Rethinking Student Affairs Practice / Edition 1

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Emerging Competencies in Student Affairs analyzes competencies which are currently being explored and developed in a student affairs context. The authors introduce research and scholarship on each competency, practical guidelines on how to apply that competency effectively, and tools for the educator to use when developing their own skill in each field. The book covers competencies such as leadership, entrepreneurship, resource development, multicultural competence, and technological competence.

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What People Are Saying

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"This book offers a powerful catalyst for conversation, challenging us in the student affairs profession to think deeply and differently about the 'what,' 'how' and 'why' of our work. I will read sections of this book with my colleagues and together we will use our learning to transform our organization."—Larry D. Roper, vice provost for student affairs, Oregon State University

 "Rethinking Student Affairs Practice does for student affairs what The Fifth Discipline and Peter Senge did for the corporate sector and learning organizations. It makes you think, both differently and better.”—Jerrold L. Stein, dean of students, Stony Brook University

 "I loved this book and will be using it in the future. It will be particularly valuable for students of higher education and entry-level professionals to read and learn new ways to think and lead our institutions to greater effectiveness."—Frances Lucas, president, Millsaps College

 "This is the book all student affairs professionals need to read. It provides the basis for 'visioning the future' of all that we do in student affairs." —Doug Woodard, professor of higher education, University of Arizona

 "Are you a duck or a rabbit? This book challenges you to see more and think more about our work and the lost potential when one limits the dimensions of our humanity. A must for every student affairs professional who is asking, what's next and how do I make a difference?”—Gregory Roberts, executive director and senior operating officer, American College Personnel Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787962142
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/5/2004
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,046,024
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick G. Love serves as associate professor of higher education in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology at New York University.
sandra m. estanek is assistant professor of graduate education and leadership and director of the master’s program in College Student Personnel Administration at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

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Table of Contents

1 Conceptual Framework: Lessons from the New Science 1
Pt. 1 Seeing Processes Differently How We Work 27
2 Pervasive Leadership 29
3 Intrapreneurship: Pervasive Leadership in Action 67
4 Developing an Assessment Mindset 83
Pt. 2 Seeing Resources Differently: What We Work With 119
5 Rethinking Resources 121
6 Technology as Brush, Paint, and Artist 153
Pt. 3 Seeing Beyond the Horizon: Emerging Competencies 171
7 Adopting a Global Perspective 173
8 Futures Forecasting 187
9 Rethinking Reviewed: Mindsets and Actions 207
References 217
Index 227
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