Professional development and support for your professional endeavors does not just happen at conference.
Some resources we have included here are for aiding members in their graduate school search, job search, profession-related documents, and more. Have a resource you would recommend, please contact a member Knowledge Community Leadership Team about your suggestion.
GRADUATE SCHOOL SEARCH
Finding the perfect graduate program to fit your needs does not need to be a major research project! We recommend before you begin your graduate school search process and choosing a graduate program, read "Selecting a Student Affairs Graduate Program" by Will Barratt, Ph.D.
NASPA has made it easy for you to find the right school and program to meet your educational goals. Search NASPA's comprehensive online Graduate Program Directory in higher education, student affairs and other related fields and you will discover that hundreds of programs to choose from. Use the information in this directory to help you narrow your selection and make an informed decision about applying to graduate school.
Additionally, ACPA – College Student Educators International – maintains a similar graduate prep program directory to search through.
- Becoming Socialized in Student Affairs Administration: A Guide for New Professionals and Their Supervisorsby Ashley Tull et. al
- Job One: Experiences of New Professionals in Student Affairsby Peter M. Magolda, Jill Ellen Carnaghi
- Job One 2.0: Understanding the Next Generation of Student Affairs Professionalsby Peter M. Magolda, Jill Ellen Carnaghi
- Where You Work Matters: Student Affairs Administration at Different Types of Institutionsby Joan B. Hirt
Books & Articles
Build your professional library with books and other resources from the NASPA Bookstore. The publications feature the work of thought leaders in higher education and student affairs. Members receive discounted pricing.
- Seminal Documents: Our profession has been framed by imporant historical documents. These documents including but not limited to The Student Personnel Point of View, Reasonable Expectations, and Learning Reconsidered. Find these and more under the About Student Affairs area of the NASPA Website.
ACPA/NASPA Areas of Professional Competency for Student Affairs Educators: This set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and for some competencies, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals working in the U.S., regardless of their area of specialization or positional role within the field.
- NASPA On Demand Learning Platform: As part of our new Online Learning Community, NASPA OnDemand is a prime resource for convenient online professional development. The OnDemand Catalog includes over 50 learning modules you can access right when you need them.
- #SAChats or #SAGrad Chats on Twitter: These virtual chats take place weekly. This is a wonderful engagement and networking opportunity for those new professionals or graduate students who that may not be able to afford attending a professional conference.
- Join the various Student Affairs Facebook groups: Social media allows graduate students and professionals to connect with others and ask questions. One group of particular interest may be the "Student Affairs Professionals" Facebook group.