The Mental Health Focus Area supports ongoing efforts to address the mental health issues that students face. As the stigma surrounding mental health continues to dwindle, student affairs practitioners will continually be facing and adapting to new challenges. NASPA provides support for those individuals in the form of specialized conference experiences, Knowledge Communities, and extensive research on the subject.
Crisis, Compassion, and Resiliency in Student Affairs focuses on the personal lived experiences of student affairs professionals who frequently encounter crisis situations and disasters on college and university campuses. The…Buy
The Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Toolkit is a suite of six guides organized around the pillars of the CORE Blueprint to supplement its implementation. The guides include downloadable resources, tools,…Buy
Careers in Student Affairs provides a comprehensive look at being a higher education administrator. Integrating perspectives from both research and practical application, this reader-friendly book addresses contemporary issues in the…Buy
Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines published by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in…Buy
Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher education – and particularly those…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their area…Buy
Helping skills are an essential component of today’s student affairs practice. On a day-to-day basis, it is student affairs professionals who often work directly with students in need of mental…Buy
While campus health topics such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, depression, and violence have captured the attention of student affairs professionals, there is another health issue that has received…Buy
The transition from graduate school to a full-time position in student affairs can be filled with both opportunities and challenges. In order to be successful, new professionals must understand the…Buy
Starting in late April, 2019, the NASPA Research and Policy Institute blog has been merged into the NASPA blog! Check us out there: http://www.naspa.org/about/blog
Leah Kareti, program manager for 360 Proof, understands the resource issues small colleges and universities face as they address alcohol prevention challenges for students. She has some great tips to share to help student affairs leaders at SCUs.
Originally created during the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, NASPActs today is designed to provide ongoing outlets for social action and civic engagement opportunities, at the NASPA Annual Conference and year-round. At the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference, the #NASPActs19 Committee of the Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division is sponsoring a series of five policy pop-up sessions that coincide with the 2019 National Student Affairs Day of Action (NSADA). Each session is scheduled for 20 minutes and designed to provide #NASPA19 attendees with a brief introduction to one of five different equity and inclusion areas along with suggestions for direct action they can take on the issue immediately. For our participants in NSADA who are unable to join us in person in Los Angeles, we are providing the information and resources that will be distributed during the Policy Pop-up sessions here.
This morning, NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, joined joined Sue Riseling, Executive Director of the International Association of College Law Enforcement Officers (IACLEA), David Bousquet, Immediate Past President of the IACLEA Board of Directors, Abigail Boyer, Interim Executive Director of the Clery Center, and Altmann Pannell, Director of Government and External Relations at IACLEA, at a briefing for Congressional staff on issues of campus public safety as part of IACLEA’s 10th annual Capitol Hill Day. Ms. Hinds spoke on briefly on a variety of topics including federal and state budgets and financial support for higher education, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and several issues related to campus safety. Her prepared remarks are available below.