NASPA Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC

NASPA Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC The S&CIHE KC strives to be dynamic and supportive around issues of class and SES as they affect Higher Education The Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community strives to be dynamic and supportive around issues of class and SES as they affect Higher Education, and envisions an environment where Student Affairs professionals have access to information, training, and resources that help them to understand how these issues alter the college and university landscape.

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To better understand Biden's plan for student loan forgiveness changes, we have put together a little handout to share.
09/17/2021

To better understand Biden's plan for student loan forgiveness changes, we have put together a little handout to share.

To better understand Biden's plan for student loan forgiveness changes, we have put together a little handout to share.

Check out our Research Spotlight featuring Dr. Krista Soria. Read the research brief at bit.ly/kristasoria and watch the...
09/15/2021

Check out our Research Spotlight featuring Dr. Krista Soria. Read the research brief at bit.ly/kristasoria and watch the video at bit.ly/kristasoriavideo

Check out our Research Spotlight featuring Dr. Krista Soria. Read the research brief at bit.ly/kristasoria and watch the video at bit.ly/kristasoriavideo

The Call for Programs is open for the 104th NASPA Annual Conference which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland in Marc...
08/19/2021

The Call for Programs is open for the 104th NASPA Annual Conference which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland in March 2022. When you submit your program, be sure to also apply to be a sponsored program. If selected as a sponsored program, @SCIHE will promote your session to our KC members. Deadline is September 3. Submit a program at bit.ly/2022callforprograms.

The Call for Programs is open for the 104th NASPA Annual Conference which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland in March 2022. When you submit your program, be sure to also apply to be a sponsored program. If selected as a sponsored program, @SCIHE will promote your session to our KC members. Deadline is September 3. Submit a program at bit.ly/2022callforprograms.

Help NASPA reach their $10,300 goal by making a donation today in support of #NASPADayOne. Any donation allows for the f...
01/26/2021

Help NASPA reach their $10,300 goal by making a donation today in support of #NASPADayOne. Any donation allows for the future growth of student affairs through today’s campus professionals. You can donate directly to the SCIHE KC and support research and best practices grants, scholarships for professional development, and other programmatic initiatives by selecting our KC as the designated fund (see image below)! #givingback https://www.naspa.org/events/naspa-foundation-day-one

We know that for many of us in higher education, times are hard. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher edu...
12/08/2020

We know that for many of us in higher education, times are hard. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher education lost half a million jobs in October alone. We know that those half a million jobs represent half a million people.

In September the KC partnered with the EISJ Division to sponsor a webinar entitled "Untenured: Tools for Student Affairs Professionals in Crisis" to support those of you who have been laid off, furloughed, or want to be an advocate for students and staff on your campuses while still protecting your job. The link to the recording is in the comments.

The Western Regional Conference is kicking off and so is the SCIHEKC. Looking forward to seeing you at the social tomorr...
11/12/2020

The Western Regional Conference is kicking off and so is the SCIHEKC. Looking forward to seeing you at the social tomorrow (Thursday, November 12th)!

We are still looking to fill a few of our volunteer leadership positions! View details and apply today in Volunteer Cent...
10/20/2020

We are still looking to fill a few of our volunteer leadership positions! View details and apply today in Volunteer Central on the NASPA website.

10/14/2020

Applications for our 2021 awards are due this week! Submit an application by this Friday, October 16. We can't wait to recognize the outstanding work being done in our field!

Outstanding Service to NASPA Award: bit.ly/SCIHEservice2021

Outstanding Student Award: bit.ly/SCIHEstudent2021

Outstanding Professional: bit.ly/SCIHEprofessional2021

Outstanding Campus Program Award: bit.ly/SCIHEprogram2021

Outstanding Conference Program Proposal Award: bit.ly/SCIHEproposal2021

Outstanding Research Grant: bit.ly/SCIHEgrant2021

We have several openings for regional representatives and other volunteer leadership positions! Being part of a KC leade...
10/07/2020

We have several openings for regional representatives and other volunteer leadership positions! Being part of a KC leadership team is a great way to get more involved with NASPA and connect with others in the field. Apply today in Volunteer Central!

Less than TWO weeks until nominations close for our annual awards! Recognize outstanding work happening in our field by ...
10/06/2020

Less than TWO weeks until nominations close for our annual awards! Recognize outstanding work happening in our field by submitting an application today. All applications are due October 16. Links will be posted in the comments!

10/02/2020

We are seeking NASPA program reviewers!

Help us select up to three conference programs that will be sponsored by our KC at the 2020 conference. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Shirley Konneh ([email protected]) or Amanda Morales ([email protected]) no later than Thursday, October 8.

Reviews will take place from October 13-26. We look forward to working with you!

