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Do Good Work:  Resources for Continued Development

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Staff Development Resources:


Resources for Continued Development 


Heather Schill, Berea's Coordinator and member of the working group for the Bonner Network on staff professional development, will be adding additional details about the following associations and organizations that are commonly seen as resources for professional development within the higher education sector.  Ariane Hoy is also working on identifying other resources. If you would like to suggest resources, please email Ariane Hoy (ahoy@bonner.org) and Heather Schill (schillh@berea.edu).


Synopsis of Upcoming Conferences and Networking Opportunities


  • Programs of interest (to be added)
  • Conferences of interest
    • Gulf-South Summit Conference (service-learning); Roanoke, VA, March 2-4, 2011
    • Appalachian Studies Assocation Annual Conference; Richmond, KY,  March 11-13, 2011 
    • ACPA National Conference; Baltimore, Maryland, March 26-30, 2011
    • Impact Conference with added Administrator's Track; Deland, Florida, March 31-April 3, 2011
    • Continuums of Service Conference (service-learning); San Diego, CA, Aprl 27-29, 2011 




Below are the names of organizations frequently mentioned by higher education administrators as good resources, with links to their websites to get us started.  Check back for more information (to be added).


AAC&U- American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) - AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,200 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges and universities of every type and size. AAC&U organizes its work around five broad goals: A Guiding Vision for Liberal Education; Inclusive Excellence; Intentional and Integrative Learning; Civic, Diversity, and Global Engagement; and Authentic Evidence



AAHEA - The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation(AAHEA - Formerly AAHE) based in Washington, DC, with locations in several states, is the oldest association in the United States dedicated to the advancement of higher education. They aspire to be the organization that best enables all individuals, institutions, and stakeholders in higher education to learn, organize for learning, and contribute to the common good. They provide accreditation to more than 20 disciplines for the common good of higher education.  AAHEA is an independent, membership-based, non-profit organization dedicated to building human capital for higher education. AAHEA is the source of choice for information about higher education on issues that matter in a democratic multi-racial society; and AAHEA promotes and disseminates examples of effective educational practice to address those issues.



AASCU - The American Association of State Colleges and Universitiesincludes 420 public college and university members found throughout the United States,and in Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, that collectively represent about half the nation's public institution undergraduates.  These institutions are found in urban areas, in suburbs, towns and cities, and in remote rural America. They are both residential and commuter, and with on-line degrees as well. Yet common to virtually every member institution are three qualities that define its work and characterize our common commitments.  These include a commitment as institutions of access and opportunity; as student-centered institutions; and as “stewards of place.”  AASCU has a strong commitment to fostering public service, united by the ideals of America's Promise. It hosts the American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.  



ACPA - American College Personnel Association (ACPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. ACPA, founded in 1924, has nearly 8,500 members representing 1,500 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. Members include organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace. Members also include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs professionals, from entry level to senior student affairs officers.



AmeriCorps VISTA - AmeriCorps VISTAis the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more.  VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service; many VISTAs serve with campuses in the Bonner Network and their non-profit partners.  VISTA offices in many states coordinate additional training and learning opportunities.



Campus Compact - Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As a national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.



Idealist.org - Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.  Its main website acts as a portal for non-profit organizations across the U.S. and world, providing a place to find jobs, internships, resources, and more.  Users may sign up to receive automatic email updates on topics and resources of interest to them.



NASPA -  A national association for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Educationis the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry.



NERCHE - The New England Resource Center for Higher Education(NERCHE) is committed to collaborative change processes in higher education to address social justice in a diverse democracy (and not only in New England). As a center for inquiry, research, and policy, NERCHE supports administrators, faculty, and staff across the region in becoming more effective practitioners and leaders as they navigate the complexities of institutional innovation and change. NERCHE focuses on higher education institutions as complex workplaces. They provide resources for practitioners who are exploring innovative ways to shape higher education and create opportunities for learning and applying their collective knowledge and experience. Some of NERCHE's key areas of focus include: Reflective Inquiry into Practice; The Scholarship of Engagement; and Transitions to and Through Higher Education.




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