Rethinking Student Affairs Practice / Edition 1

Rethinking Student Affairs Practice / Edition 1

by Patrick G. Love, Sandra M. Estanek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787962147

ISBN-13: 9780787962142

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Wiley

To be effective managers, student affairs professionals must understand the structures and processes that form the organizational context in which they work, and must be able to work within them. These structures are often characterized by a rigid division of labor and an expectation that good managers can predict the outcomes of their efforts and can and should

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Overview

To be effective managers, student affairs professionals must understand the structures and processes that form the organizational context in which they work, and must be able to work within them. These structures are often characterized by a rigid division of labor and an expectation that good managers can predict the outcomes of their efforts and can and should exercise control over the inputs. However, to be effective leaders, they must be able to perceive new possibilities beyond those structures and expectations. How can they do both?

Rethinking Student Affairs Practice offers an answer to that question. Love and Estanek challenge their readers to perceive their responsibilities, institutions, and relationships through multiple lenses. They have developed a model for change based in four concepts that will help their readers do this. The four concepts are valuing dualisms, transcending paradigms, recognizing connectedness, and embracing paradox.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787962142
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Conceptual Framework: Lessons from the New Science1
Part 1Seeing Processes Differently: How We Work27
2Pervasive Leadership29
3Intrapreneurship: Pervasive Leadership in Action67
4Developing an Assessment Mindset83
Part 2Seeing Resources Differently: What We Work With119
5Rethinking Resources121
6Technology as Brush, Paint, and Artist153
Part 3Seeing Beyond the Horizon: Emerging Competencies171
7Adopting a Global Perspective173
8Futures Forecasting187
9Rethinking Reviewed: Mindsets and Actions207
References217
Index227

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