The First Amendment and the Inclusive Campus: Effective Strategies for Leaders in Student Affairs
Following numerous high-profile incidents involving provocative speakers and organizations on college and university campuses, student affairs leaders are revisiting free speech policies and practices to ensure alignment with the First Amendment. Student affairs educators are also exercising care and precaution to maintain the integrity of their institutional commitments to diversity and inclusion. This issue of Policy and Practice describes First Amendment principles, provides pertinent case studies, and summarizes effective practices to help leaders manage controversial speakers and demonstrators while promoting inclusive campus environments.
Institutions’ Use of Data and Analytics for Student Success: Results From a Landscape Analysis
NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and EDUCAUSE have conducted a national landscape analysis to examine how institutional research (IR), student affairs, and information technology (IT) professionals are working together to support students. The three higher education associations jointly developed and launched a national survey of their memberships to identify trends in the types of student success data projects that institutions conduct, the structures in place for sharing data among multiple users, the level of coordination across functions, and how institutions are using data to inform interventions and program delivery. This report reflects responses from nearly 1,000 IR, student affairs, and IT professionals across public, private, two- and four-year institutions across the United States and concludes with four recommendations for improving and executing an institution-wide, data-informed strategy for student success.
Ready to Think Outside the Title IX Box?
The Culture of Respect Collective is a campus mobilization program that guides stakeholders through a step-by-step strategic assessment and planning process.
These smart, innovative ideas for creating culture change on campus came from a selection of the 50 institutions participating in the 2017 cohort.
REPORT RELEASED: Institutional Responses to Sexual Violence
As colleges and universities work to prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus, limited data are available that speak to what these efforts look like on a national level. Culture of Respect’s signature program—the Collective—offers a glimpse into this picture with data on what the 52-institution cohort is doing to support student survivors, establish clear policies, institute comprehensive prevention programming, collect and disclose data, work with diverse campus stakeholders, and engage in ongoing self-assessment. This report chronicles the myriad ways in which Collective institutions are meeting federal guidelines from the Clery Act and Title IX guidance, and to what extent they are implementing practices and programs recommended by Culture of Respect and other experts in the field. The strengths and opportunities apparent in each of these areas reflect trends relevant to the field of higher education, as institutions continue to improve and expand their efforts to address campus sexual violence.