Policy Update for the Week of June 13, 2017
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the federal and state levels between June 12, 2017 and June 19, 2017
NASPActs Policy Basics: Political Parties & the Federal Legislative Process
Some will remember Schoolhouse Rock! from Saturday morning cartoons (and those that don’t can take a quick visit to ABC for a peek at the 1970s public service announcements ) where we learned how a bill becomes a law. Though Bill’s progress omits the role of political parties, the federal legislative process hasn’t really changed that much in the last 40 years: legislation gets introduced in one or both chambers, is referred to the appropriate committee, is (sometimes) passed out of committee for vote by the full chamber, and, if passed by both chambers of Congress, is sent to the President for signature (or veto). In this post, NASPA Director of Policy Research & Advocacy reviews the process for moving bills through Congress a bit more thoroughly by discussing how political parties influence the process.
Policy Update for the Week of June 06, 2017
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the federal and state levels between June 6, 2017 and June 12, 2017.
Want to get serious about addressing sexual violence? 5 ways to think beyond your campus walls.
While campuses get better at condemning violence, responding to poor behavior, and supporting survivors, it is imperative they start to think how to expand the impact beyond student centers and residence halls. Here are five ways colleges and universities can focus their resources and energy to ensure campus efforts to end violence ripple throughout our society.
Policy Update for May 23 through June 2
This post provides national and state policy updates relevant to student affairs professionals for the weeks of May 29 to June 2, 2017.