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Online Briefing Series for Women

Based on feedback from the NASPA membership, the Center for Women developed an online briefing series on a variety of hard and soft skills that tie to student affairs and higher education.  These programs will be offered every other month and will focus on issues relevant toward women in the field of higher education and student affairs. This website will continue to be updated with upcoming programs and registration information.   Members are encouraged to register and encourage to bring staff members participate in the presentation as well. 

Learning Outcomes for the Online Briefing Series

The Online Briefing Series for Women, will:

  • Focus on women's issues on a college campus and be presented by those with expertise in the foundational area
  • Provide a venue to continue to advance and showcase the research and practice being developed about women in higher education
  • Deliver content in a flexible and accessible format that matches known demands for women
  • Select content in collaboration with NASPA's constituent groups and outside strategic partners
Sample topics for 2018-2019
  • The importance of mentoring
  • Managing multiple identities: caregiving, working moms, etc.
  • Organizational change management
April 2019 Briefing | Caring for Post-military Transition Needs of Female Veterans at Institutions

Tuesday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

  • Session Description

    While females make up only 16% of the military, they are approximately 27% of those who utilize Veterans Affairs education benefits. There is a dearth in scholarship around the specific needs of female veterans and the often gendered transition challenges they face in their post-military life. The presenter will share her thesis research, which was designed to explore the concerns and needs of former enlisted female veterans and what they encountered during their post-military transition while engaged in higher education.

  • Learning Outcomes

    Attendees of this session will:

    • be able to name three sex specific impacts of military service on formerly enlisted female veterans
    • be able to identify three areas of concern for female veterans at the university; and
    • engage in conversation around potential opportunities to develop programming and support services for female veterans
  • Target Audience
    This session will be aligned with the needs of graduate students and professionals with up to 10 years of experience
  • Meet the Presenter

    Amber Mathwig | Amber is the student veterans assistance coordinator in the office of the dean of students at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she provides direct support to veterans transitioning in to higher education, advocates for veteran-friendly policies, and educates colleagues on best practices for supporting student veterans.

    Amber served in the United States Navy from 2002 - 2012 and has first-hand experience with the post-military transition to the university. Her teaching experiences include Green Zone training which engages faculty and staff members in deeper understanding of the military and veteran community, as well as the issues and concerns faced by military-affiliated students on campus. Amber is a member of the NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in sociology and a Master's of Arts in women's and gender studies with a thesis focusing on the transition of female veterans to the 4-year university.

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Have an idea?

The Center for Women is hosting a call for online briefings and hope you will consider an idea for a presentation.  Workshops are asked to be targeted to professional development topics for women in higher education and student affairs.  Consider submitting your program to be featured as part of the online series for the Center for Women.  Submissions will be evaluated on an on-going basis.  

Online Briefing Submission

Missed a Previous Online Briefing? 

No worries! Each online briefing is available on-demand within two weeks following the live session.  Take a look at past programs sponsored by the Center for Women below.