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Notes & Coffee: February 12 - 18
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Scramble for aid money in budget deal; Winners and losers in work-study plan; Realities of Trump-era NLRB; How Russian bots spread fear at universities in the U.S.; Advising equals engaged students; The complications of free speech.
Post-Nassar Campus Efforts Should Proceed with Caution
There are many solutions that might be offered to assuage the fears of campus presidents and legal counsel regarding an institution’s response protocols and policies. These include better training for employees who learn about incidents of sexual assault, stronger mandatory reporting policies and more comprehensive education for students, faculty and staff who are impacted by sexual violence, among others. The problem, however, is that stronger mandatory reporting policies might actually have a contravening effect on sexual violence efforts on campus.
NASPA Reacts to Reversal of Support for Transgender Students’ Civil Rights
We are disappointed to hear from the media that the U.S. Department of Education will further rollback transgender student protections outlined under the Obama administration.
Navigating Identity and Privilege in Multifaith Engagement on a College Campus
To be successful global citizens, students need greater religious literacy and competency engaging diverse religions and worldviews. Effective multifaith work in higher education is a form of intercultural engagement: When done well, this work does not belong just to religious life professionals but involves a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach.
Notes & Coffee: February 5 - 11
Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: DeVos at the one-year mark; Black Lives Matter in schools; zero tolerance; Budget deal would add money, but not restore DACA; Higher ed finds its voice on PROSPER Act; The impact of parents’ education levels; Liberal indoctrination? Not so much.