Faculty Council Initiatives

  • 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 have 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, Jaimie Hoffman at [email protected] and Ashley Tull at [email protected]

  • 2017 Conference-Related Activities
    • Sunday, March 12
      • Faculty First-Time Attendee Orientation, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Convention Center 216A
    • Monday, March 23
      • NASPA President's Breakfast for Faculty, 7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Grand Hyatt, Lone Star EF
      • Faculty Extended Institute, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Grand Hyatt, Lone Star EF
      • NASPA Faculty Social, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Yard House, 849 E Commerce Street
      • NASPA Communities and Grad Prep Fair, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Grand Hyatt, Lone Star Ball Room
    • Tuesday, March 14
      • Student Personnel Point of View:  80 Years Later Where Are We Now?, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Convention Center, Hemisfair C3
      • Student Affairs Grad Prep Coordinator Meeting, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Grand Hyatt, Lone Star B
      • Group Level Assessment:  Informing Student Affairs Practice through a Participatory Research Method, 12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Marriott Rivercenter, Conf Room 2-4
      • Preparing SA Pros to WOrk with MIoSG Students, 1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m., Grand Hyatt, Texas C
    • Faculty Lounge, March 13 & 14, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm.., Convention Center 216A
      • Coffee Breaks
        • Monday, March 14 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        • Tuesday, March 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
        • Tuesday, March 15 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:0 pm..
    • TBD
      • Case Study Competition
      • Doctoral Seminar 
      • Scholarly Papers
      • Faculty Institute
  • 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.

    Future Online Faculty Forums:

    • February 1, 2017: International Students and Campus Environments, Hoted by David Nguyen and Dena Kniess

    • March 1, 2017: Online classes, Hosted by Paul Eaton

    • March 29, 2017:  Student Development Theory Teaching Strategies, Hosted by Jaimie Hoffman

    • April 26, 2017:  TBD, Hosted by TBD 

    Program Coordinator Forums

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

    • November 1, 2016: Teaching practices using culturally relevant pedagogy, Hosted by Ebelia Hernandez

    • January 17, 2017: Graduate student trends, Hosted by James Archibald

    • February 14, 2017: Adjuncts and collateral facutlty, Hosted by Peitro Sasso

    • April 11, 2017: Culminating experiences, Hosted by Jackie Hodes

    Faculty Forums will typically start at 12:00 p.m. (EST). Those interested in participating can join using the following URL or telephone number:

    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://naspa.zoom.us/j/259622649 

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):   +16465588656,259622649# or +14086380968,259622649# 

    Or Telephone:  Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll); when prompted enter Meeting ID: 259 622 649

    International numbers available: 


    Previous Faculty Forums

    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