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Professional Competency Areas

Central to the substance and structure of our professional development initiatives are the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners.

Competency Areas:

  • Advising and Helping
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Ethical Professional Practice
  • History, Philosophy, and Values
  • Human and Organizational Resources
  • Law, Policy, and Governance
  • Leadership
  • Student Development & Learning
  • Personal Foundations

A "short version" handout can be found by clicking here.

The Professional Competencies Rubrics form can be found here. (PDF