February 14, 2020
Disruptive Transformation: Leading Creative and Innovative Teams in Higher Education
NASPA’s efforts related to equity, social justice, and civic action serve as an integrative dimension for the association, members, and partners to examine and critique our ways of working in order to learn, implement, and model equitable programming, scholarship, and policy. This commitment depends on leading and working with others to build just and student-ready campuses through asset-based approaches and opportunities for dialogue and action.
Ways of Working:
Equity, social justice, and civic action are evolving processes that facilitate better learning and student success, rather than end points or a series of items on a checklist. An orientation to continuous examination and improvement opens up evolving possibilities for collective action.
We must be nimble in our work in order to remain responsive to current/immediate needs while anticipating and planning effectively for future needs.
Advancing equity, social justice, and civic action relies on effective collaborations with those on campuses and those adjacent to higher education who are working to support student success.
NASPA’s work to create more just and equitable communities relies on translating innovative scholarship, research, and data into actionable practices.
Sustainable change toward equity must address both individual and institutional needs, with the focus on preparing and resourcing campuses to facilitate the success of all students, rather than expecting students to assimilate to inequitable systems.
Equity-focused, identity-conscious solutions should emerge from the experiences and wisdom of those who are disproportionately impacted by oppressive systems.