NASPA Massachusetts

Region I

About

NASPA Region I - Massachusetts is dedicated to the development of students, colleges, and the profession. Our mission is to support various interests, ideas, and concerns of the statewide members by:

  • Serving as a resource for colleagues in Massachusetts
  • Offering professional development and networking opportunities
  • Collaborating with other professional organizations to better serve members

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Massachusetts Advisory Board Position Descriptions

State Director

  • Responsible for goal/objective setting for the state
  • Integrates the state into regional and other professional organizations' activities
  • Works to increase membership in the state
  • Provides ongoing communication with the membership about state activities and NASPA

Past Director

  • Supports, assists and advises Director as needed
  • Conducts transition meeting(s) with Director
  • Attends all meetings and assumes the chair role in the absence of the Director
  • Responsible for coordinating nominations and elections
  • Assists with the annual award selection process

Secretary

  • Takes minutes at all board meetings
  • Assists in the preparation of agendas for meetings
  • Coordinates public relations/marketing materials
  • Arranges meeting sites and works closely with host to coordinate (i.e. directions, food, parking, etc.)
  • Corresponds with board and state members regularly, including meeting announcements, updates, etc.
  • Submits one article per year for the regional newsletter
  • Purchases and maintains supplies when needed

Social Events Chair

  • Coordinates social activities for Massachusetts members (goal: one per semester and one at national conference)
  • Works closely with secretary to market programs
  • Provides updates at regular board meetings

Membership Services

  • Works in conjunction/consultation with the Regional coordinator
  • Coordinates efforts to reach out to Massachusetts Student Affairs graduate students and professionals
  • Provides updates at regular board meetings

Liaison to Community Colleges

  • Works in conjunction/consultation with Community College Division
  • Works closely with Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator to increase representation of community college professionals in NASPA
  • Coordinates programs of interest to community college professionals
  • Encourages community college professionals to submit program proposals for regional conference
  • Provides updates at regular board meetings

Liaison to Professional Associations

  • Develops and cultivates relationships with other state and regional professional associations that have parallel missions to NASPA
  • Collaborates with the leadership of those associations on programs and activities
  • Provides updates at regular board meetings

Liaison to New Professionals and Graduate Students

  • Works in conjunction/consultation with Knowledge Community
  • Makes connections with graduate programs in Massachusetts
  • Coordinates programs of interest to new professionals and graduate students
  • Develops a mentor program
  • Provides updates at regular board meetings

Liaison to Chief Student Affairs Officers

  • Coordinates programs of interest to chief student affairs officers
  • Develops an organized network where CSAOs can meet beyond the regional conference
  • Provides updates at regular board meetings

Webpage Manager

  • Works in conjunction with national office to continue to develop Massachusetts site
  • Updates text regularly (may include calendar of events, articles, pictures, etc.)

Public Policy Coordinator

  • Monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting higher education
  • Informs the state membership about issues that might affect their service to students and their institutions.  Collects feedback as appropriate.
  • Collects information about state-level legislative initiatives affecting higher education and informs colleagues at the regional and national levels as needed.
  • Attends/participates in state/regional meetings of the Public Policy Division.

Events - NASPA Masschusetts

Events
February 15 - 9:00 am EST
February 18 - 1:00 pm EST
March 5 - 11:00 am EST

NASPA Massachusetts Professionals of Color Mentorship Program

This mentorship program serves to connect current BiPOC graduate students and new professionals with experienced colleagues to create relationships that are nourishing, reciprocal, and developmental at their core.

  1.  Will contribute to the development of young professionals by sharing their experience, skills, and knowledge
  2. Will actively contribute to the NASPA community
  3. Will develop a reciprocal relationship with mentee to gain awareness of new ideas, perspectives, and insights Mentees: * Will enhance preparation for job searching and career readiness skills
  4. Will establish authentic relationships with successful Black Indigenous Professionals of Color (BIPOC) who role model strong leadership behaviors
  5. Will learn about the importance of getting involved and giving back to NASPA
  6. Will be provided with tangible skills to navigate political work environments

Mentees:

  1. Will enhance preparation for job searching and career readiness skills
  2. Will establish authentic relationships with successful Black Indigenous Professionals of Color (BIPOC) who role model strong leadership behaviors
  3. Will learn about the importance of getting involved and giving back to NASPA
  4. Will be provided with tangible skills to navigate political work environments

Presenters:

  • Junior Pena - Salem State University

Intended Audience: Foundational

Professional Competencies:

  • Social Justice and Inclusion

 

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Creating Racially Inclusive/Anti-Racist Campus Environments: Using a Race Lens to Analyze and Revise Policies, Practices, Programs and Services

In this highly engaging 90-minute Zoom session, participants can deepen their capacity to analyze and revise current practices, policies, programs, and services with a race lens as well as mobilize members of their organization to consistently use a race lens in planning and decision-making.

  1. Analyze and revise current practices, policies, programs, and services with a Race Lens
  2. Mobilize members of their organization to consistently use a Race Lens in planning and decision-making

Presenters

  • Dr. Kathy Obear

Intended Audience: Intermediate

Professional Competencies:

  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
  • Social Justice and Inclusion

 

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MA NASPA Anti-Racist White Affinity Institute

The Anti-Racist White Affinity Group is a space that engages in dialogue about issues of whiteness, white privilege, and white supremacy. This program will consist of five main sessions, each framed through aspects of Pope, Reynolds, and Mueller’s (2019) multicultural competence model: awareness, knowledge, skills, and action and advocacy. Additionally, Helm's (1993) White Racial Identity Model serves as the sequential learning framework. As aligned with our commitment to anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy, this program is proposed as a single component of how we plan to provide spaces for professional development, growth, and collaboration.

Presenters:

  • Becky Lindley - Northeastern University
  • Nick Cubita - Northeastern University

Intended Audience: Intermediate

Professional Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Social Justice and Inclusion

 

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