2018 NASPA Hill Days & National Student Affairs Day of Action: #SAadvocates for Student Success
Student affairs professionals see first-hand both the triumphs and the struggles of students in ways that few other campus administrators can. Telling the stories of our students, stories that complement data showing what we know to be true across the country, is a powerful advocacy tool. Each student story is unique, but student affairs professionals work with students across campus, allowing perspective to identify trends and patterns in students’ experiences. As a national association representing the voices of student affairs professionals, NASPA is uniquely situated to elevate those stories and use them to inform policymakers at the state and federal level about the real impacts policy decisions have on the lives of students. Every day, student affairs professionals advocate for student success on campus; NASPA can help support and carry that advocacy to the next level, but we need your voice. Won’t you join #SAadvocates around the country in July to share your expertise and insight with policymakers?
Be At the Intersection of Adults and Dreamers Feb. 2nd, Noon CST.
Adult Learners and Students with Children KC holds quarterly forum during regular business meeting to discuss topical issues in education for nontraditional students.
Crumbling Foundations and Fraying Nets: Intersections of Public Policy & Mental Health on Campus
While mental health is arguably one of the most prominent issues student affairs professionals engage with on a day-to-day basis, ranging from student needs to maintain or manage existing mental illness or stress to providing outlets and avenues for promotion of mental wellness, it is almost invisible in state and federal policymaking. In this post by Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA's Director of Policy Research and Advocacy discusses how state and federal policy conversations can add to the mental distress and strain for many students. Despite this, it is rare to see legislation specifically address the growing mental health demands (or the costs of those demands) facing campuses. Policies implemented or being considered nationally in the past year would reverse the gains made to strengthen our general public health and mental health safety nets afforded by the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion in many states. This erosion comes at a time when students are bombarded on all dimensions of health and wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, occupational, and financial.
2018 NASPA Community Colleges Division Annual Conference Program Guide
Learn more about Division events, meetings, and educational workshops focused on community colleges taking place in Philadelphia, PA during the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference!
Nominate for The Outstanding Parent and Family Relations Professional Award
We are accepting nominations for The Outstanding Parent and Family Relations Professional Award Now till November 28th!
Parent and Family Relations KC Chair or Co-Chair Position
Seeking Nominations for Chair or Co-Chair Position(s)