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.
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
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: insights from the community college presidents’ survey; aftermath of a professor’s suicide; free speech, safety, and the Constitution; image of Trump spurs debate at Stanford; and community college diversity pacesetters.
At the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference, the NASPA Board of Directors passed three important resolutions reflective of critical moments in our field. Resolutions considered and ratified at the annual NASPA Business Meeting held at the NASPA Annual Conference are a way to capture sentiments and decisions of supreme importance to the Association as a part of our documented history.
This post by NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds will give a brief history of the Fiscal 2017 budget process so far, what we expect will happen in the next couple of weeks, and some hints at what that tells us (or doesn’t tell us!) about the Fiscal 2018 budget process.
Inclusion has long been one the foundational guiding principles of NASPA. In recognition of that focus, six years ago, a group of NASPA leaders from each of the identity-based knowledge communities came together to form the Commission on Equity and Inclusion. Since that time, this group has provided thoughtful leadership to NASPA and guided the Association on important social justice issues. This year, the NASPA Board is pleased to announce that the Commission is transitioning to become the new Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division. With this new structure, the work of this group will be elevated, including representation on the NASPA Board.