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.
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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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Higher education has moved from defining success solely on an individual student’s ability to succeed to one of shared responsibility for student success. Many state and private institutions are more dependent than ever on student enrollment for institutional revenue as student growth in all enrollment sectors declines nationally, especially in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Further, more students from first-generation and lower-income families are starting college, and they often bring challenges that can impact their ability to complete their education.
Among NASPA’s core beliefs is a commitment to social justice and a recognition of the foundational role student, faculty, and staff health and well-being play in fostering inclusive environments that enable student success. We have closely watched the progress of the House American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 and the companion Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 this spring and are deeply concerned about the expected impact the legislation would have on our members and students. Earlier this week, we joined 18 other higher education associations in a letter to the Senate leadership regarding the damaging effects the proposed AHCA and BCRA would have on college campuses across the country.
ICYMI - Throughout spring semester, a number of BACCHUS advisors contributed blog posts about important issues in related to peer education group advising.