The New Professionals Institute is the preeminent professional development opportunity for new student affairs professionals in the south. Co-sponsored by NASPA Region III and SACSA, NPI is an intensive, interactive week of learning, sharing, networking and professional and personal development. This unique opportunity allows new professionals to draw on their first years of experience to improve their effectiveness and to learn from others. It is a time of professional and personal renewal and assists new professionals in the development of their careers.
NPI requires a commitment by the new professional to work intensively over five days with other new professionals and a team of more-seasoned faculty members. To assure that new professionals’ participation in the Institute is fully endorsed by the current senior student affairs officer at his/her institution, registrants must have a letter of support submitted by the senior student affairs officer at the institution. There is a limit of two participants per institution.
Many institutions have used this Institute not only as a training ground for rising stars in the profession, but as a form of recognition for outstanding new professionals on their campus. Participants come from all areas of student affairs: student activities, orientation, career services, residential life, recreation, judicial affairs, admissions, Greek affairs, counseling, international services and more.
Role of Faculty
The 2015 New Professionals Institute is currently seeking senior student affairs professionals and/or higher education faculty members to serve as the faculty mentors for the institute participants. Each faculty member will lead a cluster of 8-10 participants through the institute and serve as their mentor, facilitate small group discussions, and lead a presentation on a specific topic during the institute.
The Institute will cover transportation and travel expenses and all faculty will stay on the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Faculty must be able to commit for the entirety of the institute.
Individuals who wish to be considered for 2015 New Professional Institute faculty, please submit the following:
Current position and institution
A current resume
A brief statement of interest (300-500 words)
All application materials should be emailed to Dr. Melissa Shivers, NPI 2015 Director by Monday, March 16.