Nominations for the 2021 Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC Awards are OPEN! We are excited to offer ...
09/27/2020

Nominations for the 2021 Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC Awards are OPEN! We are excited to offer awards in six categories to recognize outstanding work in our field. Submit an application by October 16 to be considered. Links for all applications posted in the comments of this post!

We are excited to host the upcoming virtual event "Untenured: Tools for Student Affairs Professionals in the Midst of Cr...
09/18/2020
Untenured: Tools for Student Affairs Professionals in the Midst of Crisis

We are excited to host the upcoming virtual event "Untenured: Tools for Student Affairs Professionals in the Midst of Crisis." Join us September 24th from 3:00-4:00 EST. This event is free and open to all NASPA members!

Learn more and register here:
http://ow.ly/zYXq50Bu5ST

NASPA is a member-centered association supporting a diverse and passionate network of 15,000 professionals and 1,200 institutions across the globe.

Whatever your situation is during this pandemic, the Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC wants to ensu...
08/25/2020

Whatever your situation is during this pandemic, the Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education KC wants to ensure our community is connected with tools and resources to make it through. The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief network has a growing directory of resources related that may be useful to higher education professionals. Browse the directory to find resources related to your state, identities, and your situation in this moment: https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org/covid-19/

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
05/29/2020
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPA Statement About Racial Violence

"Over the last three months, we have seen both the best and worst of humanity. Campuses and communities have demonstrated extraordinary care for one another. However, the pandemic brought xenophobia to the forefront of our society, and we continue to see racism and acts of violence directed at people of color. These blatant forms of racism, implicit bias, and racialized violence have a taxing effect on our staff of color and minoritized students. Bearing witness to these public events has a significant effect on how safe our colleagues and students feel in their own communities, and they reinforce the vital need for student affairs educators to understand and acknowledge the effects of privilege and oppression."

Read the full statement: https://www.naspa.org/news/naspa-statement-about-racial-violence

We missed seeing everyone for #NASPA2020, but we are looking forward to virtually hosting you during our Open Business M...
04/06/2020
2020 NASPA Virtual Highlights

We missed seeing everyone for #NASPA2020, but we are looking forward to virtually hosting you during our Open Business Meeting and Awards Recognition!

Join us on Friday, April 10th from 1-2pm EST. This meeting is free and open to anyone! Details:

http://ow.ly/rME950z6YAy

NASPA is a member-centered association supporting a diverse and passionate network of 15,000 professionals and 1,200 institutions across the globe.

03/18/2020

In these challenging times, we can all use a tip or two. Please utilize this post to comment with any resources you think might be helpful - personal, professional, self-care, financial, etc. We wish everyone the best as we navigate through these challenges together.

Still looking for a pre-con session at #NASPA2020? We've got you covered! 👍 Join us, along with @NASPAcareerKC, for a Sa...
03/08/2020
Home | 2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Still looking for a pre-con session at #NASPA2020? We've got you covered! 👍 Join us, along with @NASPAcareerKC, for a Saturday pre-con titled "The Intersection of Class and Career Development."

📅 Saturday, March 27
🕑1:00-4:00 pm
📍 Room 12B at the Austin Convention Center

Register or add to your registration through the conference site: http://conference.naspa.org/

NASPA's Annual Conference is a global gathering of student affairs professionals passionate about important higher education issues.

Looking for an opportunity to get more involved with NASPA? We are seeking representatives from Regions III and VI! Lear...
02/05/2020
Connect & Volunteer

Looking for an opportunity to get more involved with NASPA? We are seeking representatives from Regions III and VI! Learn more and apply in Volunteer Center: https://www.naspa.org/volunteer

As a volunteer with NASPA, you are supporting the success of your colleagues and the ongoing development of our profession.

Our latest blog features work by David Meyers, co-chair for our Foster Care & Homeless Youth Subcommunity! The blog deta...
01/23/2020
The Self-Sufficiency of Youth in Care Can Hurt Them in College

Our latest blog features work by David Meyers, co-chair for our Foster Care & Homeless Youth Subcommunity! The blog details challenges faced by youth in care as they navigate college, and recommendations for offering support to these students at your institution.

Check it out here:
https://www.naspa.org/blog/the-self-sufficiency-of-youth-in-care-can-hurt-them-in-college

This blog details a study on the college experience for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness, including recommendations.

One week until our chat with the editors of "Straddling Class in the Academy." We hope you can join us on Tuesday, Janua...
01/21/2020
SCIHE Book Club Interest

One week until our chat with the editors of "Straddling Class in the Academy." We hope you can join us on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:00 EST! To learn more and RSVP, click the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpmdbQpdtkAwSXcSa1HIheckL79r4zQs9OaTINA49sqj5M2w/viewform

Thank you for your interest in reading and joining us on January 28th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST for a discussion on a shared book! Please answer the following questions to help us form the final event and to make sure you get a reminder when the event is near. If you have any questions or concerns, pl...

