Foundations of Student Affairs Practice: How Philosophy, Theory, and Research Strengthen Educational Outcomes / Edition 1

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Foundations of Student Affairs Practice is an essential resource that explores the purposes of higher education, the theories that provide a foundation for student learning and growth, and the experiences that contribute to student learning. Florence Hamrick, Nancy Evans, and John Schuh—three preeminent leaders in the field—show how student affairs professionals can provide a more meaningful and holistic educational experience for their students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118009246
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/4/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 1,490,272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Florence A. Hamrick is associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University.

Nancy J. Evans is professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University and coauthor of Student Development in College (Jossey-Bass).

John H. Schuh is professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University and coauthor of numerous publications and books including Assessment in Student Affairs, Advising Student Groups and Organizations, and Involving Colleges, all from Jossey-Bass.

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Table of Contents


The Authors.

Part One: Historical, Theoretical, and Philosophical Foundations.

1 Examining Institutional Missions.

2 Putting Student Development in Context.

3 How Campus Environments Influence Student Outcomes.

4 The Role of Student Affairs in the Learning 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.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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