NASPA Knowledge Communities

KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.

Welcome to the NASPA Knowledge Communities, which support lifelong learning in student affairs while allowing members to confirm their commitment to and passion for the profession through their common interests. I invite you to explore the most recent issue of the KC Publication which exemplifies our focus of creating and sharing knowledge.

Ellen Meents-DeCaigny

National Director of Knowledge Communities

Community Posts

  • Beginning the Year with Wellness in Mind

    If you want to try out a million hobbies, love to run, bake, or do crafts, find joy in collecting crystal koala bears, rejuvenate binging on Netflix, or if catching up on sleep is your thing – do it! Guilt free, without expectation. You’re a grown woman with a difficult job and you deserve it.

    Posted on August 19, 2018 at 03:00 PM by Women in Student Affairs
  • Taking Charge of Your Professional Development

    The first installment in our #ProDevoThursday series, author Alyssa Burks provides us with an overlook at what professional development really means and how new professionals and graduate students can go about taking that first step.

    Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM by New Professionals and Graduate Students
  • Implications For Recruiting Top Student Leaders Into the Field of Student Affairs

    Situation: You have a student leader that you meet with on a regular basis who is concerned about their original career path and asking for time in your meeting to discuss their concerns. You have always had a positive connection with this student as their mentor and are glad to help out as a listening ear. This student is heavily involved in student leadership opportunities and is one of the top student leaders that you have the opportunity to connect with. In the conversation you discover that they are unhappy in their major and are looking to explore other options before they approach their third year at the institution. The student loves their student leadership opportunities, and makes a comment that they “wish I could continue to do what I’m doing as a student leader.” In this moment, you realize your opportunity for suggestions could go down multiple paths. Do you take this opportunity to recruit this student to the field of student affairs? Do you refer them to the career development center on campus? Do you dive deeper into why they are unhappy in their major?

    Posted on August 13, 2018 at 07:56 AM by Student Leadership Programs
  • A New Chapter in Student Affairs Engagement Written by You

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    As the Chair of the Adult Learners and Student’s with Children Knowledge Community of NASPA, I want to share with the wider NASPA community members an opportunity to publish while increasing the sparse amount of literature available to professionals who support adult learners.

    Posted on August 12, 2018 at 02:13 PM by Adult Learners and Students with Children
  • Technology’s Influence on Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education

    Technology has its hand in so much in today’s world. Higher education has been forced to adjust to the aggressive advancement of technology. It is no secret that the areas of spirituality and religion have struggled with finding the proper place in higher education. The issue can either be improved or hardened by technology. Technology, if properly implemented, can have a positive influence in higher education.

    Posted on August 9, 2018 at 02:42 PM by Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education
  • How do I go about Creating a Shift in the Culture of the Recruitment of Student Leaders?

    I love working with the upperclassmen student leaders who facilitate the first year experience programs at my institution. They are always an amazing group of students who care deeply for others, inspire collective excitement for the incoming students, and strive to make the new students experience positive in every way.

    Posted on August 8, 2018 at 04:20 PM by Student Leadership Programs

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