NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing: Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

with Nancy Thomas

About This Course

The fourth 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 general knowledge on current controversies involving free speech and intellectual diversity on college campuses through an advocacy framework. This briefing will delve into the current state and federal legislative climate and challenges this climate brings for student affairs professionals in supporting student success. The briefing will include advocacy tips participants can use to engage with their state and federal elected officials and governance bodies. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct state or federal advocacy on issues of free speech or intellectual diversity on college campuses. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • learn more about free speech and intellectual diversity policies that impact communities in higher education;
  • explore ways in which individuals can advocate toward free speech and intellectual diversity policy changes that protect students and promote student success; and
  • discuss the current climate of the Trump Administration and what this means for higher education in regards to free speech and intellectual diversity.

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • Live session access information will be listed before the session has aired.

  • 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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