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.
The Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Toolkit is a suite of six guides organized around the pillars of the CORE Blueprint to supplement its implementation. The guides include downloadable resources,…Buy
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
Student affairs professionals from all across the country gathered in Baltimore, MD last week for the 2018 NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference. Designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming, #APC18 was a place for those specializing in assessment to connect, and learn from those excelling in the field.
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Seeking votes on PROSPER, GOP appears to come up short; Under DeVos, a smaller Department of Education; The minority-serving-college mobility bump; States struggle to close degree-attainment gap; Where grad students struggle with loan repayments.
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Court considers questions on loan forgiveness for defrauded students; Comeback in Compton; College and state laws are clamping down on fraternities; One person as “prosecutor, judge and jury”; Varied models in global education.
Managing controversial and incendiary speech, expression, and assembly is an exercise in upholding the integrity of the core mission and values of higher education. But our work as student affairs educators occurs against a backdrop of constitutional principles and a litany of case law, which add necessary contours to the policies and practices we can employ to lawfully and effectively manage speakers and organizers. NASPA Policy and Practice Series,"The First Amendment and the Inclusive Campus: Effective Strategies for Leaders in Student Affairs" editor, Andrew Morse discusses his perspective on free speech in higher education.