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  • “It’s a Double-Edged Sword”


    Empirical and conceptual literatures advance the idea that Women of Color faculty who bring diverse perspectives and pedagogies to classrooms provide added benefits to student learning. However, WOC working primarily as higher education and student affairs administrators and engaging in classroom teaching, as a part of or in addition to their work, may find they lack programs and literature to address their needs.

    Posted on October 15, 2019 at 12:36 PM By Ginny Jones Boss, Nadeeka Karunaratne, Carol Huang, Aliya Beavers, Veratta Pegram-Floyd and Kimberly C. Tullos
  • What is Right is a Constant: A Conversation about the Culture of Respect Foundations Course


    Culture of Respect senior director, Allison Tombros Korman sits down to talk about the new Foundations courses with key collaborator, Jill Dunlap, director of Research and Practice at NASPA.

    Posted on October 11, 2019 at 03:05 PM By ALLISON TOMBROS KORMAN, SENIOR DIRECTOR, CULTURE OF RESPECT
  • Financial Wellness: An Investment in Students


    Last week, registration opened for the 2020 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education. This experience brings four conferences together to provide a singular focus to increase student success, from a variety of perspectives and approaches.

    Posted on October 10, 2019 at 12:58 PM By Amy Geist, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Diverse Solutions for a Complex Issue


    Sexual violence prevention is not singular. It must encompass many things at once as the causes of sexual harm interconnect, socially and culturally entrenched, and deeply complex. The Prevention Programming Matrix - a tool that identifies prevention programs available for implementation on a college campus - reflects some of the diversity of prevention work.

    Posted on October 9, 2019 at 02:42 PM By Sarice Greenstein
  • Reflections from Crisis: A Phenomenological Study of the Texas A&M Bonfire Collapse


    The 1999 Texas A&M University Bonfire collapse killed 12 students and injured dozens. Response to this event involved a number of campus administrators, lasted for many years, and led to the emergence of new risk management standards. Nearly 20 years later, researchers explored how campus leaders experienced the tragedy and reflected on their role over time.

    Posted on October 8, 2019 at 01:01 PM By Katie L. Treadwell, Forrest C. Lane and Brent G. Paterson
  • Embracing Your Village to Promote Student Well-being


    It is not just parents or guardians who are responsible for bringing children up to be healthy, productive members of our communities. Rather, a host of individuals, each of whom makes a unique contribution to the way the young person engages with the world. It takes an entire village to help form the student who is now part of your campus community.

    Posted on October 7, 2019 at 12:49 PM By Allison Tombros Korman, senior director, Culture of Respect
  • SA Weekly: October 7


    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on October 7, 2019 at 11:06 AM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Amplifying Voices of Our Community’s Core: Students


    While those of us working in the field of preventing and responding to sexual misconduct have been aware of its prevalence on campuses across the country, the recent, wide-spread coverage across many types of media created waves of increased awareness about sexual misconduct and, on some campuses, increased reporting.

    Posted on October 4, 2019 at 12:12 PM By Tanya Jachimiak, Wake Forest University
  • The FLSA Final Overtime Rule. Again.


    The Department of Labor's final Overtime Rule rule released last week represents a long-overdue update to several key wage and income thresholds, while other aspects of the regulation determining who and when employees are owed overtime compensation remains unchanged.

    Posted on October 3, 2019 at 02:08 PM By Teri Lyn Hinds, Director of Policy Research and Advocacy