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.
Alisha Cahue shares her experience from the 2017 CCI in San Antonio.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a partner with NASPA, is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities. NSCS created the Amy Shopkorn Student Affairs Award to recognize excellence in student involvement, leadership and academics. The 2017 Amy Shopkorn Award recently closed, but you can read more about the scholarship and last year’s recipients here.
At the University of Arizona (UA), Early Academic Outreach’s Masculinity Initiatives works to dissect messages about gender identity by engaging young men from marginalized backgrounds in conversation about masculinity and increasing various pathways to college.
Over the past two years, the Orientation and First Year Experience Office at Cal State San Bernardino has enhanced their parent and family orientation, which has resulted in an increase in attendance.
Years ago as a director of service-learning and community engagement I worked to support faculty initiating or trying to strengthen partnerships while also building academic careers. Then I became a faculty member myself and moved up the academic leader. Along the way I have studied this issue and come up with some strategies that I think can be helpful to faculty leaders, directors of centers, provost offices, and promotion and tenure committees working to motivate and regard faculty work in this area
Navigating campus politics can be complicated for many individuals. Determining the best approaches and most effective ways to navigate campus politics helps to promote productive work environments.
In this post, Public Policy Division Region VI Representative, Stacy Heldman-Holguin, brings the student affairs perspective to the current public policy conversation. In this three-part series, you’ll learn more about what comprises public policy, why student affairs professionals should pay attention to policy issues and conversations, and how to get informed and become involved in policy conversations relevant to your field. New posts in the series will be provided on Wednesday of the next two weeks, so be sure to check back throughout the month!
Democratic dialogue and deliberation build civic capacities and consciences to tackle the highly salient and most complex wicked problems facing communities today. It rejects the expert model of technical expertise and specialization towards a truly democratic framework of accessibility and empowerment. The practice of dialogue and deliberation cultivates student abilities necessary to explore enduring and multidisciplinary questions and solve persistent public problems. Thus, the capacities necessary for productive and meaningful dialogue and deliberation—critical thinking, emphatic listening, creative problem solving, ethical leadership, collaboration, issue framing—are not only essential for sustaining a vibrant democracy, they are the best preparation for our students/citizens/graduates to be successful in the 21st century.