The Technology focus area supports the discussion and educational development of technology’s influence in today’s higher education environment.
Nearly half of students enrolled in colleges and universities today are adult learners, who often must balance their education with other family or work-related priorities. However, institutional policies and…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
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: An “education and the workforce” agency; Feds plan accreditation experimentation; As pathway market expands, enrollment outcomes diverge; Moving beyond college completion; Gainful-employment disclosure delayed again.
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.
When the media learned about a large-scale enhancement to the student experience in the form of a lazy river, it became yet another example of misplaced priorities of the elite university in the view of the public. Headlines like this get blamed for reasons why states are spending less on higher education, for fear the dollars will be wasted. What isn’t making headlines is the state of need for the unexciting projects: the roofs, the HVAC systems, the inaccessible buildings to those in wheelchairs, and the rest of the behind-the -scenes infrastructure issues for institutions of higher education. Older buildings weren’t built to be ADA accessible, to have sprinkler systems, or central heating and air conditioning, so we renovate our buildings to provide modern upgrades when we have the resources. In warmer states, we spend a lot of effort keeping our buildings cool in the heat; in colder states, we do the opposite to fend off the cold. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Associate Vice President for Operations Jeanna Mastrodicasa breaks down the issue in this post for NASPA's Public Policy Division.
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.