively study the environmental hazards in South Baltimore. Curtis Bay, Maryland is located in the southern portion of the City of Baltimore, Maryland. The neighborhood is located in a highly industrialized waterfront area in the southern part of the city and receives its name from the body (cove) of water to the east in which it sits. The area has had a toxic history.
The AVP role is sometimes a lonely one and can make a student affairs professionals feel a sense of invisibility. This blog explores the AVP experience through the literary works of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. The blog concludes with encouraging AVPs to recharge over the summer as they prepare for the upcoming Fall semester.
It is a glorious time of year – summer! For student affairs professionals, this means the students have gone home (mostly) and we get to wrap up one year and continue planning for the next. For graduate students, you have many options in front of you. You may be taking on an internship, doing a practicum, taking new classes, spending time on research, or actually taking a summer break. For those just graduating, you are prepping for your first, or next, professional role. For almost everyone, this is a time of transition and that is a good time for reflection and personal growth.