Welcome from the NASPA National Disability Knowledge Community (DKC) Leadership Team.
Welcome from the DKC Leadership Team. We have many projects in the words and are looking to grow our leadership team. Let us know if you would like to take on a role within the DKC and/or if you are interested in working on any of the projects that are currently in the works. Cheers!
Announcing the 2017 Culture of Respect Collective Cohort
NASPA is proud to share that 53 institutions have demonstrated their commitment to addressing campus sexual violence by joining the 2017 cohort of the Culture of Respect Collective.
#CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum Safety and Justice
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.
Why I Am Looking Forward to the 2017 NASPA Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Convergence
The very fact that this Convergence is happening prompts an important question: why couldn’t these heroes be student affairs professionals? Why couldn’t their example be the inauguration of new legacies for others to walk in? I am reminded of Swami Vivekananda’s opening and closing remarks at the first Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893. Little did he know that his words would still be reverberating over a century later. In one of his final statements, he expressed gratitude that the Parliament “proved to the world that holiness, purity, and charity are not the exclusive possessions of any church in the world and that every system has produced men and women of the most exalted character” (Vivekananda, 1893). This Convergence could drive a similar stake in the ground for student affairs; a declaration that giving credence to religious, spiritual, and secular identities can serve to enhance our profession, not threaten it.
#CLDE17: Three Half-Day Pre-conference Workshops the Morning of June 7, 2017
During the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, there are a variety of pre-conference sessions geared toward honing in on our civic skills. On Wednesday, June 7th, there are three morning pre-cons exploring assessment, engaged scholarship, and dialogue and deliberation training.
Mentoring Supports Community College Students
Building mentoring relationships with students in the community college is a way to increase retention and support completion of a certificate, career and technical education degree, or transfer to four-year institution. A student affairs professional shares her story and offers suggestions.