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  1. Navigating NASPA: An “Insider’s Guide” to the Association Monday, March 13, 2011 ♦ 8:30am – 9:45 am

  2. Panelists

  3. History of NASPA NASPA = National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Also known as… NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Founded in January 1919, as the National Association of Deans & Advisers of Men (NADAM) For more information about NASPA’s history… http://www.naspa.org/about/history.cfm

  4. NASPA Mission & Vision Mission To provide professional development and advocacy for student affairs educators and administrators who share the responsibility for a campus-wide focus on the student experience. Vision NASPA, as the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice, affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning.

  5. Members 12,000+ Members at… 1,400+ Two- & 4-Year Campuses representing… 29 Countries, including… Australia, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, & United Arab Emirates Categories of Membership Include: Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty, Professional, Associate, Emeritus, Non-Profit

  6. Regions • NASPA has 7 regions, based on national accreditation regions • Each region has a Regional Vice President (RVP), elected by members within the region • Each region has its own Regional Advisory Board, with members appointed by the RVP • The RVP represents the region on the NASPA Board of Directors http://www.naspa.org/regions/default.cfm

  7. Knowledge Communities Knowledge Communities “Gateway to the Profession, Connection to the Association” NASPA Knowledge Communities provide an opportunity for members to access information and resources in a specific subject matter... [and to] create and share knowledge through the delivery of educational research, programs, and products; the use of technology; and by face-to-face meetings, workshops, and/or conferences. http://www.naspa.org/kc/default.cfm

  8. Knowledge Communities • NASPA currently has 25 knowledge communities (also known as KCs) • Each KC has a National Chair, who is elected by KC members for a 2-yr term • Each region has a KC Coordinator and KC Representatives, appointed by the RVP • The National Director of Knowledge Communities is appointed by the NASPA President to represents KCs on the NASPA Board of Directors http://www.naspa.org/kc/default.cfm

  9. NASPA Foundation Through the contributions of NASPA members and friends, the NASPA Foundation has established an investments program and restricted endowments that provide support for awards, professional development programs, regional activities, and research projects. The Foundation provides funds for ongoing research and important programs in the field of student affairs. Research Grants & Proposals Pillars of the Profession NASPA Foundation Silent Auction

  10. Leadership NASPA VOLUNTEER LEADERS* NASPA STAFF NASPA Board of Directors RVPs & Regional Boards Membership Professional Development Knowledge Communities Advisory Boards Public Policy & Advocacy NASPA Foundation Board Publications Journal Editorial Boards * Please Note: This is Not a Comprehensive List

  11. Getting Involved WHY GET INVOLVED? Meet Colleagues with Similar Interests Network / Make Connections Expand Your Experience & Expertise Opportunity to “Give Back” to the Profession Sources: Evans & Ranero (2009), Reesor, Bagunu, & Hazley(2009)

  12. Getting Involved OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT Be a Conference Volunteer Apply to be a NASPA Graduate Intern Serve as a Conference Program Reviewer Mentor a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow Help with a Knowledge Community Initiative Nominate a Colleague for a NASPA Award Write an Article for a NASPA Publication Present at a NASPA Conference Help with the NASPA Silent Auction Serve on an Editorial Board Coordinate a Drive-In Workshop Be a Listener for the Panel of Listeners

  13. Getting Involved Next Steps UPDATE YOUR PROFILE Go to the NASPA website Enter Your NASPA Username & Password to login Click on “Membership Profile & Preferences” Click on “Update Profile” (an e-mail will open) Indicate which KCs you would like to join and hit send

  14. Getting Involved Next Steps REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER Go to the NASPA website Login to the “Members Only” Section Using Your NASPA Username & Password Scroll Down and Click on “Volunteer Database” Update / Save Your Volunteer Interests View Volunteer Opportunities

  15. Getting Involved Next Steps Attend Your Regional Business Meeting Monday, March 14, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Attend a Knowledge Community Business Meeting Varies – See Schedule for Details Attend the NASPA Community Fair Monday, March 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm

  16. Getting Involved Next Steps Talk To... Your Regional Vice President Your Regional Knowledge Community Coordinator Follow Up by E-Mail After the Conference Update Your Volunteer Profile Online

  17. Regional Vice Presidents REGION I Nancy Crimmin ncrimmin@assumption.edu REGION II Laura Wankel wankella@shu.edu

  18. Regional Vice Presidents REGION III Joy Smith joy@clemson.edu REGION IV-E Renee Romano romano3@illinois.edu

  19. Regional Vice Presidents REGION IV-W Eric Grospitch grospitche@umkc.edu REGION V Paul Bennion pbennion@collegeofidaho.edu

  20. Regional Vice Presidents REGION VI Ken Kelly kkelly@csulb.edu

  21. National KC & Volunteer Leaders NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITIES Evette Clark castillo@tulane.edu NATIONAL VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Judy Albin JAA4@psu.edu

  22. Questions??

  23. Resources WEBSITES NASPA Online http://www.naspa.org/ NASPA Educational Programs & Initiatives • http://www.naspa.org/programs/default.cfm NASPA Knowledge Communities http://www.naspa.org/kc/default.cfm

  24. Resources WEBSITES • NASPA Publications • http://www.naspa.org/pubs/default.cfm • NASPA Public Policy Division • http://www.naspa.org/divctr/pp/default.cfm NASPA Summer Graduate Internship Program • http://www.naspa.org/career/intern/default.cfm

  25. Resources WEBSITES • NASPA Regions • http://www.naspa.org/regions/default.cfm NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program • http://www.naspa.org/programs/nufp/default.cfm The Placement Exchange • http://www.theplacementexchange.org/

  26. Resources Books/Articles Evans, Nancy J. & Ranero, Jessica J. (2009). Professional Associations in Student Affairs. In G. S. McClellan & J. Stringer (eds), The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration (3rd ed). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Reesor, Lori M., Bagunu, Grace, & Hazley, Melissa. (2009). Making Professional Connections. In M. J. Amey & L. M. Reesor (eds), Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Professionals in Student Affairs (3rd ed). Washington, DC: NASPA.