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.
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 proposed legislation seeking to improve access and completion; decreasing median incomes are linked to an increased in Pell Grant recipients; top evidence-based programs at increasing Latino student success; an examination of increased enrollment at HBCU’s; and navigating #NASPA17 as a new professional from one of NASPA’s newest professionals.
As student affairs professionals, we have the tools to transform the conversation about guns from reactive to proactive. NASPA has provided us with tools—a strong gun statement and a state policy report.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including the growing debate as the national anthem protest movement spreads to college athletics rank; gains in minority grad student enrollments; holding up data as a mirror; the future for ITT Tech’s students and their debt; a glimpse into what students really think; and one NASPA leader challenges us to do better when it come to Greek Life.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including why making college free isn’t enough for first-generation students; tweeting your way to tenure; a primer on the present and future of alternative credentials; why the presidential election matters for immigrant students; and a FLSA resource for SA pros.