The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration

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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 fully updated handbook, thirty-nine experts discuss the answers to these and other essential questions. Together, they ...

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Overview

Sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

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 fully updated handbook, thirty-nine experts discuss the answers to these and other essential questions. Together, they provide a definitive reference for student affairs professionals at all levels of administration and management.

Organized into five distinct sections and over thirty insightful chapters, The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration offers specific, practical advice as well as broad approaches to planning and problem solving. Readers will find modernized discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, strategic planning, change management, finance and budgeting, staff selection, training and evaluation, conflict resolution, fundraising, legal and ethical behavior, service development, technological innovation, diversity, leadership, and more.

In addition, there are new chapters that explore:


The history and philosophy of student affairs
How to plan and finance campus facilities
The role and value of assessment in student affairs
How to translate theory and assessment results into practice
How to create successful partnerships with academic affairs
The impact of fundraising and development
The standards and principles of good professional practice

Filled with thoughtful advice from the field's foremost authorities,this comprehensive handbook reflects the most current and effective practices in college student affairs.

Praise for the Classic First Edition

"Each chapter is designed to stand alone as a source of information for new chief student affairs officers, individuals new to the student affairs field, doctoral students, chief student affairs officers seeking professional renewal, college presidents, and other administrative officers who want to know more about student affairs work.... Many of the chapters in this handbook are filled with 'ah hahs,' quiet smiles, and those private revelations that people have when reading an insightful statement they wish they themselves had made.... As is true for most of the Jossey-Bass professional handbooks, each chapter stands alone and offers varying degrees of information and usefulness."

--Journal of Higher Education

"The authors address the critical issues and skills necessary for higher education administration. The book covers a wide range of topics that would be appropriate for the beginning administrator as well as the seasoned veteran. The essays provide information on the practical day-to-day activities of higher education administration as well as the more abstract concepts of strategic decision-making and the political realities that surround university life. The book is recommAnded; it has such a broad brush approach that it is practical for an introductory course in higher education as well as a solid reference for the practicing administrator."

--Choice

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A reference for those assuming middle management or senior management positions in student affairs for the first time. Part I focuses on the administrative environment for student affairs, and Part II discusses practical organizational and management issues. Part III focuses on essential skills and competencies for management in student affairs, and Part IV emphasizes means to acquire essential skills. Part V looks at issues such as diversity and leadership. This second edition contains new chapters on planning and financing campus facilities, creating successful partnerships with academic affairs, and fundraising. Barr is vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555425067
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/23/1993
  • Series: Higher & Adult Education
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 555
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Meet the Author

MARGARET J. BARR is vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University. MARY K. DESLER is assistant vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
The Authors
1 The Importance of Institutional Mission 3
2 Institutional Governance and the Role of Student Affairs 16
3 Assessing Campus Environments 30
4 Fiscal Pressures on Higher Education and Student Affairs 49
5 Identifying and Working with Key Constituent Groups 69
6 The President: Your Master or Your Servant? 83
7 Organizational and Administrative Models 95
8 Developing Internal Management Structures 107
9 The Role of the Middle Manager 121
10 Selecting and Training Competent Staff 135
11 The Political Dimension of Decision Making 152
12 Facilities Management Issues 171
13 Technological Changes in Student Affairs Administration 183
14 Program Planning 199
15 A Political Model for Program Evaluation 216
16 Outcomes Assessment 230
17 Budgeting and Fiscal Management 242
18 Translating Theory into Practice 260
19 Understanding Legal Constraints on Practice 274
20 Developing Effective Campus and Community Relationships 300
21 Conflict Management Skills 313
22 Maintaining High Ethical Standards 327
23 Dealing with Campus Crises 340
24 Creating Effective Staff Development Programs 351
25 The Role of Professional Associations 364
26 Mentoring and Self-Directed Learning 378
27 Advancing Professionally Through Graduate Education 390
28 Administrative Internship Programs 412
29 Adapting to New Student Needs and Characteristics 427
30 Managing Resources Strategically 439
31 Meeting the Need for Staff Diversity 455
32 Service Delivery for a Changing Student Constituency 468
33 Confronting Health Issues 481
34 The Changing Role of Government in Higher Education 493
35 Applying Professional Standards in Student Affairs Programs 509
36 Becoming Successful Student Affairs Administrators 522
Name Index 531
Subject Index 539
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