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.
Coming March 2017 – Available for Pre-Order
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
The 2017 NASPA KC Online Publication is here!
This afternoon (2/23), RPI Policy Analyst Diana Ali will present a free, live Public Policy Briefing providing an update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program implemented during the Obama administration whose future is uncertain now that President Trump has taken office. Diana will provide an update on the current status of DACA along with policy alternatives to continue the protections offered by the program. This post from Director of Policy Research & Advocacy Teri Hinds will serve as a companion to the information presented there, offering a brief overview of the history of DACA as well as possible outcomes for the program following the tightening of immigration enforcement announced earlier this week by the Department of Homeland Security.
The Dear Colleague Letter from the Departments of Education and Justice aims to roll back important protections for our trans students, colleagues and friends. The rescinding of the May 2016 Dear Colleague Letter moves our campuses in the wrong direction with respect to the goals of inclusivity and civility, potentially placing trans students in greater danger by forcing them to use facilities that do not match their gender identity.
We are pleased to share the election results for 2017, as well as introduce you to new NASPA Board Member Leadership. NASPA is made possible through its volunteer leadership, and thank you to all who voted, as well as to those who give back to the association through service.