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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

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.

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  • Reflections on Chapter 1 – Collaborative Internationalization in Global Student Affairs and Services

    From Supporting Students Globally in Higher Education This blog post is part of an ongoing series responding to chapters within a recent NASPA book about student services in a global context.

    Posted on July 10, 2018 at 09:07 AM by International Education
  • KC Spotlight: Student Career Development

    Students walking in courtyard at northwestern campus NASPA Student Career Development logo

    The Student Career Development KC announces two new awards to recognize the work of student affairs professionals. Do you demonstrate an exemplary commitment to student career development? Find out more about the awards and how to apply.

    Posted on July 10, 2018 at 07:58 AM by Region IV-E
  • Why Institutions Should Expand Voter Registration Efforts to High Schools

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics, only 33% of young voters between the ages of 18-24 voted in the 2016 general elections. While we as educators in institutions of higher education do need to focus on voter registration and voter education on our campuses, research conducted by M.N. Franklin (Voter Turnout and the Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Established Democracies since 1945) shows that the voter turnout rate when a cohort first becomes eligible to vote has long-term impact. He also shares that young voters are unlikely to vote since they frequently lack knowledge of politics and also become eligible to vote at a time in their lives when they move from their familial homes (and thus are largely separated from older adults). Some like CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) argue that one way to ameliorate this would be to target high school students in voter registration and education.

    Posted on July 9, 2018 at 07:58 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Meet the 2018 NASPA Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Conference Planning Committee

    NASPA and the NASPA Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community are proud to announce its committee members for the 2018 NASPA Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Conference to be held December 9-11, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Below you’ll find out more about the team and their contributions to the field, pedagogy, and practice of religious, secular, and spiritual identity development in higher education.

    Posted on July 7, 2018 at 06:20 AM by Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education
  • Engaging to Understand: Integrating dialogue into curriculum

    In the summer of 2016, I was sitting in a room at 1:30am with a group of facilitators for a program where I was a small group facilitator. There were tears, there was anger, and there was hurt. A group of students had taken to a Facebook group to post about a facilitation experience and the impact rippled through the program. Some students agreed, others did not and for me as a facilitator I was left with more questions than answers. The biggest was what role do leadership educators play in to supporting across identity as a key piece of leadership development.

    Posted on July 6, 2018 at 03:19 PM by Student Leadership Programs
  • Table Talk: Social Justice and Intersectionality

    Our July installment of the Table Talk series focuses on the concepts of social justice and intersectionality. These concepts are familiar to many higher education professionals, but do we truly understand their meaning and applications?

    Posted on July 3, 2018 at 01:30 PM by New Professionals and Graduate Students
  • YouTube and Representation: Media Game Changer

    Marina Mantos writes some thoughts on her experience after attending this year’s VidCon!

    Posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:59 AM by MultiRacial
  • Global Perspectives: Income Instability on College Campuses

    Posted on July 2, 2018 at 08:38 AM by Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education


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