Parent and Family Relations Knowledge Community’s Program Guide to NASPA19
Each year for the NASPA Annual Conference, the Parent and Family Relations Knowledge Community (PFRKC) develops a program guide designed to draw attendees’ attention to programs, events, and other information of particular interest to attendees looking to engage with the Parent and Family Knowledge Community and related-content.
PFRKC Award Nominations Accepted Through Sunday!
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.
Technology’s Influence on Parents and Families: Engaging and Supporting the Parents of Generation Z
Unlike previous generations, members of Generation X are not the parents who will hover over their students; rather, they want to be involved in their students’ lives and are more of a 'friend' to them. By utilizing the technology institutions can find ways to intentionally engage the parents of Generation Z and include them in their student’s experiences while they are in college. In this blog we overview five ways to use technology to engage and involve parents in their student’s college experience.
A Love Letter to the Families of New Students
Getting the year started; a letter to family members from a director of new student and family programs.
Getting Back to the Basics. Getting Back to Bike Helmets
Barbara LoMonaco, vice president for student affairs at Salve Regina University, recommends a shift in how we frame the differences between today’s colleges students and those of us who had more culturally “free range” childhoods.
Grassroots Mobilization & Associational Influence: Observations from the Oklahoma Teacher Walk-Out
A tidal wave of protest and discontent has been sweeping across many states in recent months, swelling up in school districts and spilling out on state capitol grounds, flooding the halls of government. Frustrated with stagnant and insufficient salaries, and discouraged by flat or reduced school funding, teachers have been mobilizing and making their voices heard. State lawmakers have taken note. Teachers’ demands are being met with legislation to increase funding and/or salaries, and while wish lists might not be completely satisfied, great progress has been made in several states with respect to increasing the prospects of better-funded public K-12 education. Dr. Brent Marsh, the Small Colleges and Universities Division Representative to NASPA's Public Policy Division shares observations and lessons from the field from his perspective in a small, rural community during the Oklahoma Teacher Walk-Out.