SAPAA KC Updates for the WRC

Jes Takla

October 9, 2017

Promising Practices Award Nominations due October 20

Nomination packets are available and now accepted via email

Submit a nomination for the 2017 Promising Practices Award to recognize your institutional efforts to promote academic and student affairs partnerships.  This signature award from SAPAA KC recognizes partnership practices that contribute to effective student learning and outcomes. 

Award recipients will be formally recognized at the NASPA Annual Conference SAPAA KC Business Meeting Philadelphia in March 2018.  Nomination packets and Criteria information available at:

2018 Promising Practices Award - Submission Timeline

  • October 13, 2017: Deadline to submit nominations via email at: [email protected]
  • January 2018: Notification of Award sent via email to nominator – pending NASPA Board approval.
  • March 2018: Award presented - SAPAA Business Meeting at NASPA 2018


We are soliciting nominations of NASPA members to serve as the next Chair, or Co-chairs, for the SAPAA. 

The KC Co-Chair is elected for a three-year term: one year (March 2018-March 2019) as KC Co-chair-elect and two years (March 2019-March 2021) as KC Co-chairs.  We invite you to view the full National KC Chair/Co-Chair Position Description.

If you are interested in serving in this position, please submit your nomination by email to Christopher Lewis ([email protected]no later than Friday October 27, 2017, 11:59PM.  

The nomination must include the following:

  • Both nominee(s) names, NASPA Member IDs, titles, institutions, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Digital photographs (A standard “professional” headshot is most appropriate.  They will appear on the ballot as a black and white photo.
  • Current resumes or C.V.s (PDF ONLY) devoid of personal information (e.g., home address, home phone number) and with any references removed.  
  • Candidates’ statement (500-700 words, MS Word format) that clearly and concisely articulates the nominee’s philosophy, purpose, and/or goals
  • Candidate(s) must have a current NASPA membership. 

Once collected by the SAPAA elections committee, the NASPA Office will prepare the official ballot for distribution to all Knowledge Community members.  Ballots will be mailed electronically to all KC members in January, 2018, and elections will be open for 30 days.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Christopher Lewis, [email protected]  with the KC nominating committee.  Thank you for your interest and participation!!!

Synergy Publication

The SAPAA KC regularly shares scholarship as a way to promote partnership work and best practices across our profession.  Please take a moment to review the current issue of Synergy with insights from our colleagues near and far at:  

Synergy is published twice a year and new submission guidelines also aim to highlight professional competencies. October 2017 article will be published by October 10th

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