Breaking the “Indiscernible Wall”
When the rate of enrollment increased rapidly, colleges and universities across the United States had to bifurcate as Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in order to manage everyday operations of the college campuses. In that process, both branches were given the responsibility to be a prime factor in the student development process –
“Academic affairs attending to intellectual development, and Student Affairs focusing on social and emotional development” (Arcelus, n.d.).
2017-2018 NASPA CCD Director’s Welcome
Incoming CCD Director, Dr. Kimberly Lowry, shares a warm welcome.
NCC Online: Mental Health & Diminishing Resources
This installment of NCC Online focuses on the current state of mental health services at community colleges and explores strategies for supporting students with student affairs and health education practitioners. As open access institutions, community colleges must be able to serve a wide range of students and provide support for their success, both academically and personally. Join us as we discuss strategies to do so, even amid budget cuts and uncertain funding.
Democracy Requires That We Be Brave Enough
While in Washington, DC, recently for a national convening examining student democratic engagement during the election, a Ginsberg Center staff member attended a Supreme Court hearing. As Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor in particular raised questions, the ways in which our identities are shaped and politicized came into focus. The fate of a man’s life was being considered by Justices whose personal and constitutional views were undoubtedly shaped by their own lived experiences. And yet, they asked thoughtful questions, considered context and listened to understand, with a willingness to negotiate where they stood on the issue.
Navigating Your First Professional Conference Alone
Going to professional conferences can be refreshing, a chance to focus on your growth, a needed step away from your day to day, and a reenergizing experience, but they can also be tiring, filled with anxiety, and challenging.
Reflecting on my NASPA IV-WE Experience: Candice Sewell
In the fall of 2016, I was awarded a scholarship for the NASPA IV East-West regional conference. During my time at the conference, I gained a lot of insight about the profession and career advancements within the field of Student Affairs.