The Mental Health Focus Area supports ongoing efforts to address the mental health issues that students face. As the stigma surrounding mental health continues to dwindle, student affairs practitioners will continually be facing and adapting to new challenges. NASPA provides support for those individuals in the form of specialized conference experiences, Knowledge Communities, and extensive research on the subject.
Careers in Student Affairs provides a comprehensive look at being a higher education administrator. Integrating perspectives from both research and practical application, this reader-friendly book…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
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 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
Helping skills are an essential component of today’s student affairs practice. On a day-to-day basis, it is student affairs professionals who often work directly with students in need of…Buy
While campus health topics such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, depression, and violence have captured the attention of student affairs professionals, there is another health issue that has…Buy
The transition from graduate school to a full-time position in student affairs can be filled with both opportunities and challenges. In order to be successful, new professionals must understand…Buy
Vice presidents for student affairs (VPSAs) spend a great deal of time attending to the needs of others, be it students, mentees, colleagues, or staff members. Subsequently, they have little time to care for themselves. Exercise, a nutritional diet, and good sleep habits are all important aspects of cultivating well-being, but they all take time out of a busy schedule.
Have you ever felt like your professional and personal life overlapped in a way that bothered you? Do your job duties interfere with your ability to have a balanced life (however you define it)? Almost all of us know how we want work and life to interact, but creating the ideal blend in reality can be difficult and frustration. To aid you in this process, here are four quick tips to help you better define your work-life boundaries.
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the following presenters within Region held a Webinar event titled “Transitions: Assisting First Year Students with Disabilities and their Parents”.
Tune in each month as we feature individual and institutional members. Our members will share their experiences in the field, their personal and professional accomplishments, and exciting initiatives that they have happening on their campus! This month’s Institutional Member Spotlight: Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette and Dr. John Laws, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.