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: Obama under secretary is ACE's next president, Trigger warnings ahead, House committee passes funding bill, Reaching refugees, Veterans groups' objective: defend educational protections, Worse than it seems.
The CAS Professional Standards are a go-to resource for all sectors of higher education institutions and for nearly any functional area in the field. So why do we need a new book providing an overview of the standards and examples of their use at diverse institutional types? When it comes to real-world application of assessment and nationally recognized professional standards in higher education, Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice, copublished by NASPA, ACPA, and CAS, is the best available resource for experienced and new professionals, vice presidents, and graduate programs in student affairs.
The recent firing of the director of Claremont Colleges’ resource center for LGBTQ students and the controversy surrounding statements by other student affairs professionals addressing critical social issues have raised important questions about the legitimacy of higher education’s espoused commitment to freedom of speech/open expression – and, specifically, whether that commitment extends beyond faculty and students to include student affairs professionals.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Support grows for major shift in Pell; DeVos hints at changes in Title IX enforcement; Texas requires credit-bearing remediation; Debating the value of full-time professors; (Largely) shunning White House on higher ed spending.