New Directions for Student Services, Consumers, Adversaries and Partners: Working with the Families of Undergraduates, No. 94 Summer 2001 / Edition 1

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A comprehensive resource for the legal context for interacting withfamilies of students, this volume is also a philosophicalexamination of the increasing levels of expectation andparticipation families have in the student's college experience.Parents, stepparents, grandparents, and others who serve asguardians of college students are challenging administrators toaddress their concerns in a variety of areas, including admissionsand financial aid processes, orientation programs, residence life,and alumni and development activities. Institutions can respond bydefining the role of the family in the campus community andarticulating student success as the basis for interactions. Thisvolume presents effective strategies for student servicesprofessionals to collaborate and coordinate in creating aconsistent message of engagement for the families of today'scollege students.

This is the 94th issue of the Jossey-Bass series NewDirections for Student Services.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787957865
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: J-B SS Single Issue Student Services Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 95
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Notes (Bonnie V. Daniel, B. Ross Scott).

1. Understanding Family Involvement in the College ExperienceToday (Bonnie V. Daniel, Scott G. Evans, B. Ross Scott).
With the parents of today's college students challengingtraditional policies and philosophical approaches to studentdevelopment, administrators must develop a consistent andcoordinated message that meets their changing needs.

2. Parental Involvement in Admissions and Financial Aid (DouglasK. Lange, Michael E. Stone).
Increasing involvement of parents in admissions and financial aidprocesses expands the role of these two functional areas beyondsimple enrollment goals.

3. More Than Punch and Cookies: A New Look at Parent OrientationPrograms (Karen Levin Coburn, Bill Woodward).
This chapter presents novel approaches to parent orientationprograms that are based on emerging family constellations and thechanging expectations of parents.

4. Family-Friendly FERPA Policies: Affirming ParentalPartnerships (Kent M. Weeks).
Offering a historical perspective, this chapter describes howamendments to the legislation continue to redefine therelationships among parents, institutions, and students.

5. Balancing the Role of Parents in the Residential Community(James F. Conneely, Claire Good, Kristi Perryman).
This chapter examines the issues associated with familialinvolvement in a residential community and offers strategies forfostering positive relationships with parents.

6. Partnering with Families Through Institutional Advancement(Dion McInnis).
Increased involvement of alumni and development offices withparents suggests the need for student affairs professionals tocoordinate messages, programs, and services with their colleaguesin advancement.

7. The President's Role in Partnering with Parents (Dennis C.Golden).
Because the impact of parental involvement extends beyond studentaffairs, a consistent message regarding the role of families on thecampus must emanate from senior leadership and apply to all areasof administration.

8. Why Parents of Undergraduates Matter to Higher Education (B.Ross Scott, Bonnie V. Daniel).
This chapter highlights the significant themes of this volume andprovides resources for higher education professionals seeking toimprove familial involvement on their campus.


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