Student Affairs New Employee Orientation
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Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs! We look forward to meeting you at the Student Affairs New Employee Orientation, and the many upcoming Professional Development and divisional events.
Student Affairs New Employee Orientation is highly recommended for all employees new to NAU and/or Student Affairs. Dependent on your hire date we encourage you to sign-up for the one of the quarterly orientations offered throughout the year.
Registration for the Thursday, April 27th orientation is currently open for employees hired between January and April, or if you missed the January date and would like to attend.
Thursday, April 27, 2023 | UU Grand Canyon Room
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | TBA
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The goal of the orientation is to provide you with a high-level overview of the division while introducing you to your colleagues as you transition into your new role.
Intended outcomes include:
Student Affairs mission, values, goals, organization chart, and acronyms
Connect & collaborate with your colleagues from across the division
Professional Development policies, opportunities, & partners
Who should attend: Full-time employee or graduate assistant new to Student Affairs and/or NAU
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Learn about the Division of Student Affairs, who we are and what we do.
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Monthly Divisional Meetings (2nd Friday) Accordion Closed
Divisional Meetings provide an opportunity for team members to learn about university and divisional updates, strategies, goals, new initiatives, specific areas of focus, and local and national trends impacting the work of Student Affairs.
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Divisional committees are essential for division communication and collaboration around shared priorities. Joining a committee can also be a space to connect too personal and professional goals. Contact you supervisor to learn more about committee opportunities at the divisional and university level.
- Professional Development Committee
(contact SAprodevo@nau.edu to join)
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Student Affairs has two international professional associations, both of which offer resources, publications, and professional development opportunities based on Student Affairs functional areas, identities, as well as career level. Each of these associations offer opportunities for learning, networking, involvement, and leadership roles.
Professional associations offer the opportunity to stay current on research and knowledge in the field, identify and respond to emerging issues, bring promising practices that enhance our work with students, and share the great work we are doing with others.
Together, ACPA and NASPA created professional competency areas for Student Affairs Educators to guide professional development opportunities, training and development plans, or annual evaluations.
ACPA leads the student affairs profession and the higher education community in providing outreach, advocacy, research, and professional development to foster college student learning. NAU Student Affairs purchased an institutional membership with ACPA – College Student Educators International. Our institutional membership allows anyone at NAU to purchase an annual individual membership at a reduced cost ($99 vs. $179 for professional members; graduate and undergraduate students already have further reduced membership rates). Membership benefits.
As the leading voice of student affairs, NASPA drives innovation and evidence-based, student-centered practice throughout higher education, nationally and globally. NAU Student Affairs purchased an institutional membership with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Our institutional membership allows anyone at NAU to purchase an annual individual membership at a reduced cost ($75.00 vs $242.00 for associate affiliates; graduate and undergraduate student already have a further reduced membership rates). Membership benefits.
Additionally, many functional areas of Student Affairs have separate professional associations (list is not exhaustive):
- American College Counseling Association
- Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I)
- Association of Student Conduct Administrations
- College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
- Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
- National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
- National College Attainment Network (NCAN)
- NIRSA – Leaders in College Recreation
- NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, Retention in Higher Education
- The Career Leadership Collective