2024 NASPA Annual Conference


Each year for the NASPA Annual Conference, the Scholarly Papers & Faculty Programming conference subcommittee in consultation with the Faculty Council, develops several programs of particular interest to faculty. Below is a list of those programs and initiatives. For a list of Faculty Council sponsored programs and programs of interest to faculty, please reference this guide

Please note that all times are listed in Pacific Time

President's Breakfast for Faculty

Join us for breakfast and an opportunity to reacquaint and recognize our faculty colleagues. During this program, we will provide updates on current NASPA and Faculty Council initiatives. We will acknowledge our incoming, outgoing, and current Faculty Council members, Faculty Council Award winners, the incoming cohort of Emerging Faculty Leadership Academy members and retirees. The breakfast is directly followed by the Faculty Institute.

Date: Monday, March 11th

Time: 7:30 am-9:00 am Pacific Time

Location: Sheraton Grand Ballroom AB

Faculty Institute

The Faculty Institute is an annual event designed to bring together faculty from across the nation to discuss the most innovative practices and pressing issues in student affairs and higher education graduate preparation. This year's institute will include an opportunity to further connect with faculty through specific affinity groups and roundtable discussions. 

Date: Monday, March 11th

Time: 9:00 am-11:00 pm Pacific Time

Location: Sheraton Grand Ballroom AB

Doctoral Seminar

The doctoral seminar was created to provide support and information for higher education and student affairs doctoral students to help them successfully navigate the process. Faculty, administrators, and doctoral students will facilitate conversations and structured time to reflect about how to be successful in the doctoral experience. In addition to including time for networking with a variety of groups, this seminar will also expose attendees to different pathways that one can take after acquiring their doctorate. Please encourage your graduate students to register now, as space is limited for this event. 

Date: Sunday, March 10th

Time: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm  Pacific Time

Register using this link by Monday, February 12th. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jill Dunlap, Senior Director for Research, Policy, and Civic Engagement at [email protected].

The Doctoral Seminar is sponsored by Heartful Editor. As part of registration for the 2024 Doctoral Seminar, Heartful Editor will provide a $100 gift to each first-time participant to use for 2 hours of academic writing coaching and editing support at any time during their doctoral journey.

Scholarly Papers

We invite all faculty and student affairs administrators to attend the Scholarly Paper Sessions at the 2024 NASPA Annual Conference. Scholarly papers sessions feature presentations of cutting-edge research and conceptual arguments. The sessions offer an opportunity for scholars to explore emerging and relevant areas of research. Be sure to stop by and learn about the phenomenal advancements being made in higher education and student affairs scholarship. For a convenient list of all scholarly papers sessions at this year's conference, please reference this guide

The scholarly papers sessions take place on Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th. This year's scholarly paper themes include: 

  • Activism

  • Advising

  • Campus Climate & Interpersonal Violence

  • Campus Culture

  • COVID-19

  • Cultural Perspectives

  • Diverse Communities

  • Greek Life

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Helping and Support

  • International Institutions

  • International Students

  • Leadership Development

  • Professional Practice in SA

  • Professional Preparation

  • Sense of Belonging

  • Skill Development & Peer Mentoring

  • Staff Burnout

  • Student Identity

  • Student affairs administrators application of diversity in practice

Faculty Social

Interested in connecting with other faculty members at the annual conference? Join your fellow faculty and friends for some social time at the Birch Lobby Bar, the lobby bar at the Westin Hotel.

Date: Monday, March 11th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Bar at Bombo - 1600 9th Avenue (Floor 1 of the Convention Center)

Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge is a space where faculty members attending the conference came come together to network, share resources, and make connections with new colleagues or re-connect with long-time colleagues! There are several events scheduled in the lounge space, which are listed here. We hope you can join us!

Dates: Sunday, March 10th through Tuesday, March 11th

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Seattle Convention Center - Summit 430

Conference Sessions of Interest for Faculty

There are many sessions that have been developed specifically with a faculty audience in mind. Faculty are encouraged to use the program search tool to find educational sessions of interest based on program type or target group (coming soon!). For example, you may select Scholarly Papers under Program Type or Graduate Preparation Faculty under Target Group to find general educational sessions of interest for faculty. In addition, the Faculty Council has selected three sessions to sponsor at this year's conference which may also be of interest. Use the search tool to find specific day and time.

12297 - Creating Space for Ourselves as Minoritized and Marginalized Faculty  - Monday, March 11, 2:40 PM-3:30 PM, Summit 335

12875 - Enhancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Preparation Faculty: Interrogating our Practices - Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Summit 331

13148 – Teaching AI within a student affairs graduate program: A classroom study on incorporating ChatGPT - Tuesday, March 12, 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM, Summit 330