Join IASAS and ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development for a series of webinars featuring speakers from around the world.

Each Webinar will address a topic critical to student affairs and services, including diversity of structures of student affairs in different regions and countries around the world, different roles and functions of students within student affairs and universities, focussed discussions on student housing and accommodations during COVID-19, social justice/responsibility through a global lens and many more.

The series will start in September 2020 and continues through February 2021 with approximately one Webinar each month. 

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar #4: 

Global Student Affairs and Services in the Context of COVID-19: Student development and support in unique contexts with unique challenges

Thursday, 20th May 2021 at 10am Eastern Standard Time (US).  

Researchers from four global regions came together virtually shortly after the global pandemic began impacting the world. The resulting empirical research investigates impacts of COVID-19 on student affairs and services (SAS) across six continents and seven world regions. Results from 781 respondents allowed the research team to understand the involvement of SAS in COVID-19 decisions, actions taken during the pandemic, and SAS’s critical impact on students and universities in a variety of contexts. This empirical research used snowball sampling, self-report online questionnaire, quantitative and qualitative methods that generated data for hypothesis building. 

The research reveals how SAS across the globe engaged in mediating the impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and development in three domains: the students’ personal domain, the socio-cultural contexts within which students live and learn, and the public domain on which the students’ academic success depends. 

This webinar highlights regional differences that illustrate the unique relevance of SAS for student and institutional success in different contexts. Implications from this study are directly relevant to the theory and practice of those who support students on a daily basis and for university leadership.  The webinar concludes with recommendations to further develop the proposed heuristic model to contribute to the development of a global SAS profession.

Speakers: Dr Birgit Schreiber (moderator), Dr Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Dr Brett Perozzi, Prof Thierry Luescher

A recording of the Webinar is posted at

Webinar #3:

Exploring Social Responsibility & Issue of Inequity Around the Globe

So far 2020 has been an unprecedented year on many fronts, including global social outcries for greater equity and systemic societal change. Spanning half the globe (5 distinct regions), our virtual panel will explore how inequity presents differently around the world – framing the issues within a local context. Panelists will examine local barriers, organizational responses to social justice/social responsibility, and thoughts for the future. 

Join us to view diversity, equity, and inclusion from a different lens.

Wednesday, November 4th at 11 AM (EDT) / 4 PM (GMT)

A recording of the Webinar is posted at

Webinar #2:

Pathways to Student Affairs and Student Services Around the Globe

Join us in this upcoming webinar. We will take you around the globe to learn about pathways that student affairs practitioners and educators have taken in Mexico, the United Kingdom, China, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia. Learn about their journeys, challenges faced, and opportunities glimpsed for the future. 

Tuesday, October 27th at 10 AM (EDT) / 2 PM (GMT)

A recording of the Webinar is posted at

Pathways to Student Affairs and Student Services Flyer


Webinar #1:

Student Housing and Accommodations during COVID-19 from around the World

This webinar invites four representatives from four different regions around the world to share their expertise, insight, and best practices. In this presentation, they will highlight their campus profile and needs, share operation and policy modifications in response to COVID-19, and recommend tips on how to lead and manage residential life and housing operation for Fall 2020/Spring2021. This webinar will increase the leadership competency within its participants, informing and encouraging others to find better solutions and support to the challenges we face. 

Wednesday, September 2nd at 11 AM (EDT) / 4 PM (GMT)

A recording of the Webinar is posted at