The latest revision of ACPA and NASPA’s (2015) Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners announced the renaming of the “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” competency area to “Social Justice and Inclusion.” Social justice—a process and a goal where the goal is “full and equal participation and support of all groups in a society that is... Continue Reading →
After the recent upheavals on campuses on the East and West coast because faculty members expressed their opinions on white supremacy and heteronormativity were disciplined, Julia Golden Battle spoke up on the NASPA blog about freedom of speech for their voices, which are typically suppressed or ignored in student affairs. Her comments were followed by... Continue Reading →
Be sure you take the time to recognize those who are doing wonderful work in regards to Social Justice. This is a great opportunity to let someone know their hard work and dedication to Social Justice work is not going unnoticed.
Social Justice education should be thought of as a way to learn and inform ourselves on certain freedoms and privileges all persons should have in society. In a perfect society, the constitution of the United States would work for everybody; some may call this notion equality and/or equity. Unfortunately, we do not live in a... Continue Reading →
I recently read a great piece on Inside Higher Ed shared by a friend on Twitter entitled, “3 Approaches for Confronting Microaggressions” by Tyrone Fleurizard. The piece focuses specifically on classroom occurrences of microaggressions but I think you will find the advice has broad applications for your professional practice and in your personal journey. In... Continue Reading →
There once was a tale where if one worked really hard, college and a well-paying job would be in the future. Like many fairy tales the American Dream has been debunked. The ugly truth is the fight to have access and to graduate from a higher education institution has always been fought on an uneven... Continue Reading →