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REGIONS

North America, Central America, & the Caribbean

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North America

NEWS

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

   Current Events

  • LGBTQIA2S+ Research in Higher Education Symposium at the College of Education 

    • 14 October 2023, Michigan State University

    • Click here for more information

  • NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education

    • 15-18 October 2023 Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • Click here for more information

  •  2023 NASPA Florida Drive-In Conference

    • 19-21, October 2023  Tampa, Florida

    • Click here for more information

  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    • 9-13 March 2024 Seattle, Washington

    • Click here for more information

  • ACPA - College Student Educators International​​

    • 18-21 March 2024 Convention, 100th Anniversary - Chicago, Illinois

    • Click here for more information 

  • ACUI - Advancing Campus Community

    • 23-28 March 2024 Denver, Colorado

    • Click here for more information 

   Past Events

  • CTLPA - Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association Conference​ 11-14 June 2023 in Jamaica. More details forthcoming soon. 

  • #CACUSS23 June 4-7 2023 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Honour, Engage, Evolve. More information hereIASAS Congratulates CACUSS on its 25th Anniversary. Read the note from the IASAS President here!

  • 2023 NASPA Annual Conference in Boston, MA, USA from April 1-5, 2023 

  • 2023 ACPA Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA, USA from March 26-29, 2023.
    Find connection. Build momentum. Create the future. Pre-conference workshop registration, conference registration, and housing are now open.

  • The Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its annual conference in Niagara Falls, Canada on June 4-7, 2023. This was the first in-person conference since 2019 and brought together almost 1000 colleagues from across Canada and beyond to the traditional lands of the Hatiwendaronk, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The conference theme, Honour, Engage, Evolve, included a series of plenary panelists to recognize our past and identify the opportunities that exist currently and into the future.

  • More information on CACUSS and the conference can be found here  to see member engagement through social media, visit CACUSS / ASEUCC (@cacussphotos) and Twitter @cacusstweets.

Europe

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Europa

NEWS

​​September 2022 Ben Lewis at Franco-German Student Affairs Colloquium

Ben Lewis recently attended the Franco-German Student Affairs Colloquium hosted by Deutches Studentenwerk in Frieburg, Germany. Said Lewis: “I was speaking on change management in Student Affairs in the UK. I was able to connect with colleagues from France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland  and Norway as part of the colloquium discussions. It was a great opportunity to share learning and thinking about student affairs as a profession, and consider he different models for our work across Europe.

This led to discussion about IASAS and the start of conversations about opportunities for growth in engagement. I hope we can take these discussions further in the coming months.

European Network on International Student Mobility

European Network on International Student Mobility – ENIS responds to the need for systematic interdisciplinary and international exchange of knowledge on theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, findings, and best practice examples, as well as translating scientific findings into recommendations for ISM practice. Learn more about this organization here.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

PROJECTS

 

European Conference for Student Affairs & Services 2023 9-11 November 2023, Thessaloniki, Greece

The ECSAS conference, organised by EucA and NASPA, provides a platform for student affairs professionals, academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss innovative programs, practices, models and trends in student affairs to advance their mission in supporting student success.​

The theme of this year will be "The Future is Now: The Role of Student Affairs Professionals in Skills Development."

Call for programs is open!

 To learn more: https://www.euca.eu/ecsas2023

DSW, European Student Affairs Conference, 2023

The conference, which used to be the German-Polish colloquium re-named itself to the European Student Affairs Conference to reflect its reach and impact across Europe, read more on this event at here.

We are inviting IASAS members to complete an institutional survey on services and support to mobile students that we have prepared as part of Erasmus Careers, a European Project funded by the European Commission that aims to measure the impact of Erasmus+ mobility on students' career development.  With the following survey, we aim to find out what services and support your institution offers to support mobile students during the different stages of their international student lifecycle. https://psyuam.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6sAI7IyjbDYjkmq

ECSAS 2023: Advancing Student Success in Thessaloniki - The European Conference for Student Affairs and Services is going to take place on 9-11 November in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event organised by EucA and NASPA offers the possibility to explore innovative programs and trends in student affairs,to network with professionals form all over the world, and shape the future of skill development. Call for programs is open! To register and learn more: https://www.euca.eu/ecsas2023 Contact: m.mazalu@euca.eu

Middle-East

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NEWS

  • First virtual, regional meet and greet for the semester on Tuesday October 3rd at 12pm-1pm (Dubai Time)

    • Click here to RSVP​

  • UAE will be hosting COP28 from November 30th – December 12th, 2023. Here is an opportunity to discuss pathways toward climate action and the involvement of our campuses and communities. If anyone is interested in co-creating this space or interested in other ideas, please reach out to abigail@aus.edu. The MENASA Annual Conference is scheduled for April 7th 2024 and is hosted by Qatar University.

  •  MENASA- Middle East, North Africa, South Asia

    • ​April 2024 - hosted by Qatar University (Qatar)

    • Click here for more information

Middl East

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

RESOURCES

MULTAQA NASPA Monthly Webinars                    

    These are presented within three specialty categories and run approximately October thru May.

A. Professional Competencies: ACPA/NASPA professional competency webinars presented by experienced and qualified professionals on each of the various competencies and addressing applications within the MENASA region.  Professional Competencies 

B.  Special Topics/Presentations:  Topic or theme driven webinars presented by experienced and qualified professionals on a range of topics relevant to the profession and within the MENASA area.

C. Topical Information (Topical Tuesdays):  Field or topic specific discussion forums (sports, counselling, health services, advising, activities, etc.) designed to connect professionals to identify issues being encountered and explore within the MENASA area (each to be guided by a forum facilitator).

