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.
Do you coordinate a successful program? Is your campus conducting an awesome initiative to support specific student populations? Share your best practices with your colleagues at other community colleges!
Are you interested in getting involved in the AER KC as the chair or co-chair? Find out more about this role, how you can self-nominate or nominate others and the impact that co-hairs provide to the AER KC.
For Michella Mousaed, a leader on student government, the connection is clear. “My work on campus allows me to have a preview of taking on a political position and participating in senate meetings,” She’s shared with me her intent to run for state senate in the future and credits the encouragement she’s received from colleagues and mentors. Michella is not alone in this confidence. Angel Iwuoma, another member of student government, shared, “From promoting the voice of the student body, to solving complex issues on campus, to addressing the needs of students, I know my experience will aid in my future political endeavors.” Like Michella, she has future political plans after graduation.
This year, NASPA will be conducting elections for APIKC Co-Chairs for the 2019-2021 term. The elections committee will begin accepting nominations and materials in October so if you are interested, please review the submission requirements in a future email regarding the elections.
It is not too late!!!! VOLUNTEER for the upcoming conference and then consider joining the advisory board! Sign- up through Volunteer Central https://apps.naspa.org/engage/openings_new.cfm! Contact Jennifer Husum [email protected] or me, [email protected], with any questions you might have!
Nobody in my family has ever needed business cards, or an office, or a resume. So when my current employer offered me a job (with healthcare and an office!) at a salary that nearly equaled what both of my parents made combined, I took it without question. Knowing what I know now as a Career Center professional, I see how I did myself (and my retirement savings) a disservice. By making the salary an emotional decision, rather than objective business transaction, I potentially lost out on several thousand dollars per year.
The NASPA Sexual & Relationship Violence Prevention, Education & Response Knowledge Community (SRVPER KC) provides a space for a wide range of Student Affairs professionals whose work involves working on dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault on campus. The knowledge community provides members with opportunities to provide one another support and to learn from others who are working with survivors and respondents on campus. NASPA has contributed significant resources to addressing issues of interpersonal violence on campus and within the field of Student Affairs. This knowledge community is an extension of that support and an acknowledgement of the need for specialized knowledge development and sharing of best practices on these topics.
The Kansas Student Affairs Conference (KSAC) is an annual conference held at various locations in Kansas. Participants come from institutions of higher education across the state, engaging in thoughtful dialogues, and attending presentations on current issues affecting student affairs work in higher education.