NCSD is committed to providing relevant information and resources to its membership. As a result, the Association has partnered with the following organization(s):
Innovative Educators is dedicated to providing superior training focused on critical issues facing students and educators today. Our primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level.
NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members.
The National Council on Student Development together with the National Campaign to prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has developed a series of seminars that enable young men and women enrolled in community colleges to discuss health and lifestyle decisions. These seminars have a particular emphasis on empowering these individuals to understand and reflect on the factors that influence their decision-making behavior.
The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NC) is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Their specific strategy for reaching this goal is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults. One of the most important ways the NC is trying to reach older teens and young adults is through community colleges. Unplanned pregnancy is a particular challenge among unmarried young adults in their 20’s. Furthermore, there is evidence that achieving academic goals is difficult for students who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
Helping young women and men avoid unplanned pregnancy will contribute to the goal of improving student retention and success. For this reason, the two organizations have entered into a partnership.
Founded in 1979, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs. CAS creates and delivers dynamic, credible standards, guidelines, and Self-Assessment Guides that are designed to lead to a host of quality programs and services. CAS aims to foster and enhance student learning, development, and achievement.
CAS Standards respond to student needs, the requirements of sound pedagogy, and the effective management of 44 functional areas. Individuals and institutions from 41 CAS member organizations comprise a constituency of over 115,000 professionals. Representing a significant majority of higher education practitioners in student programs and services throughout the country and beyond, CAS provides tools to higher education leaders assessing institutional effectiveness, student learning, and outcomes.