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
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.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Obama under secretary is ACE's next president, Trigger warnings ahead, House committee passes funding bill, Reaching refugees, Veterans groups' objective: defend educational protections, Worse than it seems.
Higher education has moved from defining success solely on an individual student’s ability to succeed to one of shared responsibility for student success. Many state and private institutions are more dependent than ever on student enrollment for institutional revenue as student growth in all enrollment sectors declines nationally, especially in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Further, more students from first-generation and lower-income families are starting college, and they often bring challenges that can impact their ability to complete their education.
The recent firing of the director of Claremont Colleges’ resource center for LGBTQ students and the controversy surrounding statements by other student affairs professionals addressing critical social issues have raised important questions about the legitimacy of higher education’s espoused commitment to freedom of speech/open expression – and, specifically, whether that commitment extends beyond faculty and students to include student affairs professionals.