Knowledge Community

KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.

There are 28 unique Knowledge Communities and professionals from around the state have volunteered to take on the role of a Knowledge Community Chair.  They will be sharing current trends, topics and ideas about their respective Knowledge Communities.  All of their content will be available on the NASPA FL website and the vision is to create a virtual library that everyone can access to learn more about topics featured under each Knowledge Community.  If you are ever interested in learning more about each Knowledge Community, you can contact the Chair directly.

In addition, please contact me at [email protected] and I will be more than happy to discuss the role of the Chair and the vision for our NASPA FL Knowledge Communities with you.  This area is meant to be an engaging and resourceful section of NASPA FL that allows for the sharing of ideas and topics that impact our everyday professional lives.

KC Action Plan

Phase I – recruitment and placement of KC Chairs.  I’m putting together an email that we can all send out to our networks to recruit and fill the KC Chair positions

Phase II – develop schedule for monthly KC highlights.  The KC Chair can come up with a creative idea on how they would like to highlight their KC that month.  I feel giving them more leeway creates ownership on their part, which will hopefully lead to more buy in and a sense of pride.

Phase III – Build an online library on our NASPA FL website through the use of KCs.  Tap into the Higher Ed. MS programs to have grad students “publish” papers and projects that can be stored in our virtual library.

KC Update 9/7/18

Greetings Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community,

Welcome Back!  Each day, we are impacted by students and their livid experiences, daily challenges, and weekly triumphs. This month, we wanted to share information on the experiences of students with low socioeconomic status (SES)

The Experience of Low?SES Students in Higher Education: Psychological Barriers to Success and Interventions to Reduce Social?Class Inequality

https://spssi.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/josi.12202

Thank you,

NASPA FL - Knowledge Community Co-Chairs - Socioeconomic and Class Issues in HE

Dr. Renée Dickens Callan

Director of Multicultural Student Affairs, University of Miami

[email protected]

Jesse Ford

Research Assistant, Florida State University

[email protected]

KC Update 4/24/18

Greetings Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community,

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of the spring semester.

Each day, we are impacted by students and their livid experiences, daily challenges, and weekly triumphs. This week, we wanted to share information the racial poverty gap in higher education.

Article:  The Large Racial Poverty Gap and Its Impact on Higher Education

https://www.jbhe.com/2017/09/the-large-racial-poverty-gap-and-its-impact-on-higher-education/

Also, I would like to share that our Co-Chair, Renee Callan, successfully defended her dissertation this semester! Congratulations Renee!

Thank you,

NASPA FL - Knowledge Community Co-Chairs - Socioeconomic and Class Issues in HE

KC Update 11/14/17

Greetings Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community,

Congratulations! You have made it  to the middle of the fall semester.

Each day, we are impacted by students and their livid experiences, daily challenges, and weekly triumphs. This week, we wanted to share the story of Anna to illustrate how social class impacts the ability of students to participate in campus life and engage in their academic work. : Exploring the impact of social class on adjustment to college: Anna’s story.

Thank you,

 NASPA FL - Knowledge Community Co-Chairs - Socioeconomic and Class Issues in HE

Renée Dickens Callan

Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

University of Miami

[email protected]

Jesse Ford

Research Assistant

Florida State University

[email protected]