Learn, Engage, and Represent: Preparing for the National Student Affairs Day of Action on March 12!
Collectively, student affairs professionals represent thousands of voices; working together we can make a powerful impression with policymakers on behalf of our students and our profession. Engaging with our representative democracy is essential to maintaining the health and function of our nation’s government, which is why NASPA invites you to take part in the National Student Affairs Day of Action on March 12, 2019. No matter your position, title, or area of expertise, as a student affairs professional there are a myriad of ways you can – and should – engage in public policy conversations for the benefit of you, your students, and your institution. Won’t you join #SAadvocates around the country on #NSADA19 to share your expertise and insight with policymakers?
New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community Program Guide for NASPA19
Each year for the NASPA Annual Conference, the New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community (NPGSKC) develops a program guide designed to draw attendees’ attention to programs, events, and other information of particular interest to attendees looking to engage with new professional and graduate student related-content.
Going Viral: Social Media, Student Affairs, and the Call for Community-Building
In this week's post, our author shares their experiences and thoughts on how higher education is and is not responding to the impact of social media in students' lives.
2019 NASPA Community Colleges Division Annual Conference Guide
Join the Community Colleges Division at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference. Take a look here to learn about featured sessions, meetings, and award winners.
Your Role in Our Representative Democracy: Submitting Personal Comments on Proposed Rules
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.
The Student Newspaper: An Unexpected Pathway to Student Affairs
In this week's post, our author shares their journey into Student Affairs through an unlikely experience.