The Alcohol, Other Drugs Prevention Focus Area highlights the continued challenges facing higher education when it comes to substance abuse on campuses. Bringing together the resources of Knowledge Communities, specialized conferences, and in-depth research the AOD focus area is committed to providing student affairs practitioners with the tools necessary to effectively deal with these challenges.
Coming March 2017 – Available for Pre-Order
Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…Buy
Decisions Matter is an innovative guide designed to help novice student affairs professionals develop effective decision-making skills. Written by seasoned student affairs educators and practitioners, this book contains a…Buy
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The Dear Colleague Letter from the Departments of Education and Justice aims to roll back important protections for our trans students, colleagues and friends. The rescinding of the May 2016 Dear Colleague Letter moves our campuses in the wrong direction with respect to the goals of inclusivity and civility, potentially placing trans students in greater danger by forcing them to use facilities that do not match their gender identity.
We are pleased to share the election results for 2017, as well as introduce you to new NASPA Board Member Leadership. NASPA is made possible through its volunteer leadership, and thank you to all who voted, as well as to those who give back to the association through service.
Versatile, disciplined, resourceful, and emotionally strong are some characteristics of successful Student Affairs professionals. These are transferable skills valued in many professions, but you chose to work in a college environment. Now is the time to navigate caution signs without losing either patience or direction and thrive, helping your institution prioritize students’ intellectual learning and emotional development by ensuring a supportive environment. Ensuring a supportive environment in times such as this will require different approaches, new tools, and a clear understanding of what you need to do your job.
The role of student affairs practitioners in the lives of students can be profound and the essence of this work is relational practice, engaging in growth-fostering interactions and relationships. While student affairs practitioners are educators and teach everything from conflict resolution to resume writing, the essence of student affairs work is far more than practical content and that its real power resides in meaningful interactions and longer-term developmental relationships.