May 22nd NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between 5/15/2018 and 5/22/2018.
Threats to the One-person, One-vote Principle: Gerrymandering & the 2020 US Census
Though not articulated until the 1960s, the one-person, one-vote principle is considered foundational to our representative democracy, echoing in the minds of many the desire of the founding fathers to create a nation “of the people, by the people, for the people”. With the 2020 Census looming, and subsequent mandatory redistricting in all states with more than one congressional district, concerns around ensuring both a complete and accurate census and fair and balanced electoral districts are rising. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds explains the relationship between the decennial census and the redistricting process and highlight current threats to ensuring fair representation for everyone in the United States.
May 14th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between 5/8/2018 and 5/14/2018.
Success in Action Series: Surviving the Implementation Dip
Typically, taking on a new project or initiative may generate a healthy mix of anxiety, apprehension, excitement, and hopefulness across the institution. In response to these feelings, we may hold enthusiastic kick-off events, develop forward-thinking project plans, create catchy marketing campaigns, and flood the institution with communication materials about the work ahead. All of these actions spur a buzz across campus and can create a high sense of optimism for you and your colleagues – and then the “real” work begins. In this post, NASPA Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Practice, Omari Burnside, speaks to "Surviving the Implementation Dip."
May 7th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between 4/30/2018 and 5/7/2018.