Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, (Sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) / Edition 3

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What issues and trends affect higher education and student affairs today? In this fully updated handbook, leading experts discuss the answer to this and other essential questions. They provide a definitive reference for student affairs professionals at all levels of administration and management. The handbook offers specific, practical advice as well as broad approaches to planning and problem solving. It contains modernized discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, institutional governance, understanding campus environments, finance and budgeting, assessment, program planning, staff selection, training and evaluation, and much more.

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“While the book is most beneficial to new student affairs professionals, it is also useful for seasoned professionals to use as a reference in every day practice. Practical information ranging from the history of student affairs to fiscal pressures on higher education provides a framework that truly guides professionals through most aspects of the student affairs profession.

Entry level professionals and mid-level administrators often lack conflict management and this manual provides clear and simple examples for student affairs professionals to begin to build their own style.

Whether one is a faculty member, academic advisor, financial aid officer, or director of a student services center, The Handbook of Student Affairs is a useful tool that can help professionals at any level navigate their way through a career in student affairs.”

NACADA Journal, Issue 30(1) (Spring 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787997335
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 712
  • Sales rank: 213,589
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

George S. McClellan is vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. He has served in a variety of student affairs positions at different types of higher education institutions and is the author or editor of articles, book chapters, and monographs on student affairs topics.

Jeremy Stringer is the founder and current program director of the Student Development Administration Master's Program at Seattle University. His career has spanned the realms of academics and students affairs, including serving as vice president for student development and associate provost. He recently served as the national chair of the Faculty Fellows of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.



The Authors.


1 From the People Up: A Brief History of Student Affairs Administration (James J. Rhatigan).

2 The Importance of Institutional Mission (Joan B. Hirt).

3 Institutional Governance and the Interests of Students (John S. Levin).

4 Understanding Campus Environments (George D. Kuh).

5 Fiscal Pressures on Higher Education and Student Affairs (John H. Schuh).

6 Accountability (Sherry L. Mallory and Linda M. Clement).

7 Internationalization in Higher Education and Student Affairs (Kenneth J. Osfi eld and Patricia Smith Terrell).


8 Using Refl ection to Reframe Theory-to-Practice in Student Affairs (Lori D. Patton and Shaun R. Harper).

9 Maintaining and Modeling Everyday Ethics in Student Affairs (Jon C. Dalton, Pamela C. Crosby, Aurelio Valente, and David Eberhardt).

10 Applying Professional Standards (Jan Arminio).

11 Professional Associations in Student Affairs (Nancy J. Evans and Jessica J. Ranero).


12 The Changing Student Population (George S. McClellan and Jim Larimore).

13 Continuing the Journey Toward Multicultural Campus Communities (Jason A. Laker and Tracy L. Davis).

14 Helping Students with Health and Wellness Issues (John H. Dunkle and Cheryl A. Presley).

15 Supporting Online Students (Anita Crawley and Christine LeGore).


16 The Dynamics of Organizational Models Within Student Affairs (Linda Kuk).

17 Effective Management of Human Capital in Student Affairs (Michael L. Jackson, Larry Moneta, and Kelly Anne Nelson).

18 Middle Managers: Roles and Responsibilities Spanning the Student Affairs Career (Donald B. Mills).

19 Professional Development as Lifelong Learning (Susan R. Komives and Stan Carpenter).

20 Doctoral Education and Beyond (Mary F. Howard-Hamilton and Randy E. Hyman).


21 Supporting and Enhancing Student Learning Through Partnerships with Academic Colleagues (Adrianna Kezar).

22 The Political Environment of the Student Affairs Administrator (Jeremy Stringer).

23 Developing Effective Relationships on Campus and in the Community (Shannon Ellis).

24 Understanding and Managing Conflict (Dale Nienow and Jeremy Stringer).


25 Budgeting and Fiscal Management for Student Affairs (Margaret J. Barr).

26 Legal Issues in Student Affairs (Beverly E. Ledbetter).

27 Implementing Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Development (Marilee J. Bresciani).

28 Program Planning and Implementation (Michael J. Cuyjet and Sue Weitz).

29 Facilities Planning and Development (Jerry Price).

30 Technology: Innovations and Implications (Kevin Kruger).

31 Responding to Campus Crisis (Keith M. Miser and Cynthia Cherrey).

Epilogue: Continuing the Conversation (George S. McClellan and Jeremy Stringer).

Name Index.

Subject Index.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Good for newbies

    This is a great resource for students who are entering the field of Student Affairs at an institution of higher education. Chapters are written by various professionals in the field. For the most part it kept my attention and focus.

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