Publications and Webinars

CACUSS supports the development of publications and resources to advance the knowledge of the student affairs and services profession in Canada.

Publications are listed here by most recent/year. Some are free for download for everyone, some are available for sale as .pdf or book format.

If you have questions, please contact contact@cacuss.ca

You can also find resources such as webinar recordings for sale, and some free publications too!!


Disclaimer: 
When purchasing a .pdf or webinar recording, the copy you are provided is for your personal/professional use and the file or link should not be shared/emailed or duplicated without permission from CACUSS. If you would like to purchase multiple copies for multiple staff members, please inquire, and we can provide discounted group/bulk pricing. Webinars may be viewed within your own institution with multiple participants but the link should not be emailed or shared with others. 

 


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Publications:

P1 - 2016, CACUSS Student Affairs and Services Competency Model

D. Fernandez, C. Fitzgerald, P. Hambler, & T. Mason-Innes

Published by CACUSS

PDF document, 42 pages

Member Price (PDF): free

Non-Member Price (PDF): $19.95 for first copy, $7.95 for additional copies

Printed copies please call to inquire. Member price $19.95/copy, Non-Member Price $29.95.copy

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P2 - 2016, Procedural Fairness for University & College Students

Smith, Lynn & Usick, Brandy

Published by CACUSS, Monograph Series

This monograph was originally published by CACUSS in 1998 and served as a practical tool for many student affairs fpofessionals in universities & colleges who handle investigations of misconduct and appeals of disciplinatry or academic decisions. This document is useful for those who deal with academic decisions and appeal stages. The area of student conduct has become a more prominaten concern over the last decad. This completely updated version addresses the issues surranding the ver changing and increasingly complex topic of student conduct.

PDF document or printed copy, 45 pages

Member Price (PDF): $15.95 first copy, $5.95 for additional copies

Non-Member Price (PDF): $24.95 for first copy, $9.95 for additional copies

Printed copies please call to inquire. Member price $19.95/copy, Non-Member Price $29.95.copy +tax

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P3 - 2016, Serving Diverse Students in Canadian Higher Education

Strange, Carney & Hardy Cox, Donna (Eds).

Published by McGill-Queens University Press

From the back cover:  In recent decades, the Canadian post-secondary education system has evolved to bcome more inclusive, now welcoming groups historically excluded from its many opportunities. Inviting the reader to eplore the consequences of a rapidly changing student population, this book presents new thinking about how education in general, and student services in particular, should be designed and delivered.

CACUSS supported this publication with a grant.

Book, soft-cover, 287 pages—Cover Price $39.95

Member Price: (20% off Cover Price plus shipping $31.96+6.95=$38.91)

Non-Member Price ($39.95 plus shipping $39.95+6.95=$46.90)

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P4 - 2013, Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: A Guide to a Systemic Approach

Published by CACUSS and CMHA-BC

PDF document

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: Free

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P5 - 2010, Bereavement and Grief in a Post-Secondary Context

Laverty, Ann & Schultz, Lara

Published by CACUSS, Monograph Series #6

PDF document

Member Price (PDF): $9.95

Non-Member Price: $14.95

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P6 - 2010, Achieving Student Success: Effective Student Services in Canadian Higher Education

Strange, Carney & Hardy Cox, Donna (Eds).

Published by McGill-Queens University Press

This key volume should be on any Canadian Student Affairs professional’s bookshelf. Covering both the history of the work in Canada and functional areas and services that respond to a variety of needs. From the cover: How these services are integrated professionally on campus, including their organization and leadership as well as their design within differing institutional contexts is covered as well as principles that underlie effective student services.

CACUSS supported this publication with a grant.

Book, soft-cover, 297 pages—Cover Price $39.95

Member Price: (20% off Cover Price plus shipping $31.96+6.95=$38.91)

Non-Member Price ($39.95 plus shipping $39.95+6.95=$46.90)

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P7 - 2006, Making the Connection: Civic Leadership Development on Post-Secondary Campuses through Community Service Learning

Rose, Cheryl

Published by CACUSS, Monograph Series #5

PDF document

Member Price (PDF): $9.95

Non-Member Price: $14.95

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P8 - 2003, Suicide Risk Management on the Post-Secondary Campus

Murphy, Judy

Published by CACUSS, Monograph Series #4

PDF document

Member Price (PDF): $9.95

Non-Member Price: $14.95

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P9 - 1996, Institutional Guidelines for Reviews of Student Services

CACUSS

Published by CACUSS

PDF document

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: $9.95

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P10 - 1993, Campus Crime: University Liability for Failure to Protect Its Students

DuPlessis, D.R.R.

Published by CACUSS, Monograph Series #2

PDF document

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: $9.95

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P11 - 1989, The Mission of Student Services

CACUSS

Published by CACUSS

PDF document

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: $9.95

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P12 - 1988, Growing Together in Service

Stewart, W.A.

