Distinctive for its open door admissions policies, workforce training and responses to changing needs in society, the community and two-year colleges have secured their place in the history of higher education in America. Community colleges continue to be the primary door to accessibility and educational opportunity, while insuring diversity in post-secondary education.
NASPA stands ready to address the professional development needs of community college student services professionals by providing opportunitites to build skills and knowledge about student affairs to prepare them for future challenges. The Community Colleges Symposium Series is designed by and for community college professionals. This event will provide attendees a framework to understand the context and role of community colleges in America, how each person contributes to these colleges' success, and the ways in which our work contributes to student success in higher education.
contextualize the community college experience in the history of higher education;
apply student development theory and adult learning theory to current practice;
develop multicultural competence and envision ways services can be enhanced or expanded to meet the needs of the diverse community college population;
utilize the NASPA Community Colleges Division to serve as a resource to support student affairs work and/or development at community colleges.
The NASPA Community College Symposium Series is a fantastic way to engage with community college professionals throughout your state and NASPA Region (for a detailed description of the regions, click here). Attendees leave the symposium with practical advice for supporting their students in addition to new connections outside of their campus.
About our host campus: Ivy Tech Community College
Since its inception, Ivy Tech Community College has evolved from a small post-secondary vocational school into a comprehensive community college. In 1966, 367 students were enrolled in Indianapolis. Today, more than 20,000 students attend classes. Ivy Tech Community College has several locations in central Indiana, including Indianapolis (downtown and Lawrence), Avon, Franklin, Greencastle, Mooresville, Noblesville and Shelbyville.
Ivy Tech’s associate degree and technical certificate curricula provide students with a broad range of affordable courses and degree programs. From a single class to an associate degree, Ivy Tech offers its students affordable tuition, flexible class schedules, experienced instructors, small class sizes, transfer opportunities, training, and programs that meet the needs of the Central Indiana community.