Nudging in Student Affairs: Key Concepts and Applications
College students can face a combination of logistical, financial, and psychological stressors that can potentially drive them off-track and lead them to make decisions that may not be in their best long-term interests. Students struggling to adjust to college and feeling like they “just don’t fit in” may stand to benefit most from being nudged into co-curricular engagement activities across campus or student support services, such as career counseling or advising. In this post, NASPA Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley discusses how, through intentional delivery and framing of information, student affairs professionals can promote the uptake and effectiveness of programs that will help students manage their competing priorities, build meaningful social connections, and improve overall health and wellbeing. This blog is the first in a series of posts that will discuss various applications of behavioral science in the context of higher education and student affairs.
Women In Student Affairs Knowledge Community Program Guide 2018 NASPA Annual Conference
The Women In Student Affairs Knowledge Community presents its 2018 NASPA Annual Conference program and event guide.
SMALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES GUIDE FOR THE 2018 NASPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
This guide highlights sessions, programs, and events of interest to student affairs professionals at small colleges and universities during the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference.
Winter Newsletter now Available from Adult Learners and Students with Children KC
We hope you enjoy our Winter newsletter for catching up with our KC and preparing for NASPA
2018 NASPA Hill Days & National Student Affairs Day of Action: #SAadvocates for Student Success
Student affairs professionals see first-hand both the triumphs and the struggles of students in ways that few other campus administrators can. Telling the stories of our students, stories that complement data showing what we know to be true across the country, is a powerful advocacy tool. Each student story is unique, but student affairs professionals work with students across campus, allowing perspective to identify trends and patterns in students’ experiences. As a national association representing the voices of student affairs professionals, NASPA is uniquely situated to elevate those stories and use them to inform policymakers at the state and federal level about the real impacts policy decisions have on the lives of students. Every day, student affairs professionals advocate for student success on campus; NASPA can help support and carry that advocacy to the next level, but we need your voice. Won’t you join #SAadvocates around the country in July to share your expertise and insight with policymakers?
Part II: What Price(s) Are You Willing to Pay: Cost Considerations in the #SAPro Search Process
Check out Part II or II of advice for the job search process! Part II covers placement programs, on-campus interviews, and relocation.