Student Academic Services (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series): An Integrated Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

With contributions from a stellar panel of student services experts, Student Academic Services is a comprehensive resource that addresses the intricacies of today's academy and provides a hands-on guide to the expanded and complex functions of today's student academic services. This helpful book offers an in-depth examination of the most effective models, current practices, and trends in student services. The authors explore highly integrated student academic services practices from various campuses that reflect a holistic, interdependent approach to assessing and addressing the needs of students, and they offer a selection of effective management tools for assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Student Academic Services includes a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics such as

  • Advances in information technology to make services available
  • A model for a comprehensive, integrated career services unit
  • A systematic and strategic view of academic advising
  • The creation of accurate, secure, and accessible academic records
  • The growth of financial aid and scholarship services
  • The challenges of helping a diverse student body achieve success
  • Integration of online student academic services
  • Management of change in student academic services
  • Future trends in student services
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787961022
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/8/2003
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. Kramer is associate dean of student academic and advisement services and professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at Brigham Young University. He formerly served as president of the National Academic Advising Association and won the Virginia Gordon Award for Excellence in Advising in 1994.

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In recent years, the nature of higher education has undergone profound changes especially in the areas of curriculum, learning methodologies, and the demographics of the student population. These changes have created a demand for customized and personalized student services.

With contributions from a stellar panel of student services experts, Student Academic Services is a comprehensive resource that addresses the intricacies of today's academy and provides a hands-on guide to the expanded and complex functions of today's student academic services. This helpful book offers an in-depth examination of the most effective models, current practices, and trends in student services.

The authors explore highly integrated student academic services practices from various campuses that reflect a holistic, interdependent approach to assessing and addressing the needs of students, and they offer a selection of effective management tools for assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Student Academic Services includes a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics such as

  • Advances in information technology to make services available
  • A model for a comprehensive, integrated career services unit
  • A systematic and strategic view of academic advising
  • The creation of accurate, secure, and accessible academic records
  • The growth of financial aid and scholarship services
  • The challenges of helping a diverse student body achieve success
  • Integration of online student academic services
  • Management of change in student academic services
  • Future trends in student services

Student Academic Services offers the critical information providers need to deliver quality, timely, comprehensive, and accurate academic services to help students succeed and thrive in an academic setting.

With contributions from a stellar panel of student services experts, Student Academic Services is a comprehensive resource that addresses the intricacies of today's academy and provides a hands-on guide to the expanded and complex functions of today's student academic services. This helpful book offers an in-depth examination of the most effective models, current practices, and trends in student services. The authors explore highly integrated student academic services practices from various campuses that reflect a holistic, interdependent approach to assessing and addressing the needs of students, and they offer a selection of effective management tools for assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Student Academic Services includes a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics such as

  • Advances in information technology to make services available
  • A model for a comprehensive, integrated career services unit
  • A systematic and strategic view of academic advising
  • The creation of accurate, secure, and accessible academic records
  • The growth of financial aid and scholarship services
  • The challenges of helping a diverse student body achieve success
  • Integration of online student academic services
  • Management of change in student academic services
  • Future trends in student services

The Editor
Gary L. Kramer is associate dean of student academic and advisement services and professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at Brigham Young University. He formerly served as president of the National Academic Advising Association and won the Virginia Gordon Award for Excellence in Advising in 1994.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

The Authors.

PART ONE: Taking a Strategic Approach to StudentDevelopment.

1. Stimulating and Supporting Student Learning (Roger B.Winston, Jr.).

2. Student Academic Services: Models, Current Practices, andTrends (Darlene Burnett, Diana Oblinger).

3. The Interrelationship of Student Academic Services (John H.Schuh).

PART TWO: Profiles of Student Academic Services.

4. Enrollment Management and Conceptual Underpinnings (JimBlack).

5. The Assessment of Readiness for Student Learning in College(Gary W. Peterson, James P. Sampson, Jr., Janet G. Lenz).

6. New Student Orientation in the Twenty-First Century:Individualized, Dynamic, and Diverse (Bonita C. Jacobs).

7. Course Planning and Registration (Louise Lonabocker, J. JamesWager).

8. Career Interventions: Facilitating Strategic Academic andCareer Planning (Robert C. Reardon, Jill A. Lumsden).

9. Supporting Student Planning (Virginia N. Gordon, Gary L.Kramer).

10. Applying Quality Educational Principles to Academic Advising(Elizabeth G. Creamer, Don G. Creamer, Kimberly S. Brown).

11. The Essential Academic Record (W. W. (Tim) Washburn, Gene F.Priday).

12. Student Financial Services (Rita R. Owens, Bernard A.Pekala).

PART THREE: New Directions for Practice.

13. Comprehensive Academic Support for Students During the FirstYear of College (Joseph B. Cuseo).

14. Responding to Students' Needs (Carmy Carranza, Steven C.Ender).

15. Student Diversity and Academic Services: Balancing the Needsof All Students (Vasti Torres).

16. Putting Academic Services On-Line (Sally M. Johnstone,Patricia A. Shea).

17. Promoting and Sustaining Change (Earl H. Potter III).

18. Student-Centered Academic Services (George D. Kuh, AnthonyM. English, Sara E. Hinkle).

19. Developing Providers (Diane Foucar-Szocki, Rick Larson,Randy Mitchell).

20. Leading Student Academic Services in the Twenty-FirstCentury (Gary L. Kramer).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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