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  • Three Things about Academic Advising You May Not Know But Should


    NASPA and academic advising intersect in more ways than you may think. Would it surprise you to know that much of what we do in the functional area of academic advising centers on all the same theoretical foundations as that of residence life, student activities, fraternity and sorority life?

    Posted on July 18, 2019 at 11:15 AM By Sara Ackerson, Assistant Director of Advising Initiatives
  • Religion and Its Intersections


    A reinvigorated commitment to the study of religion, spirituality, faith, secularism, meaning-making, purpose, and interfaith dialogue in higher education is evidenced through the production of various scholarly texts. The pendulum among higher education scholars seems to swing toward finding ways to explicitly engage with what has been described as the “Big Questions” by some, but also described as taboo territory by others.

    Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM By Keon M. McGuire
  • SA Weekly: July 15


    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research, constituent blogs, and the new home of the NASPA policy update.

    Posted on July 15, 2019 at 04:15 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • College Promise Programs and Lower-income Students


    In late May I attended College Promise Programs and Lower-income Students: Design, Implementation, and Impact, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Faculty researchers and leaders of college promise programs who were engaged in the work and students who benefitted from college promise programs shared their expertise and opinions.

    Posted on July 11, 2019 at 11:56 AM By Teri Lyn Hinds, Director of Policy Research and Advocacy
  • SA Weekly: July 8


    After a long holiday weekend, SA Weekly is back to keep you up to date with the latest higher ed news, NASPA research and policy, constituent blogs, and more.

    Posted on July 8, 2019 at 03:19 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • SA Weekly: July 1


    SA Weekly – your destination for higher ed news, NASPA research, constituent blogs, and the new home of the NASPA policy update.

    Posted on July 1, 2019 at 03:43 PM By Maya Ward-Fineman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • What Role Can Community-Based Organization Play in Campus Efforts to Address Sexual Violence?


    While it is imperative to hold colleges and universities accountable for taking decisive action on sexual violence, it is also essential to acknowledge and celebrate the role outside organizations play in this work. Attending the JDI 2019 Prevention Institute last week clarified for me how impactful partnerships with community-based agencies can be in colleges’ work to respond to and prevent sexual violence.

    Posted on June 27, 2019 at 02:58 PM By Sarice Greenstein, Assistant Director, Culture of Respect
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Collaborations: Giving Institutions New Life


    The number of colleges and universities facing precarious futures continues to rise, as lower birth rates are creating a smaller pool of traditional-age students entering higher education, resulting in reduced freshman class sizes at many institutions. Nathan Grawe, an economist at Carleton College in Minnesota, predicts that the college-going population will drop by 15 percent between 2025 and 2029 and continue to decline by another percentage point or two thereafter.

    Posted on June 26, 2019 at 02:36 PM By Darcy Dubois, Kenneth Elmore. Cynthia Smith Forrest, and David Zamojski
  • Planting Seeds and Cultivating Change


    With growing national attention regarding food insecurity on college campuses, many institutions are finding new and fresher ways to enhance their food pantry offerings, such as fresh produce, refrigerated items, meat and dairy, and items for special diets.

    Posted on June 25, 2019 at 09:21 AM By Amy Geist, Director of Strategic Initiatives