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Regions & Areas provide a local home for NASPA members, offering professional development, networking and events.

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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

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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  • Budget Priorities in Tight Times: Who Will Take Care of Infrastructure?

    When the media learned about a large-scale enhancement to the student experience in the form of a lazy river, it became yet another example of misplaced priorities of the elite university in the view of the public. Headlines like this get blamed for reasons why states are spending less on higher education, for fear the dollars will be wasted. What isn’t making headlines is the state of need for the unexciting projects: the roofs, the HVAC systems, the inaccessible buildings to those in wheelchairs, and the rest of the behind-the -scenes infrastructure issues for institutions of higher education. Older buildings weren’t built to be ADA accessible, to have sprinkler systems, or central heating and air conditioning, so we renovate our buildings to provide modern upgrades when we have the resources. In warmer states, we spend a lot of effort keeping our buildings cool in the heat; in colder states, we do the opposite to fend off the cold. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Associate Vice President for Operations Jeanna Mastrodicasa breaks down the issue in this post for NASPA's Public Policy Division.

    Posted on June 18, 2018 at 10:37 AM by Public Policy Division
  • Expanding Students Civic Participation through the DC Experience

    As administrators and campus leaders, we can take these lessons learned from Leadership UMiami and apply them to our programing to better engage the future leaders of our world. However, we also must understand the importance of creating communities and space for our students to engage in dialogue and understanding around issues important to them. Providing these opportunities and spaces can further the civic participation on our campuses and create a greater sense of community.

    Posted on June 18, 2018 at 07:59 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Opening A Center Leads To An Enhanced Relationship

    Illinois State University’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) just finished its first school year in operation. Well, it is not as concise as that. Our director has been planning for the department since 2015. The assistant director for Assessment, Data Management, and Grant Writing started in December 2016, which was also the same month our physical space was available. The office/budget manager began in April 2017. Those of us reorganized from the Dean of Students Office moved in June 2017. It was more of a rolling start, but the 2017 – 2018 school year marked our first official year as a department. The Center was formally recognized and introduced to our campus and community in September 2017 with a ribbon cutting.

    Posted on June 15, 2018 at 10:28 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Lessons from Carolina Covenant

    Posted on June 15, 2018 at 07:59 AM by Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education
  • Summertime: Sit Back And Unwind (and plan!)

    Posted on June 14, 2018 at 08:45 AM by Region IV-E
  • Table Talk: Higher Education and Professionalism

    In this month's installment of Table Talk, our authors tackle the concept of professionalism through critical examination and personal experience.

    Posted on June 12, 2018 at 06:59 AM by New Professionals and Graduate Students
  • Region IV-E Call for Programs Closes June 15

    The call for program for the Region IV-E conference closes soon. Submit your proposal today!

    Posted on June 11, 2018 at 06:56 PM by Region IV-E
  • Institution Spotlight: Ball State University partners with Eskenazi Health for Internship Program

    Campus buildings and bell tower from Ball State University

    To address the serious issue of college graduates with physical disabilities being unemployed at a rate of 50% across the country, Ball State University Disability Services has partnered with Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, to create internships for students with physical disabilities.

    Posted on June 11, 2018 at 06:38 PM by Region IV-E


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