Advising Student Groups and Organizations / Edition 1 available in Paperback
--Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Student organization advisors play an increasingly important role on campus. Advising Student Groups and Organizations provides the knowledge base and skills advisers need to improve their effectiveness. From the rewards and challenges of advising student groups to the specific knowledge, skills and qualities advisers need on a daily basis, this comprehensive overview offers advisers both theoretical and practical guidelines. Readers will learn to motivate leaders, provide academic and career assistance, tackle budget and accounting issues and more.
About the Author
NORBERT W. DUNKEL is the associate vice president forstudent affairs at the University of Florida.
JOHN H. SCHUH is director of the School of Education atIowa State University, where he also is distinguished professor ofeducation and director of the university’s Emerging LeadersAcademy.
NANCY E. CHRYSTAL-GREEN is the director of StudentActivities and Involvement at the University of Florida.
Table of ContentsPart One: What Advising Offers and Requires
1. Challenges and Rewards of Advising
2. Overview of Student Groups and Organizations
Part Two: Essential Knowledge and Skills
3. Roles and Functions of Advisers
4. Understanding Group Dynamics
5. Providing Academic and Career Assistance
6. Representing Group and Institutional Interests
7. Financial Management and Budgeting
8. Keeping up with Legal Issues
9. Dealing with Conflicts and Other Problems
Part Three: Supporting and Improving Practice
10. Ensuring Quality in Advising
11. Developing and Increasing Personal Effectiveness