I’m Not Here to Help: Three Lessons for Academics Who Want to Be Better Partners
We’ve all been there. We’re working on something we care deeply about, and we know it would be so much better if needed partners were at the table. For instance, we want to create an internship program because we know that students are clamoring for more hands-on experience and local employers stand ready to build a talent pipeline. Therefore we bring multiple parties together, discuss partnership possibilities, and identify some plausible next steps, but somehow our vision for the program never takes shape. If you’ve ever been frustrated by a scenario like this, Elise Newkirk-Kotfila, NASPA director of advising initiatives, offer three things everyone in a campus setting needs to keep in mind as they form partnerships.
September 17th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the federal level between 9/11/2018 and 9/17/2018.
Follow the Money: Ins and Outs of Federal Appropriations
The public sector, the collection of good and services provided at the local, state, and federal level that all residents of the United States are able to enjoy collectively, does not belong to anyone. However, the public sector must be funded through various governmental means, including tax dollars, fees, and funding allocated by various sectors of government. In the case of the federal government, where the fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30 of the following year, many Executive agencies and programs rely on annual discretionary funding appropriations made by Congress. As the summer months wane and Congress moves closer to passing legislation so that the federal government may continue to operate smoothly moving into the upcoming fiscal year, federal appropriations tend to dominate the news.
This post, by NASPA policy analyst Diana Ali, will discuss the appropriations process, including the role of Congress, and how it pertains to higher education funding for fiscal year 2019 (FY19), which starts October 1, 2018.
September 10th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the federal level between 9/04/2018 and 9/10/2018.
How Student Affairs Professionals Can Impact College Affordability
College affordability is one of top challenges framing the current context of higher education. Given the economic realities of today’s students and institutions, what role do student affairs professionals play in addressing the rising costs of college? This post explores this question and outlines a few areas in which student affairs professionals are working to effect change around college affordability.