Acknowledging Veteran Student Leadership: the Colmery Forever GI Bill
As classes start at institutions around the country, excitement and anticipation undoubtedly abound. United States veterans and military-connected students may find extra reasons to look forward to their futures following the summer passage of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the "Forever GI Bill". In this post, NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy,Teri Lyn Hinds, previews some of the key features of the Colmery GI Bill and advocate for the contributions veteran students make to campuses around the country.
Campus Free Speech 2017 Legislative Round-up & Considerations Following Charlottesville
In this post, NASPA Director of Policy Research & Advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, reviews legislation related to free speech on college and university campuses was proposed in at least seventeen states, passed in seven, failed in three, and is still pending in at least seven. Much of this legislation requires campuses within the state to create or update policies adhering to principles of intellectual diversity, the free exchange of ideas, and other ideals while also restricting the ability of campuses to designate specific free speech zones. Some bills, based explicitly on the Goldwater Proposal, include provisions that would prevent a campus from disinviting a speaker invited by any member of the campus community along with requirements for campuses to enact sanctions against students who “disrupt” speakers or events. As the events in Charlottesville on the University of Virginia campus earlier this month, coupled with data from a Gallup poll that shows that the majority of Republicans believe campuses are too liberal, portend another dynamic year for free speech on campus, the post includes some additional considerations for campus professionals who may find themselves in the middle of free speech discussions.
Presentation Link: “Transitions: Assisting First Year Students with Disabilities and their Parents”
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the following presenters within Region held a Webinar event titled “Transitions: Assisting First Year Students with Disabilities and their Parents”.
VKC Response to Potential Transgender Ban
VKC response to potential ban on Transgender Service.
Calling in White Educators: Reflections from InterGroup Dialogue
I have become more critical about the ways we use the experiences and bodies of Black and brown students to facilitate learning for White students. Realizing that many White students only learn as much as they do because of the work, labor, and trauma of people of color has prompted a lot of internal conflict and reflection.
WISA KC Call for Proposals for 2018 NASPA Annual KC Publication
The WISA KC invites proposals for an article to be featured in NASPA's Annual Online KC Publication to be released in March 2018. Proposals due August 14, 2017.