MMKC 2017-2018 Award Nominations
This is your chance to nominate those individuals and programs that you feel are worthy of recognition! The deadline for all nominations is November 15, 2018. Please take a few minutes to nominate the colleagues and programs that deserve consideration for this honor.
Policy in Practice: Proactive Steps to Foster Inclusion, Diversity, and Free Speech
Institutions seeking ways to address the increasing divisiveness plaguing our nation’s political discourse are challenged with balancing strong respect for equity and inclusion with protecting free speech. Contrary to inclusion and diversity and freedom of expression being at odds, however, campus leaders can take proactive steps to establish both meaningful protections for those who have experienced past trauma and create spaces for open and honest discourse on fraught topics. For some institutions, re-examining institutional speech and expression policies to identify how they can be made less reliant on free speech zones while still allowing for appropriate planning for campus safety, may bring together campus leaders, students, and the community around a concrete task. Establishing a practice of deliberative dialogue across topics of passionately held different opinions allows for greater exploration and creates capacity for empathy and discussion. Providing resources for higher education professionals for use of safe spaces in pedagogically appropriate ways can help students with histories of trauma, from veterans to survivors of abuse, engage more fully with their educations. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds provides starting points and considerations for these approaches.
Learning Communities at Work: Leveraging Resources in Support of LatinX Students
San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians formed an alliance in 2008 and created the Valley-Bound Commitment Program.
Influencing Policy into 2032: Preparing Campuses and Students to Respond to the 2020 Census
In an era of ubiquitous data and data collection, the notion of completing an official count of every person in the United States every ten years may seem outdated. The Census, however, is a vital component in the foundation of our national government. Understanding the importance of the Census and the role it plays in ensuring the health of our representative democracy is essential as we head into the final year of preparation for the 2020 Census. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, provides a brief history of the Census and how it relates to the United States House of Representatives and the distribution of federal funds before addressing how student affairs professionals can help ensure all members of the campus communities are counted in 2020.
Civic Literacy and Skill Building in the Local Context
Together, and with renewed vigor, SUNY Geneseo and the Village of Geneseo have acted on the advice of Grady Bogue that “Orchestrating the tension between individual interests and community interests, between the good of self and the good of the community requires great engagement.” The engagement that has been cultivated this fall is expected to reinforce the College’s commitment to civic literacy and skill building, and civic agency, and lead to even more significant College-Village collaboration in the months ahead.
PFRKC Award Nominations Accepted Through Sunday!
Don’t let the deadline pass you by! Place a nominate for one of the four awards listed below – the process is minimal. This is a special occasion to acknowledge friends and colleagues in such a big way. Selected recipients will be recognized at the 2019 NASPA Conference in Los Angeles, March 9 - 13.