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.
In the first installment of the Engage! series, Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA's Director of Policy Research and Advocacy, broadly outlined four levels in which student affairs professionals might advocate on campus: institutionally, as faculty and staff, supporting students and civic engagement, and personally. In the second installment, NASPA Policy Analyst Diana Ali took a deeper dive into these forms of advocacy concerning undocumented individuals. In this installment of the Engage! series, Teri will address the four types of advocacy student affairs professionals might pursue to promote rights for trans individuals on their campus and in their community. NASPA’s Policy and Advocacy team regularly tracks challenges to trans individuals’ rights and protection under both the Student Safety and Wellness and Inclusive Opportunities tenets of the NASPA Public Policy Agenda.
A Resource for Staying Engaged with the Student Affairs Literature
As diverse the working world of student affairs is, finding the right job for you can be difficult. A job may seem fantastic on paper but once we start doing it….well we may quickly regret our choice. Conversely, we may agree to a job or project that we think is not ideal and discover that we love it.
Other duties as assigned; four words that make many student affairs professionals cringe. The words are often uttered under one’s breath, as one begins to prepare themselves for additional work piled on top of their already overwhelming load.
We are seeking new professionals and graduate students (both master's and doctoral) to apply for leadership opportunities on the 2018-2020 New Professionals and Graduate Student Knowledge Community (NPGS KC) Leadership Team! Specifically, we would like to help you #MakeYourMark in the NPGS KC in 2018-2020!
With everything that was happening, I started questioning if I was on the right path. Luckily, I had extensive support and some great mentors that helped me navigate the hurdles of being a first-year graduate student. Below are the lessons I learned along the way.