Welcome to the Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community. Our leadership team works to support and network professionals, students, faculty, and other stakeholders who are invested in enhancing conversations, research, and best practices for spirituality, secularism, and religion in higher education. We look forward to your engagement and feedback and please let us know how we can best support you in this work.
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We are soliciting nominations of members to serve as the next Chair, or Co-chairs, for NASPA’s Disability Knowledge Community. The KC Chair is elected for a three-year term: one year (March, 2018-March 2019) as KC Chair-/Co-chair-elect and two years (March 2019-March 2021) as KC Chair/Co-chairs.
The WISA KC invites proposals for an article to be featured in NASPA's Annual Online KC Publication to be released in March 2018. Proposals due August 14, 2017.
Clarissa Valencia was born and raised in northeast Los Angeles, and resides in Alhambra, CA. She discovered her love for student affairs and spirituality while majoring in the Study of Religion at UCLA. From there, she attended Cal Poly SLO, where she researched the Muslim student experience, and completed a Masters in Counseling and Guidance for Higher Education. She also interned at USC’s Office of Religious Life where she focused her efforts on implementing workshops for discovering meaning and purpose in careers. She began her professional career at Southwestern Law School followed by Mount Saint Mary’s University’s in Los Angeles. She is currently focusing on bridging the gap between the inner lives of college students who identify as “spiritual but not religious” and their outer lives at universities. Her goal is to help all Light workers, metaphysical believers, Star Seeds, crystal experts, energy healers, law of attraction creators, and unchurched spiritual followers in college strengthen their spiritual voice.
Dr. Jennifer Miles, Ed.D., explores the importance of mentorship in student affairs