Still time to RSVP for a chat with the editors! Hope to see you there!
01/02/2020

Still time to RSVP for a chat with the editors! Hope to see you there!

Calling all book lovers and learners! We are excited to invite you to participate in our Shared Book project. Join us for a shared reading and chat with the editors of "Straddling Class in the Academy" on January 28.

Register today at http://tinyurl.com/scihebook0120

Support the SCIHE KC Special Interest Fund During #GivingTuesday with #NASPAGives!The NASPA Foundation has a goal this y...
12/03/2019
Giving Tuesday

Support the SCIHE KC Special Interest Fund During #GivingTuesday with #NASPAGives!

The NASPA Foundation has a goal this year of getting 200 donors to donate at least $10 during the day today. If you donate, you can also designate where you would like your donation to go. We hope that you will consider choosing “KC: Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education” Special Interest Fund as a designee.

Since the fund launched at the last NASPA Annual Conference, we have raised nearly $1000 to go towards research grants, scholarships for annual conference attendance, scholarships for pre-conference sessions, and other initiatives through the KC. With your support, we will be able to support more and larger grants and scholarships to improve higher education.

Learn more and donate online at https://www.naspa.org/about/foundation/foundation-giving-tuesday.

Can’t donate? Please consider sharing our campaign with your networks through our page and our Twitter @NASPAscihe.

Thank you all for another awesome year of scholarship and practice,

Steve Jenks
National KC Chair

NASPA is a member-centered association supporting a diverse and passionate network of 15,000 professionals and 1,200 institutions across the globe.

Hey Region VI - It's not too late to register for this upcoming drive-in conference! We are excited to co-host Straddlin...
11/26/2019
Knowledge Community Drive In 2019 - Straddling Class: Social Class & Intersectionality of Identities in Higher Ed

Hey Region VI - It's not too late to register for this upcoming drive-in conference! We are excited to co-host Straddling Class: Social Class & Intersectionality of Identities in Higher Ed with the Spirituality & Religion and Latinx/a/o Knowledge Communities.

Learn more and register by clicking the link below. Register by Friday, December 13th! Note that registration will not be available on site.

https://www.naspa.org/events/knowledge-community-drive-in-2019-straddling-class-social-class-and-intersectionality-of-identities-in-higher-ed

NASPA is a member-centered association supporting a diverse and passionate network of 15,000 professionals and 1,200 institutions across the globe.

Calling all book lovers and learners! We are excited to invite you to participate in our Shared Book project. Join us fo...
11/01/2019

Calling all book lovers and learners! We are excited to invite you to participate in our Shared Book project. Join us for a shared reading and chat with the editors of "Straddling Class in the Academy" on January 28.

