2013-08-06

Equity and Diversity

The Equity and Diversity focus area emphasizes social justice and the continued diversification in today’s higher education environment. From recent court decisions and new legislation to diversification of the profession’s workforce, NASPA recognizes the impact that Equity and Diversity has on our professionals. Through our identity-base Knowledge Communities, NASPA events, the Commission on Equity and Inclusion, and writing and research opportunities, NASPA provides resources and creates communities around these issues, creating ample opportunities for involvement and support which enables growth and understanding in the student affairs profession.

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  • Value and Significance of a Career Serving as a Leader of Higher Education Opportunity Programs

    As a first-generation college graduate, Latina and educator, I recognize the transformative power education has on students’ lives, families and communities.

    Posted on October 14, 2018 at 06:19 PM by Women in Student Affairs
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    Mike Brody, vice president for student services and Title IX coordinator at Reed College, muses on the polarization on our campuses and in society and reminds us of the important roles that student affairs educators and leaders play in helping our communities to bridge the gaps.

    Posted on October 12, 2018 at 01:51 PM by James E. Scott Academy
  • Remembering Matthew Shepard

    On October 4 Rhode Island College (RIC) hosted Judy Shepard to reflect on the life and legacy of her son Matthew 20 years after his hate-motivated murder. NASPA co-sponsored a panel to discuss campus inclusion initiatives. We invited the RIC Pride Alliance to reflect on the impact of the event.

    Posted on October 11, 2018 at 04:40 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Crystal Balls and Casting Runes: Predictions for HEA Reauthorization in the 116th Congress

    Despite the fact that it’s only October and there are still a couple of months left in the 115th Congress, it’s now clear that reauthorization of the Higher Education Act will continue to be delayed. Having been passed out of committee on a party-line vote last December, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act – a partisan reauthorization bill written by Republican leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce – remains unlikely to be brought up for a full vote on the House floor. Similarly, several hearings and statements by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership from both parties asserted that HEA reauthorization would be a priority in 2018, but for talks around a bipartisan bill collapsed in the late spring and early summer of 2018. The continued delay is unfortunate as there are much-needed updates to our nation’s signature higher education law, but it does provide the opportunity for a fresh start in both the House and Senate and the prospect of a more bi-partisan process for legislation in the 116th Congress. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds will discuss what the future of HEA might be in the 116th Congress as well as identify policy proposals NASPA will be working to promote with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to improve outcomes for students and student affairs professionals under the next reauthorization.

    Posted on October 11, 2018 at 11:14 AM by RPI Blog

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