The Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community is an important resource for connecting with other women in the profession and with NASPA. Looking to discuss current issues and concerns? Need some resources and tools to address an issue or enhance your skills? Want to contribute to cutting-edge research on women in higher education? WISA offers these opportunities and more to connect and get involved through our blog, social media sites, research and regional activities. We invite you to join our community!
Each month WISA will showcase individuals on the WISA Leadership Team to allow members to get to know the women in executive positions in both a personal and professional capacity. This spotlight will focus on Dr. Sherry Early, the Research & Scholarship Co-Chair. Dr. Early works full time as an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Marshall University – South Charleston Graduate Campus.
Five years ago I was sitting at lunch with a colleague who shared how she was currently enrolled in a doctoral program. We discussed how much she had grown as a result of being in the program, and how it had come to support her work in student affairs. Then she asked the all-important question: had I ever considered pursuing my doctorate? I laughed it off saying “Maybe someday…”
We are seeking new professionals and graduate students (both master's and doctoral) to apply for leadership opportunities on the 2018-2020 New Professionals and Graduate Student Knowledge Community (NPGS KC) Leadership Team! Specifically, we would like to help you #MakeYourMark in the NPGS KC in 2018-2020!
Each month WISA will showcase individuals on the WISA Leadership Team to allow members to get to know the women in executive positions in both a personal and professional capacity. This spotlight will focus on Armina Khwaja, the Conference Engagement Co-Chair. Armina works full time as the Interim Director of Student Conduct at Seattle University.
I have been lucky to have some excellent mentors in the student affairs field. These are individuals I reach out to when I am considering my next career step, come across an issue I am having difficulty addressing, or need to vent (we all have those days!). In recent years, however, I have found it harder to maintain contact with some of these important mentors...
Around that time, the Director of the union took me to lunch and challenged me to decipher what I enjoyed at work from what I was good at, and then try to take opportunities that involved both. She cautioned me that if I was not intentional when seeking additional responsibilities I would easily find myself doing things I was good at that I might not enjoy. Since then, I have continued to seek additional opportunities within my department and on campus. I have learned some key things when it comes to saying “more please”…