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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 

  • ACUHO-I Campus Home. LIVE! (formerly ACUHO-I Conference & Expo)

    • June 22-25, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    • Click here for more information

  • The Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association will be hosting their Annual Regional Conference from June 25-28, 2024. Details here!

  • 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

LongLife Learning Week

was held at the European Parliament from November 27 to December 1, during which, on November 28, 2023, EucA organized, together with EDISU Piedmont and MEP Alessandro Panza, an event at the European Parliament that brought together influential voices in student affairs. The panel session “From Study Success to Student Success: The Role of Student Affairs & Services in Skills Development” prompted dialogue on topics ranging from the role of educators in students’ skills development to the EU’s actions directed towards integration of policies on said issue. It was interesting to hear the students' perspectives directly through the intervention of Luigi Pizza, a resident of the Lamaro Pozzani Italian College of Merit.  Luigi spoke about the opportunities for holistic growth that living at the college is offering him and how "universities are vital to shaping the future. It is imperative that universities embrace change and innovation, foster challenging, exciting and engaging environments,and provide an education that transcends traditional boundaries". The second part of the event also involved the winning students of the EYE Quiz Tournament (EQT) project organized by EucA and the European Youth Event. It was a great way to engage students, through a tournament in which young people from all over Europe dueled about knowledge and engagement on European history, institutions, and today’s challenges. At the end of the event, MEP Panza and the EucA President Gian Luca Giovannucci rewarded the 10 high school winners and the winning university team.

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

European Student Affairs Conference 2023 hosted by the European Council for Student Affairs (ECStA), taking place in Neustadt on the beautiful Wine Route in the West of Germany, July 5-7, 2023.

For more information: https://ecsta.org/event/european-student-affairs-conference-2023/

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.

 Co-hosted by American University of Sharjah and New York University Abu Dhabi  COP28 - Conference of Youth was held from November 30th - December 12th 2023. It is the world's largest youth climate conference. Participants in COY18 contributed to the Global Youth Statement, which is a collective statement representing the perspectives of youth from around the world that will be presented to decision-makers in COP28. Read more here . Additionally, universities in the region have hosted multiple drives to support the people of Gaza, with money, food, clothes and everyday necessities. Read here.

South America

South America
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NEWS

  •  Strategic Planning on University Students; Welfare: A Brief Analysis Under an Impact Key Results hosted by Andean Area Foundation University on October 04th 2023. Details: ASCUN.    Student leadership National reunion held on 22th November 2023 with information here.  CLABES 2023 - Latin American Congress on Dropout in Higher Education held in Temuco, Chile on November 2023 - here. Successfully conducted, the 2nd FISU America University FUTSAL Tournament took place in Lima, Peru in October 2023. More details here

  • Successfully conducted, the 2nd FISU America University FUTSAL Tournament took place in Lima, Peru in October 2023. More details here.

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

Southern African Association for Counselling and Career Development (SAACDHE) held their annual conference on 11-13 September 2023 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. More here! On the 6th October, the University of Free State hosted a Student Affairs colloquium under the theme "The Role of Student Affairs in a Research-Led University". Listen here!  The South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals (SASSAP) held the Award and Round Table on 30 November – 2 December 2023 at the University of Free State

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

  • The Australian Department of Education allocated $2.7 million to fund a comprehensive 12-month review of Australia's higher education system, known as the Australian Universities Accord. The primary objective of this initiative is to formulate recommendations and targets aimed at enhancing the quality and sustainability of higher education in the long term. Notably, higher education institutions will be mandated to establish a 'Student Support Policy.' While the overarching purpose of this policy has garnered a positive reception, the specific details regarding requirements and reporting protocols are still pending finalisation. In November, a draft action plan addressing gender-based violence in higher education proposed the creation of a National Student Ombudsman intended is to provide a trauma-informed and appropriately experienced avenue for handling escalated student complaints related to an institution's processes or the handling of sexual misconduct complaints. ANZSSA has led in 2023:

  • Over past 18 months ANZSSA has revised its constitution, and strategic priorities and has commenced work overhauling its web presence and communication channels which will continue into early 2024. 

  • Invested in revitalising JANZSSA which has seen a significant increase in readership and started to expand our membership reach.

  • ANZSSA collaborated with several sector networks in July to participate in ACCORD Insights through an Equity Lens workshop.  The workshop was organised by UniSTARS and EPHEA and included panel of 14 different sector leaders and included a brief overview by Professor Mary O’Kane AC, Chair, Higher Education Accord Panel.

  • ANZSSA was invited to participate in the Government’s Stakeholder Reference Group on gender-based violence in university communities which was co-chaired by Patty Kinnersly CEO Our Watch, alongside our sector leaders, accommodation providers, student and victim-survivor advocate groups and community experts.

  • ANZSSA conference held in Parramatta, NSW with over 200 delegates coming together for first time in 3 years.

  • Held an online forum (14th December) for ANZSSA members which provides an overview of the Accord and Support for Students Policy and offers the opportunity to participate in a collaborative design-thinking jam to consider opportunities for the future year.

  • Our next Directors of Student Services ANZ meeting will be hosted by Griffith University, Gold Coast on Feb 8-9, 2024.

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

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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