In addition to GLACUHO, there are several regional, national and international professional development associations around the globe. Below are the website links and a short description of other opportunities for you to consider. Journals and other helpful resources are also found in this section. As we are continuously building our resource library please feel free to pass on any professional development websites and information to the GLACUHO webmaster, email@example.com. The webmaster reserves the right to limit or edit content.
State and Regional Associations
Chicagoland Area Small Colleges Housing Association (CASCHA)
The Chicagoland Area Small Colleges Housing Association (CASCHA) exists to provide professional development, information sharing opportunities and social networking for enhancing growth among professional staff members from Chicagoland in the area of housing and residence life.
Northeast Ohio Housing Officers (NEOHO)
The Northeast Ohio Housing Officers (NEOHO) is a regional college and university housing organization. NEOHO provides affiliated professionals with opportunities to exchange ideas and resources, network within the region, and promote ethical decision-making within housing and residence life. Comprised of service providers and educators, NEOHO also strives to provide opportunities for students to explore the housing profession and for them to feel informed and empowered in their roles as emerging leaders.
Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA)
The Ohio College Personnel Association is pleased to provide opportunities for professional development. Through conferences and workshops, we strive to give quality experiences to our members and guests.
Michigan College Personnel Association (MCPA)
MCPA is Michigan's comprehensive student affairs organization. Our members come from a wide array of student affairs and academic affairs functions from institutions all over the state of Michigan and work in areas such as Academic Advising, Residence Life, Career Services, Student Activities, Multicultural Services, and many others. Our members represent over 40 different institutions across the state of Michigan, including both 2-year and 4-year as well as private and public institutions. We appeal to all levels of professional experience from graduate students to teaching faculty and from new professionals to senior student affairs officers.
Journals and Other Resources
Journal of College and Character
The special focus of this journal is character development in college . How colleges and universities influence, both intentionally and unintentionally, the moral and civic learning and behaviors of college students.
Center for the Study of College Student Retention (CSCSR)
The Center provides retention resources to individuals and educational institutions. Our aim is to provide researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive resource for finding information on college student retention and attrition. Please use the navigation at the top of the page to access information.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is a member organization of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development.
U.S. College & University Home Pages
A directory of links to American college and university web pages.
American Association of University Women
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
ACUHO-I Talking Stick Journal:
iStudentAffairs.com is a social networking site for Student Affairs administrators that connects friends and colleagues with each other.
Institutes and Trainings
National Housing Training Institute (NHTI)
The National Housing Training Institute was an initiative begun by James C. Grimm, Pamela Schreiber, and Norbert Dunkel from the University of Florida. The Institute was designed to be an intense professional development opportunity for those with 3-5 years of experience in the housing field and who were looking to continue their career in housing. The first Institute was held in 1991 at the University of Florida; they hosted NHTI for the first ten years. In 2001, the Institute moved to the University of Maryland. In 2005, the Institute was renamed The James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute in honor of one of its founders.
Social Justice Training Institute
The Social Justice Training Institute provides a forum for the professional and personal development of social justice educators and practitioners to enhance and refine their skills and competencies to create greater inclusion for all members of the campus community.
Founded in 1998 by Jamie Washington, Kathy Obear, Vernon Wall, and Maura Cullen, SJTI provides diversity trainers and practitioners with an intensive laboratory experience where they can focus on their own learning and development to increase their multicultural competencies as social justice educators.
National and International Associations
Association of College and University Housing Officers, International (ACUHO-I)
ACUHO-I members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world. Our members include more than 6,400 housing professionals from more than 900 colleges and universities in 22 different countries, who serve approximately 1.8 million students worldwide. Our membership also includes more than 200 corporate members. To meet the needs of all students, we encourage participation at all levels of the association.
The Placement Exchange
The Placement Exchange is dedicated to making job placement a rewarding experience; whether you are looking for a quality, new staff member, that eagerly anticipated first job, or that well-deserved step up the professional ladder. Both candidates and employers will also benefit from the year-round resources of The Placement Exchange Online. This job board includes all the technological advances you expect and need to manage your job search process.
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
NASPA, student affairs administrators in higher education, is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs 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 largest professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate students.
NASPA also offers regional conferences. GLACUHO schools (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois) are considered part of the NASPA IV-East region.
NASPA IV-East: http://www.naspa.org/communities/rc/community.cfm?rcid=41
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
ACPA recognizes the dynamic role student affairs professionals have in higher education. As the premier student affairs association we provide our members with access to the practical knowledge and resources needed to excel in their positions and contribute positive change within the profession, their campus community, and organization.
Link to 2009 conference: http://convention.myacpa.org/
Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA)
The Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA) is an organization of professional educators, many of whom hold responsibility for administering standards of student conduct within colleges and universities. The membership of ASJA believes that a primary purpose for the enforcement of such standards is to maintain and strengthen the ethical climate and to promote the academic integrity of our institutions.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.
A the gathering place for those practitioners engaged in the field of educational facilities management, and dedicated to the ongoing evolution of its professionals into influential leaders in education.
GLACUHO schools would also belong to the Mid-West region in APPA, called MAPPA.
National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) is the trade association for foodservice professionals at more than 625 institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and abroad. Founded in 1958, NACUFS provides members with a full-range of educational programs, publications, management services, and networking opportunities.
Oshkosh Placement Exchange (OPE)
For the past 28 years, the Oshkosh Placement Exchange has provided an efficient means for college and university Residence Life employers to meet and interview candidates from across the country. Most employers interview for entry level and/or graduate assistant residence hall positions, however, some post master's degree positions are also listed.
Student Staff Resources
This site is the place for RA's to find ideas for programs and resources for their residents. It includes advice, door decoration samples and tips for community building.
This is an online resource providing information on college and university residence life and housing. It features articles, training modules, assessment and evaluation tools plus a host of subscription services designed to help meet the needs of the resident assistant, housing professionals, students and their parents.
Graduate and Professional Program Resources
Online Doctorate Degree.org
The goal of this site is to compile an unbiased and updated list of every school that offers an online Doctorate Degree in the US. The creator felt the existing lists were not comprehensive, easy to find, and many web sites have outdated information and links. All the schools are listed on the front page and lead directly to each program, additionally they are sorted by state.