WORKING GROUPS INDEX:
ACADEMIC ADVISING WORKGROUP
Description: The Academic Advising Working Group is a dedicated space for academic advisers across the country to connect with each other, share best practices, seek out support, stay current on academic advising issues and trends, and become empowered to enact change at our institutions. As such, we want to make sure this working group truly represents academic advisers within NASPA. This year, our goals are to foster communication among academic advisers, create a national network for information sharing, support professional development opportunities for seasoned advisers and new professionals, and collaborate with other knowledge communities in developing innovative programs. Our mission is to support advisers as professionals and collaborators, and create a platform where advisers can address and discuss key issues of concern.
Leadership: Co-chairs, Academic Advising Working Group
CAREER SERVICES WORKGROUP
Description: The SAPAA working groups exist to provide opportunities to engage in conversations and gather resources that focus on the partnerships between student affairs and academic affairs in niche areas.
Mission: The mission of the Career Services Working Group is to serve as a catalyst for facilitating conversation, providing resources, and promoting networking and professional development opportunities for both academic and student affairs educators interested in career services.
Leadership: Chair, Career Services Working Group
Michael E. Shehane (term ending 3/12)
Career Coordinator for General Academic Programs
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Tel: (979) 845-5139
LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES WORKGROUP
The LLC Working Group is for the new professional looking to learn, the experienced professional willing to share, and all student affairs professionals looking to receive support from others working with Living Learning Communities. We meet over regular conference calls to discuss LLC hot topics, contribute to the SAPAA newsletter, and organize professional development opportunities. Come join us!
Mission: The Living-Learning Communities work group strives to promote the growth and sustainability of living-learning communities by fostering an understanding of development strategies, best practices, collaborative partnerships, and assessment processes. The work group will serve as a catalyst to help practitioners integrate educational components into the residential experience.
Kayla Wiechert, Chair
Residential Education Coordinator
SERVICE LEARNING AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORKGROUP
Description: The purpose of the SLCE working group is to organize dialogue and knowledge-sharing among student life professionals who are passionate (or curious) about the practice of service learning and civic engagement, how they relate to our educational mission and professional goals, and why they might be among the most impactful strategies for student development and institutional transformation.
Leadership: Co-chairs, Service Learning and Civic Engagement Working Group