Local, state, and federal laws as well as institutional policy affect the practice of student affairs professionals every day in their work to educate students. The Law and Policy focus area highlights the need for up-to-date information and accurate data, providing resources through the Research and Policy Institute (RPI), NASPA conferences and certificate programs, and the public policy division. NASPA provides timely and focused professional development opportunities to educate student affairs professionals about the legal, compliance, and policy issues relevant in higher education today.
This issue brief offers a resource for student affairs leaders to not only comply with legal and regulatory mandates related to recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act…Buy
Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher…Buy
This Legal Links issue on responding to campus protests offers student affairs professionals a resource for addressing campus protests while honoring First Amendment principles of free speech, promoting inclusion, and maintaining…Buy
This Legal Links issue on student-to-student sexual harassment presents an accessible description of the legal obligations and considerations to assist colleges and universities in establishing policies, procedures, and training…Buy
What should college and university administrators do when the First Amendment seemingly conflicts with tightly held institutional values? Should administrators block, discourage, or attempt to adjudicate speech because it…Buy
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a powerful new force, student activism, appeared on the campuses of America's colleges and universities. Student Freedom In American Higher Education brought…Buy
Historically, colleges and universities have been the battleground for many important civil rights concerns. Reflecting Back, Looking Forward contains 18 first-person narrative accounts taken from author's interviews with student…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
Partnering with the Parents of Today's College Students offers student affairs professionals, as well as all faculty and college and university administrators, a complete and integrated approach to working…Buy
Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act is a primer and quick reference guide for higher education professionals who work with students with disabilities, both apparent and hidden. Written for…Buy
This book provides a comprehensive guide to an institutional response to the Americans with Disabilities Act. It gives practical advice for responding to students and professionals with disabilities, and…Buy
There is much discussion in higher education about the Department of Labor’s final rule on overtime pay, which goes into effect on December 1, 2016. At that time, the new salary threshold for guaranteed overtime will double from its previous level under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA.) Many colleges are struggling with its compliance and best practices to do so, whether it’s reorganizing staff, raising wages, or switching to hourly pay-scales—all of which have potential impacts on work culture. This event will feature panelists from Human Resources, Student Affairs, and Public Policy to discuss the FLSA update itself and strategies that community colleges are employing to enforce it on their campuses.
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.
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Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including surprising stats on food insecurity; a victory for student speech rights; online education’s expansion to the global market; colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students; a reflection on the kick off weekend for NASPA’s SERVE Academy.