IAU-KU International Conference 16-18 November 2011 Nairobi, Kenya
IAU“Building a Worldwide Higher Education Community” Gregory Roberts, Ed.S., Executive Director ACPA – College Student Educators International One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20036-1188 www.myacpa.org
Key Actors for Equity in Access and Success:Role of Faculty, Staff, Students and the Private Sector
Key Actors:• Student Affairs / Services as Educators
• Professional Societies / Associations ACPA – College Student Educators International IASAS – International Association of Student Affairs and Services
IAU Core and Enduring Academic Valuesa.Academic freedom in the dissemination,creation and pursuit of knowledge.b.Institutional autonomy balanced by social responsibility andresponsiveness.
c. Excellence and merit as the standard measure of performance.d. Opposition to all forms of discrimination based on gender, race, religion or ethnicity.e. Respect for divergent opinion.f. Promotion and development of intercultural dialogue and learning.
g. Freedom of academic mobility and enhancement of the internationalization of knowledge; andh. Promotion of human rights, justice, freedom, human dignity and solidarity.
ACPA Core Valuesa.Education and development of the total student.b. Diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity.
c. Inclusiveness in and access to association-wide involvement and decision-making.d. Free and open exchange of ideas in a context of mutual respect.e. Advancement and dissemination of knowledge relevant to college students and their learning, and to the effectiveness of student affairs professionals and their institutions.
f. Continuous professional development and personal growth of student affairs professionals.g. Outreach and advocacy on issues of concern to students, student affairs professionals and the higher education community, including affirmative action and other policy issues.
IASAS MissionThe purpose of IASAS is multifaceted:a.To strengthen and diversify cooperation among individuals and organizations in the student affairs and services field worldwide.
b. To promote the student affairs and services profession at the international level through advocacy with governmental and higher education organizations, networking and sharing information among practitioners and student groups, and encouraging high quality preparation and professional development programs.
c. To promote a platform for the improvement of multi and intercultural communication and understanding.d. To promote the welfare of students in higher education worldwide through collaboration with international governmental and non-governmental organizations and addressing such issues as access, retention, quality, student rights, and the cost of higher education.
The 1998 World Declaration on Higher Education calls for“a major global effort to improve the delivery of higher education in every country in the world.”
Learning Reconsidered (ACPA/NASPA, 2004) Integrated Learning Opportunities: Ways and MeansI.Student Affairs and Academic Affairspartnerships for learning opportunitiesII.Student Affairs learning opportunitiesIII.Academic learning opportunities
Partnership in Assessment“Systematic and consistent assessment of student learning in all domains should be a way of life – part of the institutionalculture.”
Student Learning Imperative (ACPA, 1999)a.The Student Affairs Division missioncomplements the Institution’s mission, withthe enhancement of student learning andpersonal development being the primarygoal of student affairs programs and services.
b.Resources are allocated to encourage student learning and personal development.c.Student Affairs professionals collaborate with other institutional agents and agencies to promote student learning and personal development.
d. The Division of Student Affairs includes staff who are experts on students, their environments, and teaching and learning processes.e. Student Affairs policies and programs are based on promising practices from the research on student learning and institution-specific assessment data.
Professional Associations’ Role as Key Actors
As evident from the South African Kellogg Study1. Essential to include from the VERY beginning, the people most affected by the research.2. Should never base decisions on assumptions, rather on data.
3. Continue to research and design programs to respond to the findings from the research.4. Associations such as ACPA and IASAS are available to assist around the world with applied research, program development and staff training and development.
“Utafiti” “De investigacion” “Recherche” “Research” Regardless of the language…..Key Actors have a role in Access & Success!