NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing: Federal Advocacy

with Elizabeth LaPolt Clark, Rosa M. García

July 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET

About This Course

The sixth installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building knowledge on how to advocate for student success at the federal level. This briefing will provide attendees with talking points and guidance in connecting with federal-level policymakers, such as effective strategies for in-person meetings, best practices for engaging groups in advocacy, and how best to tailor and present messaging. This briefing will build on the themes from the four topical focus areas which create the basis for the July 2018 NASPA Hill Days and Student Affairs Day of Action: Title IX and campus sexual assault response and prevention; Higher Education Act reauthorization; immigration and international students; and free speech and intellectual diversity on college campuses. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings including the July 17, 2018 National Student Affairs Day of Action and is recommended for those wishing to participate in federal-level advocacy. 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • learn more about federal-level policies that impact communities in higher education;
  • explore ways in which individuals and groups can advocate toward federal policy changes that protect students and promote student success; and
  • discuss the current climate of the Trump Administration and construct messaging directed toward federal-elevel policymakers.

Accessing the Presentation

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  • All sessions are recorded. Once the session is over, the recording will be available approximately one week after the air date. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

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