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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 ...
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:
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."
|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|
|15||A Political Model for Program Evaluation||216|
|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|