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.
Sexual violence on college and university campuses in the United States occurs at a rate that is both alarming and unacceptable. Stemming the tide of this violence requires a…Buy
The Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Toolkit is a suite of six guides organized around the pillars of the CORE Blueprint to supplement its implementation. The guides include downloadable resources,…Buy
Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines published by the Council for…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
Culture of Respect strengthens schools by providing a framework to assess and improve efforts to eliminate sexual violence from their campuses. The more than sixty schools in the Collective share best practices and innovative ideas, like the Against My Will art project and panel hosted by Culture of Respect Collective participant Alfred University to commemorate SAAM. We hope you are inspired by the account of Traci Molloy, the artist, education activist, and alumna, whose art and advocacy was embraced and celebrated by Alfred University.
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Trump administration rescinds guidance on affirmative action; Into the hands of athletes – kind of; Looking the other way, again?; Senators to DeVos on TEACH Grant debacle; College Transparency Act builds momentum.
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: The impact of Justice Kennedy; Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban; Senate jump-starts process for new career-education law; First-generation college students more engaged than peers; From community college to a selective university; A more nuanced view of law on campus speech.
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: An “education and the workforce” agency; Feds plan accreditation experimentation; As pathway market expands, enrollment outcomes diverge; Moving beyond college completion; Gainful-employment disclosure delayed again.