NACA Research Initiatives
NACA Research Grant June 14, 2013
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The NACA Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge that has potential to improve the experiences of college students. This competition is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues related college student activities.
NACA has developed a partnership with the National Student Affairs Archives (NSAA), a nationally-known special collection documenting student affairs and higher education located at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Comprised of the archives of 20 national professional associations, numerous regional associations, and the personal papers of several people prominent in the field, the NSAA will now hold the archives of NACA. The NACA collection will be inventoried and information about the collection will be placed on the NSAA website. Access to the collection will be open to all NACA members, as well as students and faculty conducting research.
The NACA collection will document the establishment and development of the association, its administration, events and activities, and publications. Additions to the collections can be made at anytime and sent directly to the NSAA archivist using a transmittal form that can be accessed from the NACA web site. The types of records considered archival include minutes (board, committees, task forces, etc), officer correspondence, reports including financial reports, conference programs and proceedings (including workshops and institutes), records from the regions, membership directories and handbooks, publications including journals, newsletters and monographs, photographs, and audio-visual records. Updates about the collection and requests for additions to the collection to fill in noticeable gaps will be provided through the newsletter and the web site.
For information about the collection, reference and access inquiries, please contact the National Student Affairs Archivist, Ann Bowers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-372-2413. If you are interested in sending documents to be added to the NACA archives, please contact the Archivist and use the NACA archives transmittal form .
National Hazing Study
NACA, in partnership with several oragnizations including The North American Foundation (NIF) are sponsoring a national research initiative to examine hazing in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. This pathbreaking study will investigate hazing traditions among diverse students involved in many types of students oranizations including campus clubs, varsity athletic teams, marching bands, recreational sports, and Greek-letter organizations. Data collection is currently taking place.