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
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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: insights from the community college presidents’ survey; aftermath of a professor’s suicide; free speech, safety, and the Constitution; image of Trump spurs debate at Stanford; and community college diversity pacesetters.
"Our colleges and universities should and must do as Georgetown has done today: face their pasts, share remorse for past institutional decisions, and take action to engage current students, alumni and community members in how best to move forward. Today’s higher education leaders must publicly recognize the harm that was done to so many and outline a way forward that will both educate and empower individuals to engage in critical dialogue about the horrors of the past in order to improve our shared future."
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: how the Trump administration made student aid applications harder; California Dreamers—and their nightmares; who should investigate sexual assault?; debate over in-state tuition for students in U.S. illegally; N.Y.’s tuition-free dream meets details; students with sugar daddies; and e-Credentials will do to higher ed what e-commerce did to retail.
Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students at Lewis and Clark College, reflects on the importance of taking care of oneself during a particularly intense time during the academic year.