Predictive Analysis of Student Data
NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conducted a landscape analysis of the use of predictive analytics by student affairs professionals at higher education institutions. Most student affairs divisions are collecting student engagement data and conducting needs, process, and outcomes assessments. NASPA’s research addressed the kinds of student engagement and behavioral data that are collected within student affairs departments and the extent to which institutions are using such data in predictive analytics models. The research also addressed the factors that influence institutions’ development of data analytics projects and how various resources are employed to collect the data and conduct the analyses.
Culture of Respect CORE Blueprint Program: Findings From a National Study
This report is the result of a yearlong, 14-institution pilot program designed to build campus stakeholders’ capacity to strengthen their institution's efforts to response to and prevent sexual violence. The study found that as a cohort, participating colleges and universities accomplished a wide array of programmatic and policy changes. Progress was particularly impressive in enhancing support services for survivors and providing training for campus employees. These results suggest that the CORE Blueprint Program Program is a model for addressing campus sexual violence that can be effective for diverse institutions of higher education across the nation.
Final Report: Partnership to Elevate Policy and Practice, Campus Sexual Violence and Guns on Campus
This report, the third installment in a joint partnership between NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Education Commission of the States, connects policy and practice through two integral issues: campus sexual violence and guns on campus. This publication tracks recent state-led legislation around both issues for the last two years and offers this information in the form of a series of illustrative charts and maps. During 2015, at least 29 states introduced campus sexual violence legislation, and in 2016, at least 22 states proposed legislation in kind. A majority of state policies addressed one of four themes: defining affirmative consent, role of local law enforcement, transcript notation, and the role of legal counsel.
Regarding campus firearm legislation, at least 16 states considered policies involving guns on campus in 2015, while at least 19 states considered campus gun policy legislation in 2016. This is the final report after the release of a two corresponding briefs; State Legislative Developments on Campus Sexual Violence: Issues in the Context of Safety, and, Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action.
The FLSA Final Overtime Rule: A Resource Guide for Student Affairs Professionals
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Final Overtime Rule has substantially increased the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay among many executive, administrative, and professional employees nationwide. The effect of the Final Rule will be felt by colleges and universities nationwide; many employees will now be eligible for overtime pay unless their salaries are brought in line with the new $47,476 minimum salary threshold or their hours are not confined to 40 hours in a given workweek. These changes, set to take effect December 1, 2016, occur at a time when many institutions face persistent budgetary pressure. Moreover, the Final Rule’s impact on new types of employees not traditionally eligible for overtime pay will create the compliance challenge of tracking irregular work hours or discerning between ‘work’ and ‘nonwork’ activities for many employees. This publication serves as a Resource Guide for campus-level planning within departments and divisions in student affairs.