SRJC Native American Faculty and Staff Association (NAFSA), Santa Rosa Junior College
The Native American Faculty and Staff Association (NAFSA) is an alliance of higher education professionals committed to building strong Native communities by affecting meaningful change in higher education policies and practices that support and improve the educational experiences and success of Native faculty, staff, and students.
Our purpose is to advocate for culturally relevant, and evidence based professional development in areas that enhance the knowledge of Native and non-Native administrators, faculty, and professional staff who work with Native students.
The Native American Faculty and Staff Association mission is to affect change in higher education at Santa Rosa Junior College in ways that improve the experiences and educational outcomes of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Aboriginal students.
NAFSA works to enhance the professional development of Native and non-Native higher education professionals to improve Native student recruitment, retention, and graduation rates. By strengthening the capacity of these individuals, who are essential for Native student success, and promoting culturally appropriate practices, NAFSA improves the educational training and experiences of Native students, as well as the professional environment for staff and faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College.