The NASPA Foundation supports the advancement of knowledge concerning students, higher education institutions, and issues facing the student affairs profession. Through the contributions of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, members and friends, the Foundation has established an investment program and restricted endowments that provide support for NASPA awards, professional development programs, regional activities, and research projects.
The Silent Auction is the NASPA Foundation's largest fundraiser. The event occurs annually at the NASPA Annual Conference. The 2013 Silent Auction was held at the Annual Conference, March 17-19, 2013, in Orlando, Florida. Universities and individuals from around the United States and abroad donated items or services to be auctioned, and conference attendees had the opportunity to bid on them.
This year, the Silent Auction raised just over $20,000.00 for research projects and professional development programs in the field of student affairs. We seek to significantly increase the amount we raise each year. In order to do this, we need your help! Please consider donating items or your services to be auctioned during the 2014 NASPA Annual Conference, as well as placing bids on items that are on the auction block.
The NASPA Foundation is celebrating 40 years!
The NASPA Foundation is proud to celebrate 40 years of advancing the student affairs profession by recognizing achievements, supporting meaningful research and honoring the legacy of NASPA and student affairs leaders, scholars, and practitioners. At the 2013 NASPA Annual Conference, the NASPA Foundation recognized accomplishments over the past four decades and will celebrate throughout the year. We hope you will join in the celebration!
In honor of the 40th Anniversary, the Foundation invites you to contribute in multiples of 40 – whether as $4, $40, $400 or $4000. Your donation will allow the Foundation to continue to fund research and best practices, connect the past and present to the future, and infuse a spirit of gratitude and giving among NASPA’s membership.
Donations can be made online under "Make A Gift." Here’s to the next 40 years and we are so grateful for all our donors who have made the previous 40 a success!
Student Personnel Point of View (SPPV)
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Student Personnel Point of View (SSPV). To commemorate the event, NASPA with the NASPA Foundation has prepared a video regarding how this important document has shaped student affairs administrators, graduate students and faculty views of students, the campus culture, learning, and the world of higher education. The video captures, through these individuals’ experiences, a richness of the student engagement experience.
Watch the Student Personnel Point of View Video!
Featured in this video are retired vice presidents for student affairs Dr. Peggy Barr (Northwestern University), Dr. Jim Rhatigan (Wichita State University), and Dr. Art Sandeen (University of Florida). Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life, Dr. Karen Pennington (Montclair State University) speaks to the student personnel point of view as a current senior student affairs officer. Dr. Mary Jo Gonzales, an associate dean of students (Iowa State University) highlights the relevancy today of the SSPV’s usefulness as a mid-level manager while Bernard Little, assistant director of class programs (University of Chicago) points to the meanings found in the SSPVS as a new professional in the field. Graduate students are learning about the SSPV and its applicability to student learning. Jacob Wilson, a first year master’s student in higher education administration (George Washington University) provides his reflections on its importance. Finally, Dr. Maureen Wilson, associate professor and chair of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Bowling Green State University reflects on the SSPV’s importance in teaching and learning. She talks to the impact it has had on her as an administrator, and now a faculty member teaching the tenets found in this historical, and still relevant, document.