2023 NASPA Annual Conference


Each year for the NASPA Annual Conference, the Faculty Council develops several programs of particular interest to faculty. Below is a list of Faculty Council-sponsored programs taking place throughout the annual conference. 

Please note that all times are listed in Eastern 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, April 3rd

Time: 8:30 am-10:00 am Eastern Time

Location: Boston Convention Center - Ballroom East

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 discuss the Student Affairs Educator Certification and opportunities to collaborate as the program moves forward. There will also be opportunities to connect with faculty through specific affinity groups and roundtable discussions, which will be determined through a pre-institute survey to registered faculty.

Date: Monday, April 3rd

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern Time

Location: Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 6 Room

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, April 2nd

Time: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm  Eastern Time

Register using this link by Friday, March 10th. 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 your registration for the 2023 Doctoral Seminar, Heartful Editor will provide a $100 gift to each 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 2023 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 list of all scholarly papers sessions with times and dates by theme and location, click here

The scholarly papers sessions take place on Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 4th. This year's scholarly paper themes include: 

Student affairs administrators application of diversity in practice

  • Challenges international students face in navigating the collegiate environment
  • Busting STEM myths and affirming diverse social agency in the workplace
  • Examining influences of student aid
  • LGBTQ+ Student Experiences on College Campuses
  • COVID-19 Impact on Student Experiences
  • Addressing barriers to higher education access
  • Perspectives on organizational response in student affairs
  • Exploring student enagement on campus 
  • Investigating student identities in higher education
  • Perspectives on institutional types
  • Impact of Covid-19 on Student Affairs Practice
  • Perspectives on organizational response in student affairs
  • Perspectives on sense of belonging and well-being
  • Perspectives on student engagement with diverse populations
  • Investigating the effect of student disabilities on student success
  • Student involvement experiences on campus
  • Connection Making and Equity Through Experiential Approaches

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, April 3rd

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Westin Boston Seaport District – 425 Summer Street, Boston