Technology in Student Affairs: Issues, Applications, and Trends

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to technology in student affairs. Many student affairs divisions have introduced advanced information and computer technology into their programs in response to the increasing economic constraints facing American colleges and universities today. Advanced technology in student affairs can reduce overhead costs and increase output despite personnel reductions. This book is designed to assist student affairs practitioners, graduate students, and graduate preparation program ...

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Overview

This book provides a comprehensive guide to technology in student affairs. Many student affairs divisions have introduced advanced information and computer technology into their programs in response to the increasing economic constraints facing American colleges and universities today. Advanced technology in student affairs can reduce overhead costs and increase output despite personnel reductions. This book is designed to assist student affairs practitioners, graduate students, and graduate preparation program faculty members in applying advanced technology to their own programs. Co-published with the American College Personnel Association.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883485023
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/31/1993
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Baier is Professor of Higher Education at the University of North Texas. Thomas S. Strong is Director of Student Services at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
About the Authors
Pt. I An Introduction to Technology in Student Affairs 1
1 The Technology and Information Explosion 3
2 Assessing and Enhancing Technological Competencies of Staff 15
3 A Primer on Information and Computer Technology 27
Pt. II Applications of Technology in Specific Student Affairs Areas 37
4 Academic Advising Programs 39
5 Student Financial Aid 61
6 International Service and Program Offices 71
7 Housing Programs 87
8 Counseling Center Programs 105
9 Teaching-Learning Programs 121
10 Career Planning and Placement Programs 135
11 Student Life, Student Centers, and Student Activities 147
12 Recreational Sports and Wellness Programs 161
13 Student Health Centers 175
14 The Office of the Chief Student Affairs Officer 187
Pt. III Administrative Considerations and Implications for the Future 201
15 Legal Liabilities and Ethical Issues 203
16 Managing Computer Systems and Networks 215
17 Implications for the Future 237
Appendix A: Listing of Resources by Program Area 243
Appendix B: Glossary 257
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