The reach of campus communities now extends well beyond campus gates, and higher education now works within a global framework. NASPA’ globalism efforts encourage members, both here and abroad, to expand thinking around students and practitioners as global citizens. This focus area aggregates what Knowledge Communities, NASPA events, and writing and research opportunities that will strengthen your knowledge base in this area. NASPA provides ample opportunities for involvement and support which enables growth and understanding in the student affairs and services profession.
Engagement and Employability examines the central role student affairs plays in helping students gain and articulate career skills through cocurricular experiences. It focuses on the…Buy
Internationalization of higher education is one of the most important trends for the next decade and beyond, and the implications for student affairs and services are enormous. Supporting…Buy
The growing numbers of international students in the United States enriches our culture, enhances student life, and promotes international academic exchange. Student affairs professionals can take steps to build…Buy
Students from underrepresented groups—including students of color; students with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students; and first-generation students—bring their wisdom, experience, and varied cultural perspectives to college and…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
The traditional boundaries of the work of student affairs in higher education are changing rapidly with new global trends and developments of the 21st century. The growing involvement of…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
By the year 2050, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population in the United States is expected to more than double, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Recent…Buy
NASPA's continues to expand internationally through various initiatives.
The higher education landscape is changing rapidly, from declining state funds to campus unrest and even to the dismantling of student affairs divisions and the closing of colleges. Such changes cause concern about how we can remain relevant as administrators and prepare ourselves for career advancement opportunities that may not even be clearly defined within the contemporary higher education environment. The new book Careers in Student Affairs: A Holistic Guide to Professional Development in Higher Education provides an array of theory, research, and practical advice to help guide individual adaptation to the changing environment.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: the highs and lows of DeVos’ first 100 days; White House would slash Student Aid and NSF; the broken promise of higher education; why colleges recruit athletes with sexual assault in their pasts; a veteran’s ground war with Stanford; Congress seeks to establish new student data system; and solving the mystery of underachievement.
Just a few months into the presidency of Donald Trump, we look back on the tumultuous and contentious election season as a metaphor for the constant change that leaders face on a regular basis in their personal and professional lives. Within academic institutions, those changes include the installation of a new administration, the merging or closing of academic units, and the latest student movements or crises. Female student affairs leaders aspiring to and currently holding senior positions in higher education administration face these and numerous other challenges and opportunities. The question of how we manage these issues, particularly as women leaders in times of change, raises some important insights and lessons.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: policy rollback an ‘assault on the American Dream’ according for former Ed Secretary; the Why behind the science marchers; HBCU advocates keep pressure on lawmakers; boosting Hispanic college completion; Purdue’s bold move; and graduation rates and race.