Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative, each October. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs, education and awareness in the profession, and engagement with professional associations and peers in the field. More directly, the goals of Careers in Student Affairs Month are to:
This year, the theme for #CSAM19 is Inclusion, Innovation, Impact. Student affairs professionals have made a commitment to have a positive impact on students and on the field as a whole. This Careers in Student Affairs Month, we empower and encourage our members of every professional level to share their intentions and passion for the field. Why did you choose student affairs? Why have you continued in the field? Why are you passionate about student affairs and what have been your experiences? How does your work resonate across the field? How can you expand on the cross functional work you are doing?
During #CSAM19, NASPA will be providing a number of free professional development opportunities for student affairs administrators on their respective campuses. These include the following:
We invite you to submit a blog for the blog series or proposal for a live briefing!
Call for Online Briefings and Blog Submissions
Programs submitted through this call for programs will be considered for presentation or publication during October 2019. Programs are asked to be open for all professional levels centered on the impact of higher education/student affairs throughout and beyond the field. In preparing your submission, please include how this content will target various audiences and fit the topic for #CSAM19. Sample topics for this year’s series could include Campus Engagement with Local or Statewide Nonprofits or Working with and Supporting Undocumented Students.
During Careers in Student Affairs Month, NASPA will be sponsoring nine unique educational webinars geared towards different professional levels of student affairs administrators. Please click on the webinar title to view the recordings from the 2018 Careers in Student Affairs Month series. The 2019 webinar series will become available beginning in October. At that time, viewers can learn more about each session and register to attend by clicking the webinar title. Each webinar will be recorded and posted here following the livecasts. Please allow up to 24 hours following the livecast for the recordings to be posted.
|Wednesday, October 3, 2018||3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT||A Student Life Response to Gun Violence||Dr. Katya Armistead|
|Wednesday, October 10, 2018||12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT||The Current State of Student Affairs||Dr. Kevin Kruger & Dr. Penny Rue|
|Wednesday, October 17, 2018||11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT||Where Do We Fit In?: Graduate Students Working in California Community Colleges||Betzabel Martinez & Amanda Garcia|
|Tuesday, October 23, 2018||12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT||Invasion of Privacy: Showing Up as Practitioners Beyond Campus||Kirby Gibson, Karess Gillespie, Shaun Crisler, & Michael Riley|
|Thursday, October 25, 2018||4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT||Supporting Undocumented Students in Higher Education||Flavio Bravo & Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi|
Celebrate your profession, your students, and the amazing work you do by participating in the #CSAM18 Photo Challenge. To participate, follow @naspapics, and each day post a picture in response to the unique prompt. Use your caption to explain how your photo reflects the prompt of the day. Tag @naspapics, #CSAM18, and #CSAMphotochallenge for a chance to get featured on the NASPA Instagram account and for a chance to win a prize!
Get ready by posting this photo on Instagram today and get all your friends and colleagues excited about #CSAM18! On #FreeSpaceFriday, we invite you to share your favorite moments from your time in the field, whether it is a flashback post to your first experiences as an undergraduate student yourself or your favorite moment from the week.
The Student Affairs Collective will host weekly Twitter chats to prompt conversations around various topics regarding careers in student affairs. In an attempt to start a national-level conversation and create a space for practitioners to engage in conversation to reflect on their experiences, head over to the Student Affairs Collective and join our #SAChat conversations in the month of October every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
NASPA is offering a 20% discount on the newly released, Careers in Student Affairs: A Holistic Guide to Professional Development in Higher Education. Use code CSAM18 any time between October 1 and October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm EST to take advantage of this offer. Please note that this excludes shipping costs and cannot be combined with other offers.
Below you will find three resources NASPA is offering to campuses this year during #CSAM18. This includes a list of ideas for activities, a sample agenda for a networking session, and a Photoshop file for a flyer template to publicize information for your campus.