Serving the Millennial Generation: New Directions for Student Services / Edition 1

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By 2012 total college enrollment is projected to exceed 15.8million, and a new generation of students and their attitudes,beliefs, and behaviors will be in the forefront of this enrollmentboom. Now is the time for student affairs practitioners to considernew learning and service strategies, rethink student developmenttheories, and modify educational environments. This volume providesa foundation for understanding the incoming generation of studentsand to offer suggestions on how to educate and serve them moreeffectively.

This best selling issue is the 106th volume of the Jossey-Basshigher education report New Directions for StudentServices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787976064
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/19/2004
  • Series: J-B SS Single Issue Student Services Series, #68
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,059,658
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Michael D. Coomes, Robert DeBard

1. A Generational Approach to Understanding Students5
Michael D. Coomes, Robert DeBard
This chapter presents a theoretical model of generationalsuccession that demonstrates how the values of one generationinteract with and are influenced by others.

2. Understanding the Historical and Cultural Influences ThatShape Generations 17
Michael D. Coomes
History and popular culture are discussed as useful lenses forunderstanding how a generation is shaped.

3. Millennials Coming to College 33
Robert DeBard
The thematic elements and demographic characteristics of theMillennial generation are discussed.

4. Constructions of Student Development Across theGenerations 47
C. Carney Strange
This chapter explores how generational differences influencethe understandings, emphases, and applications of studentdevelopment theory.

5. Teaching, Learning, and Millennial Students 59
Maureen E. Wilson
Using the literature on teaching and learning in collegeclassrooms, this chapter offers recommendations for enhancingMillennial student learning.

6. Understanding Diversity in Millennial Students73
Ellen M. Broido
A portrait of the diversity present in the Millennialgeneration is offered. Those demographics give student affairspractitioners unique opportunities to address social justiceissues.

7. Student Affairs for a New Generation 87
John Wesley Lowery
The implications of the arrival of Millennial students for thedesign and delivery of student affairs’ programs, services,and divisions are discussed.


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