PDF document

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: $9.95

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Webinars:

W1 - Freedom of Expression on Campus: Examining the Issues and Reviewing Canadian Case Law - July 2018

Facilitated by Dan Michaluk

In recent years, campuses have struggled with helping students understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to free speech and expression on campus. This webinar will provide an overview of the free speech debate and review important case law and how it should frame the critical issues student conduct professionals will address.

Length: 1:02:14

Price: $129 member; $189 non-member

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W2 - Assessment 101: Where to Begin, sponsored by Campus Labs - Nov 1 2017

Facilitated by Anne E. Lundquist, PhD

Assessment can sometimes be daunting to those new to the student affairs/services profession – or for those who have worked in the field a long time and now have assessment responsibilities added to their plate. This webinar, the first in a 6-part series, will explore foundational assessment concepts for those working in student affairs/services, including:

  • What is assessment, and how does it differ from evaluation and research?
  • Why is assessment important?
  • What skills are important for conducting assessment?
  • What are the various assessment methods used in student affairs/services?
  • How can we create and contribute to a culture of assessment?
  • How is assessment linked to other important practices, such as strategic planning, program review, and resource allocation
  • What are the politics and ethics associated with assessment?
  • What are some tips for getting started?

This webinar is sponsored by Campus Labs.

Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. Create a division-wide culture of assessment with our integrated platform. Manage your strategic planning and program review processes by seamlessly connecting data about the effectiveness of co-curricular programs and services to gain insight into how your outcomes are supporting institutional goals. A dedicated consulting team, combined with rubric, survey, and benchmarking capabilities, provides everything you need to showcase your impact and make data-informed decisions. Learn more at campuslabs.com.

Length: 1:05:37

Price: $39 member; $79 non-member

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W3 - Designing Surveys - Nov 15 2017

Facilitated by Jeff Burrow and Rick Ezekiel

There are many surveys used in student affairs assessment. What is less common is that we create intentionally designed survey tools that provide practical, reliable, data that inform us about student needs and influence our practice. Join Rick and Jeff on a 1-hour journey designed to help you intentionally design surveys and maximize the impact of data you collect.

After this session you will be able to

  • Articulate a problem of practice or research questions you want to answer using a survey
  • Identify a clear purpose, audience, and goals for the survey
  • Describe resources and strategies to identify survey items & questions
  • Develop a strategy to share / use / mobilize survey data

Length: 56:51

Price: $39 member; $79 non-member

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W4 - Things About Assessment That Might Surprise You - Jan 17 2018

Facilitated by Hilary Jandricic and Sara Wills

As assessment becomes a cornerstone of our work in student affairs, more professionals are taking the lead on integrating assessment strategies into their existing programs. You may be surprised to learn how simple, manageable adjustments to your everyday work can result in more meaningful ways to demonstrate student learning. Explore new techniques and leave with tangible resources to help you identify realistic ways to more confidently implement assessment practices in your role.

Student affairs professionals who participate in the webinar will be able to:

  • Recognize the opportunities for assessment that currently exist in their day-to-day work and discuss how to capture that data appropriately.
  • Identify 2 manageable and realistic assessment techniques they can use to collect meaningful data from student learning experiences.
  • Evaluate their own assessment practices and discuss ways to more effectively integrate assessment into their future programs.
  • Develop an assessment plan to help support intentional practices within their role in the future.

Length: 54:21

Price: $39 member; $79 non-member

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W5 - Panel on Decolonizing Assessment - Jan 31 2018

Panellists: Asma-na-hi Antoine, Sean Kinsella, Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering

There is a high level of interest in engaging in more and better assessments to understand the impact our work has on the students we serve. But have we considered how our current best practices in assessment are implicitly colonized? Join our panel as they consider and discuss the process of decolonizing our existing assessment practices in student affairs. Through the discussion, we hope to explore how assessment practices reinforce colonization and how we can start to approach assessment through other ways of knowing. Bring your questions!

Length: 1:03:36

Price: $39 member; $79 non-member

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W6 - Data Stories and Sharing Your Data - Feb 14 2018

Facilitated by Lesley D’Souza and Adam Kuhn

Now that you've collected your data, what do you do with it? Figuring out how to share our data in compelling ways is the most common place that our cycles of assessment break down. We can’t improve or be accountable if we don’t learn how to craft stories around our data using imagery and narrative, because then we won’t be able to help people connect with its meaning. Data can’t speak for itself – we have to learn to speak for it! Join us in this webinar, where we discuss how to build data stories and make your data work for you.

Length: 59:22

Price: $39 member; $79 non-member

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W7 - SSAO Panel on Assessment - March 21 2018

Panellists: Dr. Jennifer Massey, Dr. Neil Buddel, Martine Gauthier

Join us in this webinar to hear from Senior Student Affairs Officers from across Canada as they discuss assessment. Get some insight into what your SSAO is looking for and how you can share your assessment data to support the work of Student Affairs at your institution. Bring your questions!

Length: 1:04:23

Price: $39 member; $79 non-member

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