Faculty Council Initiatives

  • Case Study Competition

    The NASPA Graduate Case Study Competition is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase skills and knowledge of the field of Student Affairs. Graduate students may form a team to participate on-site at the Annual Conference.  Participants will review and analyze a case study a week prior to attending and present their findings at the Annual Conference on Monday, March 11th. Case presentations should include a review of ethical, moral, and legal considerations that influenced their decision making in crafting their response to the case study. Teams should be comprised of 2 to 3 current graduate students and must include a faculty sponsor. Up to 12 teams comprised of first- and second-year students (or beyond) will be selected to compete. Each team will analyze, evaluate, and provide solutions to a thought-provoking case relevant to the field of Student Affairs to a panel of judges that is representative of student affairs practitioners, faculty, and past case competition winners. For more information, please review the attached flyer.

    Applications Now Open for 2019 Case Study Competition!

    Are you attending NASPA this year? Would you like to demonstrate what you have been learning in your program?  Are you seeking a way to enhance your skills and receive professional feedback? Do you have a competitive and creative spirit? If so, you are encouraged to register to compete in NASPA's Annual Graduate Student Case Study Competition. Winners will receive recognition during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, be provided the opportunity to share their case study presentation in an educational session at the 2019 Annual NASPA Conference and be presented with a $100 gift card provided by Noodle Partners, a leader in online education. 

    Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, February 17, 2019! Register NOW!

    • Mentorship Program

      The NASPA Faculty Council is pleased to share the continuance of its mentoring program for faculty. The program pairs a seasoned mentor with a new faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide support for mentoring relationships whereby new faculty can glean advice and guidance about scholarship, teaching, service, and career plans from seasoned scholars.

      Pairs are encouraged to meet regularly throughout the academic year (typically pairs meet once per month but the on a schedule should be agreed upon by both individuals). At minimum, the pair should plan to review/discuss the mentee’s CV, co-create a short and long-term professional goal and plan to achieve established goals. Mentors and mentees commit to the program for one year.

      Registration for the mentorship program opens mid- to late-March.  

      Phase 1: Registration forms due May 1 (individuals seeking a pairing before the summer begins)

      Phase 2: Registration due August 1

      Involvement Criteria

      Participants must be active NASPA members. Mentees must be within their first 1 - 3 years of appointment as an assistant professor (tenure track or non-tenure track), adjunct, or lecturer. Mentors must have a minimum of five years teaching experience.

      Sign up/Register

      Faculty Mentor Sign-Up Form 

      Faculty Mentee Registration Form

      Questions?  Contact Co-Leads, Susana Hernandez at [email protected] and Sherry Early at [email protected]

    • Emerging Faculty Leader Academy

      The NASPA Emerging Faculty Leader Academy is a one-year program for emerging faculty leaders who want to gain knowledge, techniques and experience in order to develop and sustain a fulfilling faculty career. Seven participants, one from each of the 7 NASPA Regions, will participate in on-line and in-person professional development and educational sessions in order to gain additional knowledge and skills about being a leader as a faculty member.  Potential topics may include: teaching strategies and curriculum development, resources to deal with issues of tenure, merit and performance, and serving within professional associations such as NASPA.   Visit the Emerging Faculty Leader Academy page for application information and previous cohort members.

    • Online Faculty Forum

      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 NASPA Faculty Council is initiates a monthly web conference effort entitled Online Faculty Forums.

      Online Faculty Forums are 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.   

      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.

      Please see the Online Faculty Forums page for current information, and please see below for a sample of previous recordings.

      Previous Faculty Forums

      • January 2018: Faculty roles & being a good colleague, Hosted by Annemarie Vaccarro. Vijay Kanagala, and Jörg Vianden

      • February 2017: International Students and Campus Environments, Hosted by David Nguyen and Dena Kniess

      • March 2017: Why We Came to Love Online Teaching Hosted by Paul Eaton and Tori Sepulveda

      • March 2017:  Student Development Theory Teaching Strategies, Hosted by Jaimie Hoffman

      • May 2017: A Taste of Tech, Hoted by Jaimie Hoffman

      November 15, 2016: Curriculum development/innovations, Hosted by Brenda McKenzie 

      The Program Coordinator Role - April 25, 2016
      Culminating/Degree Certification Experience - March 28, 2016

      Dynamic Tensions in Student Affairs Preparation Programs:  Curricular Developments - February 16, 2016 - Moderated by Susan Longerbeam, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University

      January 25, 2016 – Online Teaching and Curriculum - Session facilitators Paul Eaton

      and Ric Montelongo

      November 30, 2015 – April 15 Commitment Deadline - Session facilitators Pam

      Havice and Danielle DeSawal

      October 28, 2015 – Student Issues & Program Marketing/Recruitment - Session

      Facilitators Bill Arnold and Matt Varga