Graduate Student Portfolio
SUNY Buffalo State College
Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration
NASPA & ACPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators
As a Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration Master's student at SUNY Buffalo State College,
DJ will be reflecting on the 10 competencies for student affairs educators.
Each competency below includes a reflection and artifacts to support the competency level. Click the links below to learn more:
Supervised Practice I
Personal & Ethical Foundations
Values, Philosophy, & History
Social Justice & Inclusion
Supervised Practice II
Professional Development Plan
Personal and Ethical Foundations Competency Area
Professional Development Goal 1: Incorporate personal and professional wellness into my professional praxis.
Engage in at least 1 wellness activity weekly in the spring 2023 semester.
Purposely consume 2 wellness or sustainability podcasts, videos, or articles each month of 2023.
Intentionally organize work schedules in 2023 to ensure that wellness is a priority by blocking off lunch times, focus breaks, and work periods.
Values, Philosophy, and History Competency Area
Professional Development Goal 2: Stay involved in student affairs professional associations and professional development opportunities.
Apply for the NASPA GAP program in Fall 2023.
Interview with at least 5 NODA or ACUHO-I summer 2023 internships.
Attend at least one student affairs professional development conference in spring 2023, fall 2023, and spring 2024.
Leadership Competency Area
Professional Development Goal 3: Increase involvement at Buffalo State and within the HESAA department.
Determine a personal interest area and topic to further research with a faculty advisor by spring 2024.
Join at least one campus-wide committee or task force by fall 2023.
Attend at least 4 HESAA Collective events in spring 2023 and apply for a leadership position.
Social Justice and Inclusion Competency Area
Professional Development Goal 4: Expand social justice knowledge base of theory, intentional practices, and inclusive terminology.
Attend at least 3 social justice-centered trainings or webinars in 2023.
Read and discuss all social justice articles published by NASPA and MIT Sloan Management Review.
Determine at least 3 innovative ways to incorporate social justice in existing programs and services in spring 2023.
Technology Competency Area
Professional Development Goal 5: Become an expert in technology tools that can increase efficiency and effectiveness while sharing knowledge with peers and colleagues.
Attend 1 student affairs technology conference by spring 2024.
Develop technology platform training materials to assist colleagues during spring 2023.
Use assessment technology to develop a Buffalo State student involvement survey by March 2023 that accurately measures sense of belonging.