Making Change Happen in Student Affairs: Challenges and Strategies

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Change is inevitable. Managing change is a choice.

Authored by three esteemed leaders in the field of studentaffairs, Making Change Happen in Student Affairs: Challenges andStrategies for Professionals is a thought-provoking andpragmatic guide to the increasingly complex challenges andexpectations that administrators face from both students and thepublic. Whether it’s pressure to provide better programs andservices with fewer resources, or difficulties grappling witheconomic ...

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Overview

Change is inevitable. Managing change is a choice.

Authored by three esteemed leaders in the field of studentaffairs, Making Change Happen in Student Affairs: Challenges andStrategies for Professionals is a thought-provoking andpragmatic guide to the increasingly complex challenges andexpectations that administrators face from both students and thepublic. Whether it’s pressure to provide better programs andservices with fewer resources, or difficulties grappling witheconomic challenges and technological change, the book teaches howto become an effective leader and skillful strategist in order torespond to a rapidly changing landscape.

Readers will learn to change their thinking about how theyapproach challenges by reframing their purpose, role, and functionas leaders. Each chapter includes specific concepts and tools thatcan be used to tackle the most complex campus issues and developeffective plans of action. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage financial resources and supervise staffeffectively
  • Advocate for specific students while still recognizingdiversity and maintaining service to all
  • Adapt to institutional culture, ethics, values, and changesin leadership
  • Use technology as a tool to effect change on campus

By applying shared foundations, ethical principles, a richknowledge base, and experience, student affairs professionals candevelop powerful strategies to confront and resolve vexingproblems. With extensive examples and case studies that cover awide array of issues, this book is an essential read for thoselooking to make a real difference in the lives of their studentsand the health of their institutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118647523
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/15/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret J. Barr is professor emeritus in the School ofEducation and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Shereceived the Distinguished Achievement Award from the NASPAFoundation in 2012 and is the author of Budgets and FinancialManagement in Higher Education with George S. McClellan andCritical Issues for Student Affairs with Arthur Sandeen.

George S. McClellan is the vice chancellor for StudentAffairs and Enrollment Management at IndianaUniversity–Purdue University Fort Wayne. McClellan is theeditor of The Handbook for College Athletics and RecreationManagement with Chris King and Donald L. Rockey, Jr. and TheHandbook for Student Affairs Administration, Third Edition,with Jeremy Stringer. He writes a column in The Chronicle ofHigher Education on career issues in student affairs.

Arthur Sandeen is a professor of educational leadershipat the University of Florida. He received the John L. BlackburnDistinguished Service Award from the NASPA Foundation in 2014 andis the author of Enhancing Leadership in Colleges andUniversities, Enhancing Student Engagement on Campus, andImproving Leadership in Student Affairs Administration.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments ix

About the Authors xi

1. Using Foundational Documents and Ethics in Our Work 1

2. Applying Theory, Literature, and Data to Practice 33

3. Using Resources to Effect Change 53

4. Utilizing Technology in Search of Success 79

5. Advocating for Some Students While Serving All Students 103

6. Fulfilling Our Responsibilities as Educators 133

7. Reframing Our Professional Practice as Institutional Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Change Agents 163

8. Looking Toward the Future 185

References 201

Cases 212

Statutes 212

Index 215

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