Below is a list of resources external to the University that Student Affairs members are encouraged to utilize to facilitate their learning and professional development.
10 Books About Race: Lists and briefly summarizes ten resources to learn more about racial injustice.
About Campus: Bimonthly publication for educators who want to examine contemporary issues, policies, and practices that influence student learning in higher education. Available in print and web form to ACPA members.
Education Source (EBSCO): The largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals providing scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers.
Journal of College Student Development: JCSD, the largest and leading source of research about college students and the field of student affairs, publishes scholarly articles and reviews from a wide range of academic fields. This resource is free with individual ACPA membership.
HigherEd/StudentAffairs Live: An online learning community for educators exploring current topics affecting college students and their campus environments.
LinkedInLearning: LinkedIn offers courses to help build important skills such as managing a team, boost employee engagement, communication, and managing conflict. Courses are offered for staff, managers, and leaders at all levels.
NASPA Online Learning Community: Explore hundreds of online courses from NASPA’s initiatives, programs, and events. Some courses are free, and some offer a discounted cost to members.
NASPA Policy and Advocacy: Provides overviews and updates on key federal and state policy conversations relevant to student affairs work.
NASPA Policy Briefing Series: Free monthly online professional development opportunities provided on the last Thursday of every month from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Archived briefings can be found on the NASPA YouTube channel.
DSA staff members are encouraged to join and get involved in professional organizations to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Staff should dialogue with their supervisor about which professional organization and conference involvement would make the most sense for them given their role/functional area, professional goals, developmental plans, and budget. Following are organizations with which we have institutional memberships, which provides access to their resources and offers individual memberships at a discounted rate: