NASPA Region IV-West is one of the most diverse and expansive regions in all of NASPA. We pride ourselves in our multifaceted voices and welcoming culture. We focus primarily on our members leading the organization and the development of our members. Be a part of what makes IV-W special!
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.
One of the students that I mentor graduated this past May and entered a graduate program this fall. We had a brief conversation about transitioning from an undergraduate student to a graduate student and embarking on the journey to become a student affairs professional. During our conversation, she mentioned her uncertainty, or fear I should say, of feeling like everyone would think she was a fake and not having any knowledge of what she would be doing.
The Region IV-WE conference is now in the history books. Four years of planning by teams from across the Midwest led to an engaging and exhilarating gathering of over 740 registrants. We were informed by engaging sessions, inspired by our key note speakers and entertained by hilarious one-liners. In the words of Steve Martin, “Some people just have a way with words, and other people … oh … not have way.”
Throughout the past couple of years, the Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community (IPKC) has been working on a new protocol practice to be implemented in all NASPA initiatives. This protocol was developed by IPKC following a string of incidents during the 2015 NASPA National Conference in New Orleans where Native communities were misrepresented and mistreated.
Meet one our fantastic graduate students!
In gratitude for IV-WE – our hearts are still in the heart of it all!