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2019 NASPA Community Colleges Institute: A Graduate Student’s Perspective
Betzabel Martinez shares her experience attending the 2019 NASPA Community Colleges Institute.
Leadership Development through Conducting Research
I’ve spent the better part of two decades as a student affairs professional, presenting leadership workshops, teaching leadership courses, and advising student leaders so it was a surprise to me when I recently had the opportunity to think about leadership differently. I was asked to be the keynote speaker at my university’s annual research conference. The keynote speech was to address the benefits of participation in research for students. Immediately, I thought of many reasons why research was important—-- to add to the body of knowledge about a topic, or to discover and explore a phenomenon, or even to innovate or develop a new process or product, but I hadn’t ever put conducting research into the context of leadership development for students. As I researched the information for my address, I quickly realized that participating in research had the potential to be a transformative leadership experience for students. Through participation in research, students gain valuable leadership skills, develop self-awareness, and become problem-solvers.
2019 NASPA Community Colleges Institute In Review
Dr. Rocio Fajardo shares reflections from the 2019 NASPA Community Colleges Institute.
Catching Up on HEA: An Update for #SAPros & #SAadvocates
It’s been a busy week on the Hill with several hearing related to reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), initial due for reauthorization in 2013, in both the House and the Senate. Policymakers from both parties generally agree with NASPA’s overarching priorities related to HEA, though they differ in where they place the emphasis for why and how best to accomplish them. These differences become apparent in the details, which matter in any legislation, but with legislation as broad and far-reaching as HEA, there are a lot of details. Both Senator Alexander (R-TN), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, have recently addressed the issues they expect to include in comprehensive HEA reauthorization bills to be introduced in spring 2019.
Student Affairs: Integral Partners on Campus and in Congress: Remarks from IACLEA’s Hill Day
This morning, NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, joined joined Sue Riseling, Executive Director of the International Association of College Law Enforcement Officers (IACLEA), David Bousquet, Immediate Past President of the IACLEA Board of Directors, Abigail Boyer, Interim Executive Director of the Clery Center, and Altmann Pannell, Director of Government and External Relations at IACLEA, at a briefing for Congressional staff on issues of campus public safety as part of IACLEA’s 10th annual Capitol Hill Day. Ms. Hinds spoke on briefly on a variety of topics including federal and state budgets and financial support for higher education, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and several issues related to campus safety. Her prepared remarks are available below.