Professional Development

Professional development is at the heart of NASPA’s mission and the following resources and initiatives are available for faculty professional development:

Faculty Forums

In an effort to increase opportunities for higher education and student affairs program faculty to engage with colleagues on program coordination and curriculum related issues, the Faculty Council is initiating a monthly web conference effort entitled Faculty Forums.  These Forums will be informal, topical discussions using a web conference platform.   A faculty colleague with particular interest in, or experience with, the topic of the month will serve as the host and discussion moderator.   Topics to be addressed in the coming months include:

  • October 19, 2017 | 1:00pm EST: Leaving a faculty "Footprint": How NASPA can serve faculty through various stages of development 
  • December 14, 2017 | 1:00pm EST: Faculty roles & Being a good colleague
  • February 8, 2018 | 1:00pm EST: Teaching Online
  • April 12, 2018 | 1:00pm EST: Emerging Faculty Conversation

Additionally, we are offering monthly web conferences intended specifically for Program Coordinators (although open to anyone).  The topics to be addressed include:

  • October 25, 2017 | 12:00pm EST: Current challenges in program direction
  • December 13, 2017 | 1:00pm EST: Program assessment/CAS/External reviews
  • February 14, 2018 | 1:00pm EST: Internationalization and Globalization Integration
  • April 18, 2018 | 1:00pm EST: Portfolios, Comprehensive Exams, Culminating Projects

As the name implies, these are meant to be forums, exchanges of ideas, not webinars.  The intent is to support collaboration, knowledge sharing, and problem solving.  In addition, we anticipate these sessions will influence the Faculty Council agenda and support conference program development addressing needs and interests of program faculty.  Recordings of some previous forum meetings are located on the Faculty Resources page.

Those interested in participating can join using the following URL or telephone number: