2019 NASPA Community Colleges Institute In Review
Dr. Rocio Fajardo shares reflections from the 2019 NASPA Community Colleges Institute.
Helping Your Own: Emergency Aid Programs
As colleges look to coordinate civic engagement activities to improve their local community, many times they need to address the issues on campus. Seminole State College of Florida implemented their emergency aid program in 2015 in partnership with Heart of Florida United Way with support from the Lumina Foundation to determine if emergency aid programs were effective in helping students stay in college.
A Culture of Collaboration at Middlesex Community College
Building capacity to successfully bolster efforts to engage students in the democratic process can be a significant challenge. Identifying allies already on your campus can be a key first step. This year, the Office of Civic & Service-Learning (OCSL) at Middlesex Community College (MCC) partnered with our MASSPIRG chapter for our Voter Registration and Get Out The Vote initiatives. Our partnership focused on leveraging our shared resources to engage our students in the 2018 Midterm elections by providing opportunities for students to learn about our democratic system, register to vote, and identify ways they can work to create change.
2019 NASPA Community Colleges Division Annual Conference Guide
Join the Community Colleges Division at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference. Take a look here to learn about featured sessions, meetings, and award winners.
Post-Election Round-Up: What Happened and What Does it Mean for Student Affairs?
No matter your political affiliation, there was much to celebrate in Tuesday’s midterms, which resulted in increasing diversity of our nation’s elected officials, seven state gubernatorial races (so far) flipping from Republican to Democrat, an increased Republican majority in the Senate, and a Democratic takeover in the House. If your interest in policy work is more issue-based, you may be searching for the answers to what this all means now that results are in. How does a night of history-making play out on the ground, and how will these state and federal results impact local higher education communities? This post by NASPA assistant director of policy research and advocacy Diana Ali will dig into some of the outcomes, including early indications of record voter turnout on college campuses, to provide insight into these questions.
Accelerating Latino College Completion at Hispanic Serving Institutions Project
Excelencia in Education and leaders from nine higher education institutions in Arizona, Florida, and Texas worked over two years to develop and discuss plans for accelerating Latino college completion at their institutions. Hear about Maricopa Community College's experience.