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.
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.
October serving as “Careers in Student Affairs Month,” it is important to take a moment and reflect on how we got to where we are. Taking my first job as a graduate assistant in an office within the Division of Student Affairs in the summer of 2014, I had little idea of exactly what the field of student affairs was. I quickly fell in love with the work I was doing and decided to make the academic switch to student affairs.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including black-white disparity in student loan debt; how the internet wrecked college admissions; customer service in a higher education context; middle ground on campus speech; Obama’s higher ed legacy; and balancing work and life while working at a community college.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including Black and Latino students being excluded from various top public schools; a new student fee at UMD to support sexual assault victims; why engaging first gen students in higher education matters; and ways to get involved by volunteering at NASPA.
Volunteers are at the heart of NASPA‘s work. As a result of the contributions of volunteers’ time, talent, and expertise, NASPA is able to provide the essential information and tools, vibrant community, and exceptional experiences for all NASPA members that we value so highly. Together, we accomplish incredible things and move the student affairs profession forward. Learn about our upcoming opportunities.