2021 NASPA Virtual Conference

Dismantling Ideal Worker Norms in Student Affairs: A Workshop of Reflection and Action

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Student affairs work often expects staff to put students’ needs ahead of their own. Such expectations can take a toll on employees’ personal lives and wellbeing, which negatively affects the institution by increasing employee attrition and redistributing work to remaining employees, thus impacting students’ experiences. This pre-conference workshop explores how ideal worker norms shape student affairs work across institution types and staff roles. Presenters will identify how ideal worker norms shape work in the profession before generating solutions that participants at all levels—from graduate students to senior leaders—can adopt to create a profession that is more caring and sustainable.

Additional registration required

Thursday, March 18
1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Presented by

Margaret Sallee, Associate Professor, SUNY University at Buffalo
Kerry Klima, Assistant Director, Assessment & Evaluation, California State University-Long Beach
Carrie Kortegast, Associate Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, Northern Illinois University
Benjamin Stubbs, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Involvement, The University of West Florida
Alyssa Stefanese Yates, Doctoral Student, College of Education, Michigan State University