The NASPA Policy Briefing Series is a free, online professional development opportunity provided by the NASPA Research and Policy Institute. Briefings occur on a monthly basis and deliver timely coverage of developments in the policy landscape that impact you and your campus.
Join members of the NASPA RPI team to learn about issues impacting the higher education landscape through the lens of how they apply to you in your role as a student affairs practitioner.
Do you have an idea for a briefing? E-mail Diana Ali, public policy analyst with the Research and Policy Institute, at email@example.com.
What’s up with Midterms? Policy Implications and Engagement Opportunities for the Non-Presidential Election Season
October 25, 2018, 2:30 PM ET
Congress is on the heels of an election which may have substantive policy implications for crucial higher education legislation such as that of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). While election outcomes remain difficult to predict, an analysis of potential impacts allows for quicker response times down the line. Further, it’s not too late to mobilize the voice of students on campus through voter engagement advocacy, and student affairs professionals play an important role in elevating these efforts. This month’s Policy Briefing Series, featuring NASPA Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives Stephanie, will give some insight into how election outcomes could impact federal higher education policy, while providing resources and recommendations for student affairs professionals interested in maximizing voter turnout at their institutions.
Federal Administrative Update: Checking the Pulse on Immigration Policy
November 29, 2018, 2:30 PM ET
From ongoing threats to the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to the implementation of multiple visa restrictions, 2018 has proved a tumultuous year for immigrant and international members of the higher education community. This briefing, presented by Assistant Director for Policy Research and Advocacy, Diana Ali, will review a timeline of federal immigration policy over the past year and draw implications of potential impacts to immigrant and international students as we move into the 116th Congress.
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Delivered by Paul Grossman, one of our nation’s leading experts on disability law, this live briefing will cover key components of recent changes to the Americans with Disability Act and tie in practical considerations…
Higher education for decades has struggled with the juxtaposition of the first amendment and religious protections on campus. Case after case has changed the ways in which universities, especially public…