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
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Higher ed in the Senate tax bill; Congress urged to invest in blue-collar STEM jobs; Behind the publication gender gap; A lack of tuition strategy; First generation to the Ivy League.
Happy Veterans Day and thank you to those who have served. NASPA works hard to support veterans as they pursue higher education. Learn about some of the veterans centered workshops and resources from NASPA and our amazing volunteers.
As student affairs professionals, we often find ourselves in the role of confidante or become more aware of the signs students show when facing a crisis. Many of us may even be generous with our personal resources to assist students by providing food when meeting with them one-on-one. Maybe we do this because we understand more students are becoming food insecure or because we know that many students have to choose between priorities that can cause a financial strain and we look for ways to help.
In many bias incidents in higher education, the role of First Amendment protections— particularly free speech—constitutes a flashpoint of disagreement among various constituencies. While some students, faculty members, and groups external to higher education argue for absolute free speech and detest any response from college administrators, others deplore what they view as impermissible hate speech and insist that institutions respond in a visible manner.