Foundations of Student Affairs Practice: How Philosophy, Theory, and Research Strengthen Educational Outcomes / Edition 1by Florence A. Hamrick, Nancy J. Evans, John H. Schuh
Pub. Date: 10/18/2002
If student affairs practitioners are to succeed in their profession, they must have an understanding of college students that goes beyond the students' academic needs. Student affairs professionals can better promote the welfare of their students if they can translate the developmental theories and research of student affairs into effective and practical
If student affairs practitioners are to succeed in their profession, they must have an understanding of college students that goes beyond the students' academic needs. Student affairs professionals can better promote the welfare of their students if they can translate the developmental theories and research of student affairs into effective and practical intervention.
Foundations of Student Affairs Practice fills a void in the existing student services literature by offering a useful resource that bridges the gap between academic theory and research and practical application. This important volume is written for student affairs administrators, academic affairs administrators, faculty, and other leaders who are concerned with understanding how student development theory informs a wide range of campus activities relating to the support and intellectual nurturing of students. Foundations of Student Affairs Practice gives a historical, theoretical, and philosophical overview of student development at colleges and universities, includes student development theories that can be used as tools for directing student growth and development, and offers a review of the most recent trends and current literature to promote a more holistic view of student learning.
Foundations of Student Affairs Practice will help student affairs professionals examine desired outcomes for students, identify appropriate learning experiences, and brainstorm outcomes and learning experiences that can be fashioned to enhance students— learning at specific campuses with their own sets of traditions, histories, and geographies.
This book will give voice to practitioners by helping them clearly articulate what they are trying to do, why they are doing it, and how their efforts are consistent with the educational objectives of their colleges and universities.
Table of Contents
ContentsPreface ixThe Authors.
Part One: Historical, Theoretical, and PhilosophicalFoundations.
1 Examining Institutional Missions.
2 Putting Student Development in Context.
3 How Campus Environments InfluenceStudent Outcomes.
4 The Role of Student Affairs in theLearning Process.
Part Two: Understanding Key Student Outcomes.
5 Self-Aware and Interpersonally Sensitive Individual.
6 Democratic Citizen.
7 Educated Person.
8 Skilled Worker.
9 Life Skills Manager.
Part Three: Where We Go from Here.
10 Recommendations for Practice.
11 Recommendations for Further Research.
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