NASPA 100 Logo

2019 - 2024 Strategic Goals

Vision

Fulfilling the promise of higher education.

Mission

As the leading voice of student affairs, NASPA drives innovation and evidence-based, student-centered practice throughout higher education, nationally and globally.

Leaning into the Next 100 Years

The NASPA Board of Directors engaged our membership in a collaborative process to develop a strategic plan to guide our work and shape our trajectory across the next five years. Together, we can leverage NASPA’s influence to transform the evolving landscape, inspiring superior fulfillment of the promise of higher education for all students.

Advocacy for Student Success

Advocacy for Student Success

Advocate to support student learning and success.

NASPA will...

  • Center student learning, development,and success as core outcomes of higher education.
  • Develop independent, critical thinkers who understand their responsibility to foster community, civic, and democratic engagement.
  • Collaborate with local, state, national, and global partners to champion and support legislation, policies, and practices that advance student learning and success.

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Invest in and advocate for equitable and inclusive practices that promote socially just communities

NASPA will...

  • Strengthen capacity in all professional roles to recognize, challenge, and dismantle systemic barriers to improve post-secondary access and achievement.
  • Open pathways throughout the Association and the student affairs profession for equity-seeking,historically minoritized, and marginalized communities.
  • Collaborate on the development of evidence-based, innovative, inclusive, and socially just higher education policy and practices.

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship

Generate research and scholarship that advance evidence-based, emergent, and equitable practices.

NASPA will...

  • Create and foster interdisciplinary strategic partnerships to advance a data-informed research and practice agenda.
  • Invest in and promote a scholar-practitioner identity and mindset within the student affairs profession.
  • Develop innovative models to support the creation and recognition of exemplary research and scholarship.

Professional Development and Engagement

Professional Development and Engagement

Provide exceptional education and volunteer engagement that prepare members to lead on current and future issues in higher education.

NASPA will...

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate accessible professional development and networking opportunities that address current and emerging issues for all career levels.
  • Foster and promote volunteer engagement that enhances effective professional practice and pathways to leadership.
  • Extend the value of NASPA membership to a wider network of higher education professionals and partners.

Guiding Principles

  • Integrity

    Committed to high moral principles exhibiting authentic, honest, just, and ethical behavior.
  • Inclusion

    Seeking ways to ensure access, voice, acknowledgement, opportunity, and participation at all levels.
  • Innovation

    Continuously seeking improvement through new and creative approaches.
  • Inquiry

    Supporting research and scholarship to add to the knowledge base of the profession and ensure that data informs practice.