Policy Update for the Week of July 10, 2017
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between July 10, 2017 and July 17, 2017
Campus Carry: 2017 State Legislation Round-Up
While many constitutional freedoms typically wax and wane in the public spotlight, the Second Amendment has been a perpetual area of state legislative action for a number of years. Due to a strong pro-gun lobby and greater visibility and media attention paid to incidents of gun violence, legislation designed both to restrict the availability of guns and to remove restrictions appears nearly every year in statehouses across the country. While groups on both sides of the debate claim victories, the sheer volume of legislation considered each year and the wide variety of actions sought can be overwhelming. Using NASPA’s January 2016 report with the Education Commission of the States as background, NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds, provides an overview of the legislation specifically related to the ability or prohibition of carrying a firearm onto campus, commonly called campus carry.
Policy Update for the Week of July 4, 2017
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between July 4, 2017 and July 10, 2017
Assessing the Vitals of Student Affairs Divisions
NASPA Advisory Services provides mission-sensitive guidance to vice presidents for student affairs. Our services include expert reviews, guided self-assessments, and resources to enhance student affairs practice at the division level. In this post, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Joseph DeSanto Jones provides an overview of the Advisory Services P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S framework and how P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. may be applicable for assessing the vitals of your division.
Policy Update for the Week of June 26, 2017
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates at the state and federal levels between June 27, 2017 and July 3, 2017