Wading into the Messiness: Civil Engagement for Civic Engagement
In the past year, our nation has experienced incidents that have had a personal, visceral, profound effect on our students; incidents of intolerance, hatred, and violence fill the newsfeed. In an “us vs them” dichotomy where debate and arguing to win has surpassed discussion and listening to learn and understand, higher education needs to focus not just on civic engagement but civil engagement. At Colby-Sawyer College, our students have asked us to include conversations on current and controversial topics as part of their classroom experiences.
Engage! Part Three: Options for Student Affairs Professionals to Advocate for Trans Individuals
In the first installment of the Engage! series, Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA's Director of Policy Research and Advocacy, broadly outlined four levels in which student affairs professionals might advocate on campus: institutionally, as faculty and staff, supporting students and civic engagement, and personally. In the second installment, NASPA Policy Analyst Diana Ali took a deeper dive into these forms of advocacy concerning undocumented individuals. In this installment of the Engage! series, Teri will address the four types of advocacy student affairs professionals might pursue to promote rights for trans individuals on their campus and in their community. NASPA’s Policy and Advocacy team regularly tracks challenges to trans individuals’ rights and protection under both the Student Safety and Wellness and Inclusive Opportunities tenets of the NASPA Public Policy Agenda.
Engage! Options for Advocacy for Student Affairs Professionals
No matter your position, title, or area of expertise, as a student affairs professional there are a myriad of ways you can – and should – engage in public policy conversations for the benefit of you, your students, and your institution. While advocacy in public policy can seem like a tricky topic, in this post NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, will lay out some key terms and specific examples of how both individuals and institutions can engage in advocacy.
Call for Proposals Now Open: 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18)
The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE18) Meeting in Anaheim, Ca. from June 6-9, 2018, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners to advance our work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities--both public and private--prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need.
Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Announcements
The NASPA Sexual & Relationship Violence Prevention, Education & Response Knowledge Community (SRVPER KC) provides a space for a wide range of Student Affairs professionals whose work involves working on dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault on campus. The knowledge community provides members with opportunities to provide one another support and to learn from others who are working with survivors and respondents on campus. NASPA has contributed significant resources to addressing issues of interpersonal violence on campus and within the field of Student Affairs. This knowledge community is an extension of that support and an acknowledgement of the need for specialized knowledge development and sharing of best practices on these topics.
Disability Knowledge Community - Elections Nominations Committee Information
We are soliciting nominations of members to serve as the next Chair, or Co-chairs, for NASPA’s Disability Knowledge Community. The KC Chair is elected for a three-year term: one year (March, 2018-March 2019) as KC Chair-/Co-chair-elect and two years (March 2019-March 2021) as KC Chair/Co-chairs.