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.   Memebers are encouraged to register and encourage to bring staff members participate in the presentation as well. 

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.  

Learning Outcomes for the 2018-2019 Online Briefing Series
  • Online briefings will focus on women’s issues on a college campus and presented by those with expertise in the foundational area.
  • The online briefing series provides a venue to continue to advance and showcase the research and practice being developed about women in higher education.
  • Content will be delivered in a flexible and accessible format that matches the known demands for women.
  • Content selection will be done in collaboration with other groups within NASPA and outside partners.
Some sample topics for this year's series could include:
  • Gaining Experience for Advancement and Growth
  • The Job Search Process / Interviewing
  • Negotiation
  • Life Management (care giving, life management) 

Online Briefing Submission

March Online Briefing

This program will occur Tuesday, March 20 | 3:00-4:00 EST, 2:00-3:00 CST, 1:00-2:00 MST, 12:00-1:00 PST 

Registration Online

Why Women Should Ask: Pay Equity and Women in Student Affairs

What’s your mindset about negotiation? Do you know the value of your work? How do you negotiate and where do you begin? There’s more to  pay equity than just your salary! This briefing will highlight myths and trends of the gender pay gap and provide insight on negotiation for women in student affairs. We will reflect on the critical mindset that women may have about the process of negotiation and how to overcome those barriers. Participants will also learn useful strategies and resources to empower themselves to ask for what they want and deserve!

Brandy S. Propst

Brandy S. Propst is an energetic and experienced higher education professional with over 10 years of experience working in orientation, transition, and retention programs. She currently works at Elon University in the division of academic affairs as the director of Elon 101 and assistant director of academic advising in the office of academic support and advising. She also holds several leadership positions in NASPA as a member of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Advisory Board and chair of the NUFP alumni committee and as a member of the NASPA Center for Women (CFW) Board and chair of the CFW Candid Conversations mentoring program. She has been recognized by NASPA, ACPA, and NCCPA with awards for her contribution to the field of student affairs/higher education and in the area of first-year experience. In addition to her experience and roles within higher education, Brandy is a certified salary negotiation trainer/facilitator for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She regularly presents on issues affecting Black women in higher education, pay equity, professional development of student affairs professionals and topics related to transition and retention for first-year students. Brandy received her B.A. in sociology and African American studies and M.Ed. in student personnel administration in higher education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in the Ph.D. program in educational studies with a concentration in cultural studies at UNCG.

She is excited to share tips and resources to help women in student affairs learn how to ask for what we want, become advocates for closing the gender pay gap and fight for a better future for ourselves and our families.

Registration Information

This Live Briefing is scheduled for March 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET and will last approximately 60 minutes. Pre-readings, discussion, and the live event will take place in the NASPA Online Learning Community. The live session will be recorded and the presenters will be available to answer questions for a period of 3 weeks after the live session.

This briefing is available for $99 and you are not required to be a NASPA member to register. If you have a discount code, you may enter this at the time of registration. Your access is connected to your NASPA profile, so while we encourage you to view the live session with your colleagues, please keep in mind that all interactions within the learning community will be made under the registrant's name and will be connected to your profile.

Registration Online

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.