2019 NASPA Annual Conference

Make Connections With Other Faculty Members at #NASPA19

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When I became a faculty member in 2005 I had already been a NASPA for 10 years and thought I had learned to navigate NASPA pretty well. Yet, I struggled with finding faculty initiatives and connecting to faculty involvement opportunities.

Six years ago in December 2012 the NASPA Board of Directors approved a proposal to form a Division of/for faculty members, known as the Faculty Assembly led by the Faculty Council. Any NASPA member who holds a faculty identity, or aspires to, can opt into the faculty constituent group and thus become a Faculty Assembly member.

Our faculty constituent group allows for smaller, more intimate connections at #NASPA19 amidst 8,000 or so individuals expected to participate. The variety of programs now offered by Faculty Council and other faculty members and groups at the Annual Conference are a testament to the home many faculty now find in NASPA. And the future is bright—early career faculty in particular have a strong presence in NASPA.

Faculty First-Time Attendee Orientation

Make the most of your #NASPA19 experience! It is highly recommended that First-Time Attendees attend the faculty specific orientation session on Sunday, March 10.

NASPA President’s Breakfast for Faculty

Join NASPA President Kevin Kruger on Monday, March 11 at 7:30am to begin the conference with breakfast and conversation. A balance of formal and informal interactions in a collegial environment, connections are made and renewed during this annual tradition.

Faculty Institute

Immediately following the NASPA President's Breakfast for Faculty on Monday from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., the Institute will be an opportunity to delve into deeper questions regarding the preparations of future student affairs educators. As we lean forward into the next hundred years, what does stellar teaching look like? How do we teach in a new context?

Faculty Lounge

Open all day Monday, March 11 and Tuesday March 12, the faculty lounge provides a venue to converse with colleagues, meet with graduate students and forge new relationships. If you simply need a place to rest, pull up a chair in the lounge.

NASPA Faculty Social

Get to know your faculty colleagues outside of the convention center walls and explore what LA has to offer at the NASPA Faculty Social on Monday night.

Scholarly Papers

Plan to attend one or several scholarly paper sessions. Reviewed and selected by members of our Faculty Fellows and Faculty Council, these sessions give presenters the opportunity to share scholarly papers. Each 50-minute session will have three to four scholars present their paper and will be followed by comments from a discussant, as well as a facilitated question and answer session.

For NASPA 2019 in Los Angeles, participants were encouraged to consider research issues and topics that impact our work in Belonging & Student Success, Community & Democratic Engagement, and Leaning Forward to the Next 100 Years.

Graduate Preparation Programs Fair 

The Graduate Preparation Programs Fair is an open event to allow conference attendees to learn more about masters and doctoral level graduate programs at various colleges and universities. 

The Grad Prep Fair is any opportunity for prospective students to ask questions and connect with graduate institutions from all over the country. This is one of the largest networking opportunities for future graduate students and professionals in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and other related fields. 

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