Register today at http://tinyurl.com/scihebook0120

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Hello, I am reaching out in hopes that you all might be able to assist me in nominating potential participants for my dissertation study I am conducting. This study explores the cultural experiences in higher education of rural, poor and working class students, specifically as they transition into their higher education institutions and attempt to navigate their institutions. In conducting this study, I hope to highlight these cultural experiences and how K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and education policymakers can better support rural, poor and working class students in their higher education experiences from arrival onto campus to their graduation. Each study participant will complete a demographic questionnaire and participate in three one-on-one video conference and/or phone interviews with me, two focus group interviews with other participants facilitated by me, and weekly journal writing. Individual and focus group interviews will last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Journal entries will be submitted once a week and can be as long or short as students would like. All students who are selected to participate in the interviews, focus groups, and journaling will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for their participation. Eligible students must be at least 18-years-old, have grown in a rural area, identify as from a poor and/or working class background, and be enrolled in a higher education institution as an undergraduate. I am working to obtain a sample of students from around the country, at varying types of higher education institutions, and in different years of college. Additionally, I hope to hear a variety of different perspectives, so I am purposefully seeking a diverse sample regarding other social identities and demographics, including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity, sexuality, social class, ability status, gender, and religion. If you know of undergraduate students who are enrolled in college and identify as being from a rural area and poor and/or working class background, who you believe would be interested in participating in this study, I hope that you will nominate them. Please only nominate individuals who you feel would be open to discussing their background, rural and social class identity, and current higher education experiences. Additionally, if you identify as a rural, poor and working class undergraduate student, you can nominate yourself. This project centers rural, poor and working class students, who have historically been overlooked in education research, so I look forward to highlighting the understudied experiences of this population in higher education. In doing so, my research can assist K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions as they work with and support rural, poor and working class college students. To nominate students, please forward their name(s) and email(s) to me as the Principal Investigator (PI) for this project at [email protected]. I will reach out to students directly about the study. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your assistance with my study! Ty McNamee Doctoral Candidate, Higher & Postsecondary Education Teachers College of Columbia University Principal Investigator [email protected] This study has been approved through the Teachers College of Columbia University Institutional Review Board (IRB Approval #21-081).
Hi all! It’s our second What’s Happening Wednesday in our community, which became What’s Happening Thursday today since I am a day late. Last week, Kareem shared some resources on what our KC is doing to support student affairs professionals as many have been furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19. Check out previous posts for more information on this important work. This week, I want to highlight the experiences of our students. This article is from a month ago, but I have revisited it several times and shared with many colleagues and students. It shares student experiences and is helpful in understanding some of the concerns and circumstances our students will begin the year. The economic and health impacts (physical and mental), the disproportionate impact on BIPOC and poor and working class students are highlighted. The difficulties of new learning environments are explored. You can also see the impact of structural racism and anti-Black violence on students’ experiences. What are your students sharing with you? How are you centering students in your work as they navigate school this semester?
ATTN Student Affairs Educators! I am seeking participants for a study on experiences of social class and classism in higher education. Participants should self-defining as: (1) having a poor or working class background and (2) a current administrator at a two-year or four-year, public college or university in the United States. The purpose of this study is to explore and describe how and in what ways the phenomena of social class identity and classism show up in higher education and influence higher education experiences. Participants will be asked to participate in one interview and respond to guided reflection prompts. Email me ([email protected]) for additional information or with your interest in participating, or complete the online participant interest form: https://forms.gle/U7TLTXFYYXwALi5S7.
Aging Out Institute (AOI) National Awards Program Application Deadline July 31st! The awards program recognizes organizations throughout the United States for the great work that they are doing to help youth age out of foster care and into independence successfully. AOI identify and share the strategies of the winners so everyone in foster care can learn and benefit from them. (In 2019, AOI will expand our awards program to include organizations from Canada, as well.) https://www.agingoutinstitute.org/aoi-awards-program/
Dr. Georgianna Martin (University of Georgia) and I are under contract with Stylus Publishing to create a new edited book tentatively titled: Social Class Supports: Examples of Programs and Practices to Serve Poor and Working Class Students in Higher Education through Stylus Publishing. This book aims to highlight support efforts designed to engage and enhance the college experiences for poor and working class students in higher education. The text explores social class supports enacted by a variety of higher education constituents and offers practical, applied ideas for college educators, professionals, and administrators to engage their poor and working class student populations in meaningful and additive ways. In Social Class Supports, we seek to profile a variety of good practices in serving working class students in the field of higher education. We hope to include chapters on: (1) peer to peer supports (2) student affairs initiatives (3) higher education institution-wide programs (4) external partnerships (e.g., nonprofits, think tanks, national associations) This approach offers a unique opportunity to explore serving poor and working class students holistically. Ideally, we would like the person(s) who created, facilitate, and/or oversee the program to write the content. We welcome chapter proposals that address social class specifically and/or speak to supports at the intersection of social class and other dimensions of identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, ability, immigration, former foster youth) as we know sometimes supports are designed to serve students with multiple underserved identities. The detailed call for chapter proposals is attached, the deadline for proposals is August 1, and we are happy to answer any questions folks might have.
Is anyone in this group involved with the Poor People’s Campaign? If you are and happen to also be at the Poor People’s Congress in DC let’s link up 🙂 If not, but you are interested in learning more about the PPC, please check out this link:
Career development for first-generation and/or low-income (FLI) students has been a topic of discussion. Daisy Chavez and I want to learn from professionals who identify as FLI. Share your experiences and insights on how your current organization is doing well or can do better in recruiting and retaining FLI professionals. Please fill out this survey: bit.ly/FLIprosurvey by May 9th at 12 p.m. Feel free to share with others.
Job Opportunity: Asian American Resource Center - Program Coordinator Position - UPenn Greetings! I am writing to make you aware of an exciting search we are conducting for a Program Coordinator for the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) at the University of Pennsylvania. PAACH is an integral part of the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) which is Penn’s foremost provider of student services and educational access. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative support for the cultural resource center in many areas. S/he will be responsible for scheduling and organizing activities, advising students, assisting with the facilitation of various meetings within the organization, managing correspondence, and drafting various letters and reports as needed. We are seeking a professional that holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and 2-5 years of experience in an administrative support role. The ideal candidate will have a background in supporting diverse populations and interest in a career within higher education. To view the posting on-line, please visit, https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/44369. Please let me know if you have referrals for this important role. Thank you in advance for your time and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Peter Van Do PAACH Director
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We are excited to be recruiting 2 new Student Success Coaches to join the award-winning Purdue Promise team! Purdue Promise is both an access and support program, providing eligible 21st Century Scholars the opportunity to graduate on-time and debt-free. The program has won local, state, and national awards, and was recently published for success in graduating low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented students with little-to-no debt. Purdue is committed to access and affordability (search Purdue Moves). Come join our amazing team in Student Success Programs at Purdue. Application review will begin September 14.