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.
Often when we are in the moment of facilitating our programs we ask and answer a gamut of questions. What can be done to improve the program or event right now? What are outside forces affecting the program that was not anticipated? Are our efforts making a difference? Why or why not? How can we make a bigger difference for our community in the future? The answers to these questions, however, often are only found useful in the execution of future programs and that is only if recalled from memory often enough.
If you have ever been in a committed partnership, you probably have come to realized that mutual respect, trust, and communication tend to be major “keys” to a successful relationship. And like many aspects of our lives, these “keys” transcend both our personal and professional lives. For me, in my professional role as the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life at the University of South Dakota, these lessons have been utilized in a variety of ways to build essential partnerships with the constituents I serve. But too often, when we (I) hear the word constituents, we tend to forget about our off-campus partners with the community; until of course, they come knocking at our door at 2am-sometimes literally. Particularly if we are not native to the town, city or community we have been placed; and those community partners are not in our network of professional “friends” yet.
The NASPA New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community (NPGS KC) strives to educate, disseminate relevant information and expand our involvement in NASPA. The question becomes how can we add value to our NPGS community? How can you connect and add your unique input? What products or services could the NPGS KC improve or provide for our diverse membership? These questions guided the development of our vision to #AddValue. Our goals and objectives are many. Learn about the accomplishments and future actions the NPGS KC are striving for the next calendar year.
This edition of Advisor Essentials focuses on group recruitment, retention, and long-term success.
Individuals can now donate to WISA KC through the NEW KC Special Interest Fund
I want to share some words of wisdom from the other side. You’ve likely been coached by a mentor or two and have hopefully been asking questions about how to be successful through this process. This advice might not be new to you, but regardless, I hope it can provide you with some comfort as you begin interviewing. Know that this is one opinion from one person and you might not agree with me. I am not a career services professional; simply someone who once sat in the candidate chair and now sits in the employer chair.
The 2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), the Democracy Project (TDC) and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is continuing the conversation set forth during the #CLDE16 meeting by introducing our emergent theory of change adapted from elements of the 2012 A Crucible Moment report. We encourage attendees to reflect on how to build campus cultures that enhance the following threads of our work: civic ethos, civic literacy and skill building, civic inquiry, civic action and civic agency.
Nikki Cole describes what it's like to work with student veterans without being a veteran herself.