Join members of NASPA’s Research and Policy Institute (RPI) at #NASPA19 to learn more about our work to connect research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success and the strategic priorities of the Association. Even if you aren’t able to join us in person in Los Angeles, you can still check out the RPI sessions that will be included as part of NASPA’s Virtual Ticket. The RPI blog is a great way to stay caught up with us year-round.
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Addressing Sexual Violence and Misconduct on Campus through Prevention and Response (Convention Center, 403B)
With evolving developments in Title IX compliance, institutions of higher education must remain cognizant of the ethical and legal obligations to prevent and respond to sexual violence, misconduct, and gender discrimination. In this session, attendees will examine administrative law, case law, and legislation relating to Title IX compliance. Title IX investigators, student conduct officers, and Title IX coordinators will answer questions regarding the investigation and adjudication of allegations of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination.
Putting Students at the Center: Transforming the Student Advising Experience (Convention Center, 406 A)
Academic advising plays a critical role in helping students achieve their aspirations. Campuses and organizations such as NACADA – The Global Community for Academic Advising, Achieving the Dream (ATD), and Complete College America (CCA) are leading the way in identifying and providing stronger and more timely and holistic support for students. In this session, hear from ATD, CCA, and NACADA leaders about specific practices institutions are implementing to transform their student advising experience.
Navigating the Ever-Changing Tides of Title IX (Convention Center, 408B)
Since 2017, student affairs professionals have been forced to navigate the awkward in-between of the Department of Education's changes on Title IX. In spring 2018, NASPA conducted a series of listening sessions in anticipation of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) expected from the Department. Since that time, the NPRM has been pushed back and additional information on the new rule has the higher education community abuzz. The speakers for this session will outline NASPA's stances on former and current Title IX guidance.
NASPActs Policy Pop-up: Title IX, Campus Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (NASPA Engagement Lounge)
Higher Education Policy Update: Federal and State Priorities for Student Affairs Professionals (Convention Center, 306AB and Virtual Ticket)
Many of the issues occupying the minds of public policymakers around the United States are directly related to the day-to-day work of student affairs professionals. The presenters will provide a broad overview of the federal and state policy landscape with a special focus on issues that align to the NASPA Public Policy Agenda. The presenters will provide information on financial aid, costs, and student debt; sexual assault prevention and response; equity and inclusion for trans and gender non-binary students, immigrants, and veterans; guns on campus; and campus free speech.
NASPActs Policy Pop-up: Campus Accessibility (NASPA Engagement Lounge)
2019 National Student Affairs Day of Action (Where ever you are)
Collectively, student affairs professionals represent thousands of voices; working together we can make a powerful impression with policymakers on behalf of our students and our profession. You can add your voice by participating in the National Student Affairs Day of Action. Up-to-date resources and tools, including sample letters you can use to contact your state or federal legislators, are available now. It’s easy for experienced advocates and beginners alike to take part in #NSADA19 from anywhere in the United States!
NASPActs Policy Pop-up: Immigration and International Students (NASPA Engagement Lounge)
Learning Focused Student Records: How the CLR Project Integrates Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom (404A – LA Convention Center)
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and NASPA have continued their partnership on the creation and implementation of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLR). The presenters will discuss how these innovative digital records are empowering learners to reflect upon and leverage what they learn, inside and outside the classroom.
Modeling Civic Engagement as Student Affairs Professionals (Convention Center, 304ABC and Virtual Ticket)
Part of a student affairs professional's role is to encourage students' civic leadership and democratic engagement. Why, then, do we not also practice this important behavior? The session's panelists will focus on their experiences as leaders mirroring civic engagement as part of the 2018 NASPA Hill Days event in Washington, DC. Presenters will additionally discuss ways that practitioners can promote advocacy and activism on a city, state and national level.
Employing Student Success: A Comprehensive Examination of On-Campus Student Employment (515 B - LA Convention Center)
Working while in school has become a necessity for the majority of students enrolled in a college or university. The presenters will highlight key concepts and strategies institutions have used to enrich the on-campus employment experience and prepare students for career success. The presenters will also highlight promising strategies in place at Moraine Valley Community College. Session participants will understand the current condition of on-campus student employment; learn from insights drawn from NASPA's national survey results; and understand the conditions of campus employment programs that enable deeper learning for students from all backgrounds.
NASPActs Policy Pop-up: Inclusion for Transgender and Gender Non-binary People (JW Marriott Lobby)
NASPActs Policy Pop-up: Civic Engagement and Freedom of Expression (NASPA Commons)