The Technology focus area supports the discussion and educational development of technology’s influence in today’s higher education environment.
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
Engagement and Employability examines the central role student affairs plays in helping students gain and articulate career skills through cocurricular experiences. It focuses on the…Buy
The world of higher education is changing, yet too many colleges and universities act as if it isn’t.
Demands for higher education reform are affecting colleges and universities…Buy
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling…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
Over the past 15 years learning communities have become widespread in higher education. The term learning community refers to a variety of ways of intentionally redesigning the curriculum by…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
Developed by experienced student affairs leaders who have successfully implemented cultures of evidence on their campuses, this tutorial offers practical advice and concrete examples of how to plan, create,…Buy
Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act is a primer and quick reference guide for higher education professionals who work with students with disabilities, both apparent and hidden. Written for…Buy
For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Another higher ed bill stalled in Congress; The pros and cons of Purdue’s 7-year freeze; A federal experiment flounders; 100 top colleges vow to enroll more low-income students; At what cost wi-fi?
From slicing apples to sending texts, education professionals have drawn from a growing suite of behavioral insights to design interventions that positively influence student behavior. Nudging can take on a variety of forms that range in strength and scale, but with such an adaptable concept comes the need to prevent confusion or unintentional misuse in practice. While behavioral interventions are rightfully discussed for their potential to achieve large-scale change at low costs, it’s also worth underscoring the importance of implementing nudges with fidelity. Ethical nudges should be designed with the intention of benefitting those being nudged, and they should never be misleading, coercive, or restrictive. As illustrated in a satirical cartoon from the Behavioral Scientist magazine, a “gentle tap of good sense” falls neatly in the center of the nudge continuum, whereas “feather of statistical insignificance” and “bat of paternalistic overreach” lie on opposite ends. In this post, NASPA's Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley offers a few suggestions for ways student affairs professionals can strike the right balance on the nudging scale.
Let’s presume for a moment you are aware of students at your institution who face food or housing insecurity, have had an unexpected emergency, or contemplated dropping out or leaving mid-semester due to some financial burden they hadn’t anticipated. Considering that reality, what are three things you can do, no matter your role at an institution, to assist students in these types of situations?
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: faculty salaries up 3%; blended is best when it comes to online learning; confronting the opioid crisis; report illustrates vulnerability for first-generation college students; and Opinion: Congress, stop delaying DACA.