Five things early-career professionals can do as they transition to an SCU
WHAT’S SERVICE-LEARNING GOT TO DO WITH SOCIAL JUSTICE?
Perhaps this seems to be a silly question. “What is this clickbait?” you say. “Of course social justice and service-learning are intertwined! That’s the whole point.” Or is it? I’m guessing your answer depends on how you define these terms. In the Student Leadership and Service (SLS) office at Lewis & Clark College, we try to frame our work through a social justice and equity lens. To that end, we utilize Lee Ann Bell’s (1997) definition, which describes social justice as both a process and a goal. According to Bell, the goal relates to full and equal participation of all groups in a society mutually shaped to meet their needs. Other aspects of the goal relate to an equitable distribution of resources, security (physical and psychological), self-determination and interconnectedness. Regarding social justice as a process, that relates to democratic, inclusive and collaborative engagement.
NASPActs Policy Basics: Political Parties & the Federal Legislative Process
Some will remember Schoolhouse Rock! from Saturday morning cartoons (and those that don’t can take a quick visit to ABC for a peek at the 1970s public service announcements ) where we learned how a bill becomes a law. Though Bill’s progress omits the role of political parties, the federal legislative process hasn’t really changed that much in the last 40 years: legislation gets introduced in one or both chambers, is referred to the appropriate committee, is (sometimes) passed out of committee for vote by the full chamber, and, if passed by both chambers of Congress, is sent to the President for signature (or veto). In this post, NASPA Director of Policy Research & Advocacy reviews the process for moving bills through Congress a bit more thoroughly by discussing how political parties influence the process.
The College Inclusion Summit: Supporting academic success for students with autism and related . . .
The College Inclusion Summit: Supporting academic success for students with autism and related learning differences
My Own Path
Clarissa Valencia was born and raised in northeast Los Angeles, and resides in Alhambra, CA. She discovered her love for student affairs and spirituality while majoring in the Study of Religion at UCLA. From there, she attended Cal Poly SLO, where she researched the Muslim student experience, and completed a Masters in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education. She also interned at USC’s Office of Religious Life where she focused her efforts on implementing workshops for discovering meaning and purpose in careers. She began her professional career at Southwestern Law School followed by Mount Saint Mary’s University’s in Los Angeles. She is currently focusing on bridging the gap between the inner lives of college students who identify as “spiritual but not religious” and their outer lives at universities. Her goal is to help all Light workers, metaphysical believers, Star Seeds, crystal experts, energy healers, law of attraction creators, and unchurched spiritual followers in college strengthen their spiritual voice.
Want to get serious about addressing sexual violence? 5 ways to think beyond your campus walls.
While campuses get better at condemning violence, responding to poor behavior, and supporting survivors, it is imperative they start to think how to expand the impact beyond student centers and residence halls. Here are five ways colleges and universities can focus their resources and energy to ensure campus efforts to end violence ripple throughout our society.