NCC Online: Mental Health & Diminishing Resources
This installment of NCC Online focuses on the current state of mental health services at community colleges and explores strategies for supporting students with student affairs and health education practitioners. As open access institutions, community colleges must be able to serve a wide range of students and provide support for their success, both academically and personally. Join us as we discuss strategies to do so, even amid budget cuts and uncertain funding.
Promoting Healthy Work-Life Balance Among Employees, Part 2
Part 2 of our focus on work and life balance explores institutional practices that can promote employee wellness.
Call for Proposals Now Open: 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE17)
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 (#CLDE17) Meeting in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017, 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.
Get Connected to NASPA!
Join us for a free live-briefing to learn about the resources available to community college professionals through NASPA.
Providing a Path for Students to Utilize Their Right
According to Campus Vote Project, “in 2008, nearly 1.7 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 were not registered to vote and only 17% of 18 to 24-year-olds cast a ballot in the 2014 elections” (2016). These alarming statistics highlight the need for young adults to have adequate resources and avenues to register to vote on time. Providing adequate resources and creating avenues fosters a sense of inclusion and importance for why young adults should partake in the democratic process.
NCC Online: Addressing the FLSA Final Overtime Rule in Community Colleges
There is much discussion in higher education about the Department of Labor’s final rule on overtime pay, which goes into effect on December 1, 2016. At that time, the new salary threshold for guaranteed overtime will double from its previous level under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.) Many colleges are struggling with its compliance and best practices to do so, whether it’s reorganizing staff, raising wages, or switching to hourly pay-scales—all of which have potential impacts on work culture. This event will feature panelists from Human Resources, Student Affairs, and Public Policy to discuss the FLSA update itself and strategies that community colleges are employing to enforce it on their campuses.