Welcome to the MMKC! I hope that you’ll find our resources to be helpful as you assist your students in understanding issues surrounding men and masculinity. Please know that each member of our leadership team is truly dedicated to our purpose; don’t hesitate to contact anyone for anything you need.
The current call for public comment on the Department of Education’s proposed rule on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance, known more succinctly as Title IX, has occupied a lot of attention since it was opened on November 29, 2018. You may be following the discussions considering what the proposed rule would mean for you and the students with whom you work, and wondering how your individual perspective fits into the conversation If so, we encourage you to draft and submit your own comments by the January 28, 2019 deadline. In keeping with the civic engagement and advocacy goals and objectives of NASPA’s strategic plan, we actively encourage higher education professionals to add their expertise to the public comments submitted to the Department. We recognize, however, that many professionals may be sensitive to their institutional roles and responsibilities and hesitant to speak out on issues different from or even in contradiction of comments submitted by their employer. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, reviews why and how individuals can and should submit comments for consideration by the Department.
In late November, the Department of Education published a proposed rule on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance and opened a 60-day public comment period. While the Federal Register is not fully operational during the shutdown, public comments on the Title IX Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are still due by January 28, and regulations.gov is functional and accepting comments. NASPA staff have developed several resources intended to help higher education leaders learn about and respond to the proposed rule. Prior to the winter break, we held several information sessions (recordings are available in the NASPA Online Learning Community) and published a 4-part blog series providing a preliminary analysis of the proposed rule. Today we released a series of Resource Guides that expand on many of the topics we highlighted in December with links to research and data that individuals and institutions can use to bolster their comments as needed.
The New Professionals and Graduate Students (NPGS) Knowledge Community (KC) is proud to sponsor the 8th Annual NPGS Conference Consortium (CC) at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
This is your chance to nominate those individuals and programs that you feel are worthy of recognition! The deadline for all nominations is November 15, 2018. Please take a few minutes to nominate the colleagues and programs that deserve consideration for this honor.
Fraternity and Sorority professionals are experts at advising social fraternal organizations. But what about those organizations that are based around academic, professional, and other special interest group connections? This post from the NASPA Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community argues for the opportunities and needs for strong advising for those organizations as well.
Don’t let the deadline pass you by! Place a nominate for one of the four awards listed below – the process is minimal. This is a special occasion to acknowledge friends and colleagues in such a big way. Selected recipients will be recognized at the 2019 NASPA Conference in Los Angeles, March 9 - 13.