NDSCS named a Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs


The North Dakota State College of Science is one of 31 institutions named a Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) 2014 by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

The “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” list was unveiled in the March 27, 2014 edition of Diverse magazine.

The PPWSA national study, a collaborative project between ACPA and Diverse magazine, was conducted by the Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (iDEAS) in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. 

“We are honored to receive this designation,” said NDSCS President Dr. John Richman. “The College strongly believes in fostering an inclusive environment for all students, staff and faculty. The people of NDSCS – students, employees, alumni and friends – hold learning, integrity, flexibility and excellence in the highest regard. We strive for everyone to feel valued and supported.”

Originally conceptualized during the Fall 2011 semester, the study was commissioned to examine the administrative structures, commitment to diversity, and workplace or staffing practices of various divisions/departments of student affairs at participating ACPA member institutions.

Using a list provided by ACPA, iDEAS sent surveys to hundreds of campuses. The initial survey was comprised of six categories including family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional development opportunities, to name a few.

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