Advising Student Groups and Organizations

Overview

The only manual for faculty and staff who work directly with student organizations

Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a one-of-a-kind book that equips faculty members and administrators to competently and confidently serve as advisers to clubs and other student groups. The second edition is here to help colleges and universities keep up with the skyrocketing number of student groups and shifts in the legal landscape. New chapters on crucial topics, updated case ...

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Overview

The only manual for faculty and staff who work directly with student organizations

Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a one-of-a-kind book that equips faculty members and administrators to competently and confidently serve as advisers to clubs and other student groups. The second edition is here to help colleges and universities keep up with the skyrocketing number of student groups and shifts in the legal landscape. New chapters on crucial topics, updated case studies, and a full suite of practical resources simplify the process of navigating student organizations.

With Advising Student Groups and Organizations, educators can turn the chore of advising into a rewarding activity that benefits everyone. Challenges like student apathy, university politics, and budgetary restrictions can be overcome with the ideas and activities presented here. And in this fully updated edition, new chapters contain everything you need to know about:

  • Advising fraternities and sororities
  • Navigating laws such as FERPA, Title IX, and the Clery Act
  • Working with online distance students and using social media as an advising tool
  • Conflict mediation and training student advisors

You'll want to keep this guide handy so you can take advantage of tools like reflection questions, activities, checklists, and sample forms. Advising Student Groups and Organizations even covers the use of assessments such as True Colors and StrengthsFinder. Now you'll be able to cut through bureaucracy to make the student advising experience truly transformative.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118784648
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/22/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312

Meet the Author

NORBERT W. DUNKEL is the associate director of housing for staff and student development at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He co-founded the National Housing Training Institute and has co-directed it for the past seven years. He served as an associate editor for The College Student Affairs Journal and editor of The Journal of College and University Student Housing. He has served as a student organization adviser for the past 16 years. JOHN H. SCHUH is professor of educational leadership in the college of education at Iowa State University. He is author of 11 books and monographs including Involving Colleges (with George Kuh) and Assessment in Student Affairs (with M. Lee Upcraft). He has been editor and chair of the American College Personnel Association Media Board. He received the Dorothy C. Miller award for outstanding contributions to the Wichita State University Greek system and was awarded a Fulbright grant to study higher education in Germany in 1994.
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Table of Contents

The Authors

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Challenges and Rewards of Advising

2 Overview of Student Groups and Organizations

3 Greek Letter Organizations

4 Understanding Individual and Group Development

5 Roles and Functions of Advisers

6 Providing Academic and Career Assistance

7 Representing Group and Institutional Interests

8 Financial Management and Budgeting

9 Legal Issues and Risk Management

10 Dealing with Issues and Conflicts

11 Ensuring Quality in Advising

12 Training

13 Developing and Increasing Personal Effectiveness

References

Index

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