Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, (Sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) / Edition 3by George S. McClellan, Mcclellan, Margaret J. Barr
Pub. Date: 02/24/2009
The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration
The field of student affairs and the practice of student affairs administration have undergone substantive change over the past decade. In this volume some of today's leading experts address vital questions related to the contemporary practice of student affairs such as: What issues and trends affect higher
The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration
The field of student affairs and the practice of student affairs administration have undergone substantive change over the past decade. In this volume some of today's leading experts address vital questions related to the contemporary practice of student affairs such as: What issues and trends affect higher education and student affairs today? What skills and competencies will student affairs administrators need to confront change and future challenges? What opportunities and choices will they discover as they strive to develop professionally?
In this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the landmark book, the contributors provide a definitive reference for student affairs practitioners at all levels of the profession. Together they cover a wide range of topics that are organized into seven sections: contexts of professional practice; frameworks for professional practice; studentsthe reason for the professional practice; human resources in professional practice; interpersonal dynamics in professional practice; skills and competencies of professional practice; and looking back and forward in professional practice.
The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration offers professionals both practical advice and theoretical frameworks to inform planning and problem solving. The contributors include discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, institutional governance, understanding campus environments, finance and budgeting, assessment, program planning, staff selection, training and evaluation, conflict resolution, fundraising, legal and ethical behavior, service development, technological innovation, diversity, leadership, and more. In addition, the handbook contains new chapters that explore the timely topics of accountability, online and distance education, internationalization, and health and wellness.
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Table of Contents
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PART ONE: CONTEXTS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
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. Osfield and Patricia Smith Terrell).
PART TWO: FRAMEWORKS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
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).
PART THREE: STUDENTS: THE REASON FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
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).
PART FOUR: HUMAN RESOURCES IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
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).
PART FIVE: INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
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).
PART SIX: SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
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).
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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.