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Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.

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KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.

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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.



All Constituent Group Posts

  • “So, what can you tell me about my son while he is a student at your school?”

    Andrew Shepardson, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Bentley University, shares his philosophy regarding how to engage with parents and families of students in ways designed to help students succeed.

    Posted on June 19, 2018 at 04:27 PM by James E. Scott Academy
  • Navigating Being CHO and Family CEO

    Posted on June 19, 2018 at 11:39 AM by Women in Student Affairs
  • New Professionals Establishing A Digital Identity

    Focusing on the digital aspects of our lives, our author this week discusses the impact of technology on higher education for both our students and ourselves.

    Posted on June 19, 2018 at 07:00 AM by New Professionals and Graduate Students
  • Budget Priorities in Tight Times: Who Will Take Care of Infrastructure?

    When the media learned about a large-scale enhancement to the student experience in the form of a lazy river, it became yet another example of misplaced priorities of the elite university in the view of the public. Headlines like this get blamed for reasons why states are spending less on higher education, for fear the dollars will be wasted. What isn’t making headlines is the state of need for the unexciting projects: the roofs, the HVAC systems, the inaccessible buildings to those in wheelchairs, and the rest of the behind-the -scenes infrastructure issues for institutions of higher education. Older buildings weren’t built to be ADA accessible, to have sprinkler systems, or central heating and air conditioning, so we renovate our buildings to provide modern upgrades when we have the resources. In warmer states, we spend a lot of effort keeping our buildings cool in the heat; in colder states, we do the opposite to fend off the cold. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Associate Vice President for Operations Jeanna Mastrodicasa breaks down the issue in this post for NASPA's Public Policy Division.

    Posted on June 18, 2018 at 10:37 AM by Public Policy Division
  • Expanding Students Civic Participation through the DC Experience

    As administrators and campus leaders, we can take these lessons learned from Leadership UMiami and apply them to our programing to better engage the future leaders of our world. However, we also must understand the importance of creating communities and space for our students to engage in dialogue and understanding around issues important to them. Providing these opportunities and spaces can further the civic participation on our campuses and create a greater sense of community.

    Posted on June 18, 2018 at 07:59 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Opening A Center Leads To An Enhanced Relationship

    Illinois State University’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) just finished its first school year in operation. Well, it is not as concise as that. Our director has been planning for the department since 2015. The assistant director for Assessment, Data Management, and Grant Writing started in December 2016, which was also the same month our physical space was available. The office/budget manager began in April 2017. Those of us reorganized from the Dean of Students Office moved in June 2017. It was more of a rolling start, but the 2017 – 2018 school year marked our first official year as a department. The Center was formally recognized and introduced to our campus and community in September 2017 with a ribbon cutting.

    Posted on June 15, 2018 at 10:28 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Lessons from Carolina Covenant

    Posted on June 15, 2018 at 07:59 AM by Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education
  • Summertime: Sit Back And Unwind (and plan!)

    Posted on June 14, 2018 at 08:45 AM by Region IV-E

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