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KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.

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Divisions and Groups provide programs, services and resources around a particular area of focus, professional level or institution type, helping set the direction for NASPA's efforts in these spaces.

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  • Latinx/a/o Scholars Corner

    What initially interested you in studying Latinos in higher education? I knew very early in my life that I wanted to study Latino students in higher education. As a child, I accompanied my mother as she pursued an undergraduate degree at Cal State San Bernardino. I witnessed her struggle for several years as a single mother and full-time student.

    Posted on July 20, 2017 at 01:41 PM by Latinx/a/o
  • Influencing the National Narrative on Campus Sexual Assault Response and Prevention

    In this post, Nicole Eramo, Member at Large of the Public Policy Division shares a personal account to provide a window into how the national narrative around campus sexual assault is affected.

    Posted on July 18, 2017 at 01:21 PM by Public Policy Division
  • How Student Affairs prepared me for my job outside of the field

    In Fall of 2016, I decided to leave my Student Affairs job and pursue a career in Marketing. While I still work at a Higher Education institution, this shift has felt quite different in many ways. When I was interviewing, I made it a point to highlight my transferrable skills and try to find some common ground between my previous role and the new one I was hoping to do. However, I wondered deep down how well they would serve me on this new path. What I have found, is that my experiences not only make me qualified for my job, but also give me an edge!

    Posted on July 17, 2017 at 05:47 PM by New Professionals and Graduate Students

    The strategic planning process can also be a time where different constituent groups lobby for their priorities to be strategic priorities. How can we, as student affairs professionals, provide feedback that civic engagement should be part of the strategic plan? If the strategic planning process centers on “how the students will get there,” i.e. what the institution will do to help them achieve the mission, then these are the core questions for constituent groups: What do our students need? What do we do well that helps them and what should we do to help students meet those needs? Likely, phrases such as linking to the work, global citizenship, multiple perspectives, and media literacy will emerge as what students need to “get there.” These are all elements of civic engagement. An institution does not have to have the words civic engagement in its strategic plan to prioritize it.

    Posted on July 17, 2017 at 08:49 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Why I joined the Parent and Family Relations Knowledge Community part 2

    Have you ever thought about joining the Parent and Family Relations KC? Read more about why the leadership team got involved and what drives us.

    Posted on July 14, 2017 at 08:14 AM by Parent and Family Relations
  • Graduate Student Spotlight - Bailey Dunn

    Meet on of our awesome IV-W Graduate Students - Bailey Dunn, Colorado State University

    Posted on July 13, 2017 at 10:38 AM by Region IV-W
  • SUNY Geneseo Civic Action Plan 2017

    In developing the College’s 2017 civic action plan we revisited these concepts, and updated them to conform to the revisions to the College’s mission statement and values, as well as the emerging Geneseo Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education (GLOBE). In addition, the College strategic plan has specified eight individual objectives that, taken together, contribute to the conception of a civic action plan for SUNY Geneseo.

    Posted on July 13, 2017 at 07:43 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Making the Most of the First 90 Days

    This blog will discuss the author's transition to her new role as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. The author discusses lessons learned from the NASPA manuscript, "AVP: Leading from the Unique Role of Associate/ Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (2016) in helping with adjusting to her new role.

    Posted on July 12, 2017 at 02:42 PM by AVP Steering Committee


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