NASPA has many organizations and groups that tailor your NASPA experience to your location, professional level, and institution type.
Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.
KC's provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.
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.
Over the past 18 months, our office and our campus has had an increased focus on Service Learning and complimenting what our students are learning inside the classroom. During this time frame, our leadership team spent time meeting with department chairs to learn more about what experiences would best benefit their students and the departments’ learning goals. We learned about the most common majors, we learned about department-specific clubs, and we learned about gaps in service learning opportunities. A significant gap that we identified was offering opportunities for the students in our Special Education Department.
The University of Baltimore, along with several other Baltimore institutions, signed a pledge to work in partnership with the community to help foster growth in Maryland’s largest city. Recognized as an anchor institution, a hub of employment, research, and learning, the strength of UB’s relationship with local institutions in Baltimore help strengthen Baltimore as a whole. The power UB has to engage and enrich the community comes with great responsibility. Still, a university’s resources are not infinite and creating partnerships with local agencies needs to be mutually beneficial if it is to be productive and sustainable.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) was honored to host the 2017 Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education (GSS), held March 22nd– 24th at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year’s summit was coordinated by a local planning team, led by the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning at UNCG. The three-day event drew more than 350 passionate educators, practitioners, and students from 23 states, and 90 institutions.
This blog showcases advice from three black women who formed a bond while attending graduate school and through perseverance found their niche in student affairs.
Each year the Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community calls for nominations for the AER KC Innovation Award. This award is given to outstanding person/s who contribute to the field of assessment, evaluation, research. The selected winners will present at the Assessment and Persistence Conference. Read on to learn about this year's selected winners Dr. Dawna Wilson Horton, Research Analyst and Dr. Kimberly Lowry, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success at Eastfield College.
Elevate the voices of those leading the field. Consider nominating your peers by November 1, 2017.
In this post Shawn DeVeau, Knowledge Community (KC) Liaison to the Public Policy Division, provides an update on current revisions underway to NASPA's Public Policy Agenda.
Graduate school is like a puzzle - professional associations like NASPA can be there to fill in those “gaps.”