Contemporary Financial Issues in Student Affairs: New Directions for Student Services #103 / Edition 1

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Distinguished professor John H. Schuh edits this critical look atthe financial situation in higher education today. Contributorsdiscuss seven specific issues concerning the financing of studentaffairs on contemporary college campuses and explore effectivestrategies student affairs professionals need to ensure thatprograms and services that serve students and other importantstakeholders survive and thrive. Topics addressed include thedifferences in financing student affairs in public and in privateinstitutions, as well as challenges in financing student unions andactivities, health and counseling services, student housing andcampus recreation.

Examining contemporary problems in selected areas of studentaffairs finance, this volume is one of several in this series onmanaging resources in student affairs. Others addressing relatedtopics include Issue 89, The Role Student Aid Plays inEnrollment Management; Issue 92, Leadership and ManagementIssues for a New Century; Issue 96, Developing ExternalPartnerships for Cost-Effective, Enhanced Services; and Issue101, Planning and Achieving Successful Student AffairsFacilities Projects.

As state governmental support for public institutions continuesto erode, student affairs units operating in the current financialenvironment have to be nimble and creative to sustain theirviability. Drawing from his own twenty-seven year career as astudent affairs practitioner and the contributions and research ofleading student affairs professionals in the field, John Schuhprovides an outstanding resource for student affairs professionalsfacing the serious financial challenges of today and tomorrow.

This is the 103rd issue of the quarterly journal NewDirections for Student Services.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787971731
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/19/2003
  • Series: J-B SS Single Issue Student Services Series, #37
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

EDITOR’S NOTES (John H. Schuh).

1. The Financial Environment of Student Affairs (John H.Schuh)
This chapter examines factors that influence higher educationfinance, trends in revenue and expenditures of institutions ofhigher education, and current strategies used to meet financialchallenges.

2. Comparing Financial Issues in Public and Private Institutions(Joan M. Claar, Hazel J. Scott)
The authors compare and contrast financial issues in public andprivate colleges and universities. A case study illustrates thefinancial environments in which these types of institutionsoperate.

3. Contemporary Financial Issues in Student Unions and CampusActivities (Tim Schroer, Christana J. Johnson)
While varying a great deal in size and scope, student unions andactivity programs share several financial constraints andchallenges.

4. Financing Health and Counseling Services (Richard P. Keeling,Dennis Heitzmann)
This chapter discusses the fundamentals of financing health andcounseling centers and also identifies contemporary issues relatedto financing these two services.

5. Contemporary Issues in Student Housing Finance (Mary AnnRyan)
This chapter presents contemporary financial issues in studenthousing programs framed through the topical areas of occupancymanagement, facilities, new construction, residential lifeprograms, technology, and residential dining.

6. Financial Issues in Campus Recreation (Howard Taylor, WilliamF. Canning, Paul Brailsford, Frank Rokosz)
Campus recreation centers, originally quasi-academic facilities,have evolved since the early 1980s: first into campus amenities andthen into auxiliary business enterprises. Financial issuesaffecting campus recreation have changed accordingly and arediscussed in this chapter.

7. Selected Accountability and Assessment Issues (John H.Schuh)
This chapter provides an overview of strategies that can be used todemonstrate accountability in financial issues in studentaffairs.


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