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REGIONS

North America, Central America, & the Caribbean

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North America

NEWS

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

  • Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association Annual Conference

    • 25-28, June 2024, ​Dominican Republic

    • Click here for more information

  • Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) - Supporting our students: Sustaining ourselves

    • 8-11, June 2025, Halifax, CA

    • Click here for more information

  • NIRSA - Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

    • 23-26, April 2025, Orlando, FL​

    • Click here for more information

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

    • June 28-July 1, 2025 in Colombus, Ohio

    • Click here for more information

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

    • 11-14 November 2024, Portland, OR

    • Click here for more information

  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    • 15-19 March 2025 New Orleans, LA

    • Click here for more information

  • ACPA - College Student Educators International​​

    • 16-19 February 2024 Convention - Long Beach, CA

    • Click here for more information 

  • ACUI 

    • 16-19 March 2025 New York City, NY

    • Click here for more information 

The CTLPA Executive warmly welcomes all to the Annual Regional Conference entitled: “The Future of Higher Education: Trends and Innovations”.  This four (4) day event (June 25- 28, 2024) seeks to engage student services and higher education professionals in stimulating discussions that reinforce the need for the scholarly treatment of student services within Higher Education institutions. Details here!

Europe

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Europa

NEWS

UK Issues New Educational for Sustainable Development Guides for HE Sector. For more information click here

 

ANDISU (Association for the Right to Education in Italy) signs agreement with KOSAF (Korean Student Aid Foundation)

The Korea Scholarship Foundation (President Bae Byeong-il) signed a business agreement with the Italian National Academic Support Association (ANDISU) at the event held at EXCO in Daegu on Thursday, May 23, supporting cooperation between the two countries. The two associations promised to collaborate with each other to support students.

At the 2024 International Association for Student Affairs and Services (IASAS) Global Summit, co-hosted by the Korea Student Aid Foundation (IASAS), the Korea Student Aid Foundation, and more than 200 higher education experts from over 40 countries. We have provided a venue to share best practices in higher education and discuss the direction of student support and, in this process, we have decided to establish a long-term cooperation system with the Italian National Association of Academic Support (ANDISU), including the formation of a human network for international cooperation and cooperation in the exchange of related information We have agreed and signed this agreement.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

PROJECTS

 

Franco and German Symposium, 26-28 June 2024, Caen Normandy France

Cnous and DSW organizes a meeting on student life together every two years. For more information: www.crous-normandie.fr/registration-form/ (password: crousnormandie)

Middle-East

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NEWS

  •  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

Upcoming 19th APSSA Conference from 18-20 November in Singapore. Abstract submission for The 19th Asia Pacific Student Services Association (APSSA) International Conference 2024 is now open https://nus.edu.sg/osa/apssa

Gen Dot- Taiwanese Student Organization. The secretary-general met with an eager group of student leaders from Taiwan. They are looking for student organizations to interview so they can better focus their efforts on supporting international students in Taiwan. @gen.dot._.2024 is in the beginning stages of support through the ministry (SDGs) to “Enhance the job-seeking experience for international students in TW”. Please email enquiries@iasas.global if you know of similar efforts. We would love to help these students succeed and learn from other students worldwide. To learn more: Letter from Gen Dot

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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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