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.
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Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines…Buy
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 have been numerous reports in recent months that the pendulum has been swinging back toward a focus on the due process rights of respondents in campus sexual violence cases. The implications of this perception among campus professionals are serious and far-reaching. A closer look at the evidence found in Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions, state legislation, and lawsuits by respondents against institutions indicates that this perception may be misguided.
In this post, Kimberly Grieve, NASPA Region IV-West Representative to the Public Policy Division, and John Howe, Associate Dean of Student Services, University of South Dakota give some digestible information on how to get involved with the Public Policy Division during the 2017 San Antonio Annual Conference!
Catch up on this week’s student affairs and higher education news that includes hope for funding on heels of White House focus on HBCUs; Title IX enforcement and LGBT students with rescinding of protections; Middlebury students succeed in shutting down a lecture; International relations scholars ‘some of our friends couldn’t make it’; and NASPA celebrates the 2017 Pillars of the Profession at #NASPA17.
Meet Caroline. Caroline always struggled with her self-image. In middle school, she started obsessing over her appearance and weight. She never felt pretty as the other girls and turned to bulimia as a solution. When she was on her own for the first time in college the problem only got worse. She finally worked up the courage to visit the campus counseling center. Between one-on-one time with her psychiatrist and group therapy where she heard from other students coping with bulimia, Caroline started to feel the crippling thoughts in her head cease.