Interested in facilitating a Multaqa Webinar? 

Recordings and presentations of past Multaqa Webinars are available on the Resources page.

Monthly Chats for MENASA Housing Professionals

An opportunity to share knowledge and support professional development in the region. Contact abigail@aus.edu or manelson@qf.org.qa for more information.

South America

South America
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NEWS

  •  Meeting new members:  On June 9th, representatives from 10 student affairs offices of South American universities held a virtual meeting on the theme 'Student Affairs Offices in South America and the SDGs.' During this gathering, there was also a discussion about the importance of fostering IASAS membership as a means to promote key aspects in the field of student affairs and services in the region.

  • ​ The Catholic University of Colombia has recently become a new member of the 'Open Museum of Bogotá' project. Through extracurricular activities in arts and painting, the Wellness Office of the university has forged an alliance with the Arts District Institute of Bogota (idartes). The goal of this collaboration is to promote graffiti as a legitimate form of expression for the youth. Professional graffiti artists have engaged in discussions with university students, aiming to create a shared vision for the university spaces. Together, they have produced drawings and paintings that reflect the values and interests of the students and members of the university neighborhood. For more information about the 'Open Museum of Bogotá,' Click here for more information.

  • The city of Santiago de Cali (Colombia) will be the home of the “2024 FISU AMERICA GAMES”. It´s the most important tournament in university sports in the continent. Click here for more information.

  • Recently, 75 staff members of student affairs offices of 32 universities of bogota (Colombia) gathered in a workshop with the title “strengthening the networking using storytelling“. Click here for more information

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

  • October 8-10 - FISU America Strategic Dialogue 2023, Joinville, Santa Catarina State, Brazil

    •  Click here for more information.​​

  • October 11-13 - First University Coexistence Seminar: Mental Health, Gender, and Community.

    • Click here for more information.

  • November 1-10 -  FISU America FUTSAL Lima 2023, Lima, Perú.

    • Click here fore information.

  • September to November 2023 - Colombian Cultural activities - University AGENDA 2023.

    • Click here for information.

  • November 6-10, 2023 II intercontinental summit of the University network for Pastoral Care.

    • Click here for more information

RESOURCES

  • Repository of University Welfare in Colombia includes 47 different papers on issues related to student affairs, extracurricular activities, and services from universities in Colombia (South America)

    • Click here for more information​

  • 'Beliefs of Extracurricular Activities, Socioemotional Competences, and Play Toward Integral Formation in Higher Education.' This work summarizes the perspectives of 43 professionals in student affairs services from an equal number of universities. The results highlight the unique aspects and differences in the academic-administrative organization of extracurricular activities in arts and sports offered by Colombian universities

    • Click here for more information​

Africa

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NEWS

Africa

  • Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo was invited to address issues around local and global practice in Student Affairs across the globe. She used the SDGs to frame the discussion and offered these as a global framework that guides the locally relevant practices in our institutions, with our students, on and off our campuses. She emphasizes the importance of making an impact in the lived experience of our students and, simultaneously, to encourage students to view themselves as global agents of change for social justice. She took great care to locate herself in her context and within her history and responded to questions from the participants in the Student Affairs Professionalization Program from this, situated and contextualized position. Her contribution was part of the 7th session of the SASS (https://helm.ac.za/sass/) and the participants appreciated her global lens very much.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

PROJECTS

RESOURCES

  • Conference Of Southern African Association of Development and Counseling in Higher Education. Learn more here

Asia

Asia

NEWS

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

PROJECTS

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Current Events

  • TRAC conference Philippines. Marlon Maglipas from the Philippines, founder and chairman of TRAC Inc is championing a conference in September.

  • APSSA -  Asia Pacific Student Services Association

    • ​Early November Singapore

    • Click here for more information​

  • PAPSA - Philippine Association of Practitioners of Student Affairs and Services

Open call for proposals for Special Issue on Out-of-Classroom Learning. Co-editors: KC LEE & Siew Mei WU (National University of Singapore). We are inviting contributions to a special issue of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) in the South journal, an online, open-access and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fostering dialogue and research on teaching and learning in higher education in the global South, or about the global South. This issue will be devoted to the topic of Out-of-Classroom Learning: Revisiting Value and Impact. In this special issue, we invite the submission of papers that interrogate the value propositions and impact of out-of-classroom learning in higher education, focusing particularly on issues in the global South. Please see our  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South (sotl-south-journal.net) for a discussion of how we conceptualize the global South.

RESOURCES

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Oceania

NEWS

Oceania

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

PROJECTS

RESOURCES

  • We are looking for a colleague to join IASAS in the regional team to assist with communication across the region.  If you would like to participate in the global discussion and bring this to colleagues in Oceania, we would love to hear from you.

  • For those who lead as Directors within Student Services / Student Affairs in Australia and New Zealand, the Directors of Student Services / Affairs is open to all directors, irrespective of ANZSSA membership. Please get in touch if you would like a link to this group.

Focusing on the role of support services in post-secondary education in enhancing student engagement, participation, wellbeing and success, ANZSSA publishes a journal – JANZSSA.

2023 ANZSSA Annual Conference

  • 18 to 20 October 2023, at Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus

  • Click here for more information

NOTE: The above is not an exhaustive list of all events or activities within each region, but only includes the information reported by our members.  For additional details of professional organizations around the world visit the IASAS website page Links to Higher Education and Student Services Organizations

IASAS does not necessarily support or endorse the events and resources listed on this page.  It is provided here for informational purposes.

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