The Gender Issues focus area supports the ongoing conversation in student affairs regarding a variety of gender issues. Through involvement in Knowledge Communities, the Center for Women, NASPA events, and writing and research opportunities, you can engage with the community, become an advocate and strengthen your personal knowledge base on these topics. NASPA provides ample opportunities for involvement and support which enables growth and understanding in the student affairs profession.
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
Disparities in the success of students across many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields linger along demographic lines. This points to a critical challenge that student affairs professionals…Buy
Colleges and universities in the United States are facing an epidemic of gender-based violence and widespread allegations that they are responding inadequately to the problem. This 5 Things Brief…Buy
Today's college students are an extremely diverse group of people. Many subpopulations can be identified within this larger group. This book looks at who college students are, how they…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
Identity manifests in the way we lead, supervise, make decisions, persuade, form relationships, and negotiate responsibilities each day. Student affairs professionals, who are often at the center of transformative…Buy
This monograph examines some of the assumptions underlying student affairs administration and student development education, particularly those concerning sex-role socialization. The authors describe the effects of sex-role socialization and…Buy
Diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion are values espoused by most colleges and universities; yet many educators, including those in student affairs, expect students to "magically" interact with peers from different…Buy
NASPA recognizes your commitment toward gender issues by hosting the following awards and initiatives.
Applications are on-going
For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference
This recognizes a NASPA member who has demonstrated a commitment to women in higher education.
Submissions due December 2, 2016. This award recognizes research by, for, and about women.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: bracing for Black bloc protests on campus; uncertainty remains for refugees enrolled in U.S. colleges; DeVos says community colleges key to workforce development; 80 cents on the dollar for female higher ed administrators; the right to not be recorded; and disinvitation season begins for controversial commencement speakers.
Rosie Bingham of the University of Memphis reflects on the transition from leading a student affairs division to serving as a full-time faculty member.
Each spring, volunteer teams from around the country work to coordinate regional spring conferences. Since regional spring conferences are geographically based, they provide a more personalized and relaxed conference setting. Regional conferences also allow peer education groups to expand on presentations from General Assembly as well as network for future collaborations. Applications to host a spring conference in 2018 are now available. We welcome you to attend any of the regional spring conferences if the location or dates are a better fit.
Peer education advisors are one of core aspects of the BACCHUS model or peer-to-peer programming, interventions, and campus-wide prevention initiatives surrounding the health and safety of college students. A team of BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA staff, regional, state, and student volunteers have been discussing the best ways to support our advisors, so that quality peer education can be created, improved, and sustained.