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!
Two weeks ago, Arkansas Tech University hosted the NASPA Region IV-West Spring Critical Conversations Event – the Every Student Counts: Student Persistence and First-Generation Student Conference. Over 325 individuals from 51 institutions and 5 states convened at the ATU campus to network, learn, and share ideas, challenges, and promising practices related to student persistence, retention, and success.
his time of year can feel overwhelming. Awards banquets and graduation are upon us, and then we will transition to summer and another new academic year. We’re focusing on finishing out the year strong, ensuring we’ve given this year’s students the best possible experience and chance for success.
2019 is zipping along! IV-W is eagerly anticipating the IV-W Conference in Fargo this year and planning is well underway. One of the best parts of the planning process is gathering as a group during summer to reconnect and iron out details for a great conference. Want in on the action? Look here for all the ways you can get involved with the IV-W Advisory Board!
Do you have a program, special-interest course, or department that you want to assess but don’t have the funding necessary to see your creative or innovative ideas through? Is there a research need or interest that could produce data to support a critical funding proposal or help “tell the story” of a program’s positive impact on students?
The executive order signed on March 21, 2019, protecting freedom of speech, has started conversation in some circles about Free Speech on college campus and the need for the executive order in the first place. Publicly funded colleges and universities are already mandated to uphold the 1st amendment, right?
Hello, Region IV-West! Last month, the IV-W Regional Board and the NASPA Board of Directors met in Los Angeles prior to the annual conference. Below are some of the big updates from those meetings and the conference.