ISBN-10:
1579229581
ISBN-13:
9781579229580
Pub. Date:
03/28/2014
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
The Strategic Guide to Shaping Your Student Affairs Career

The Strategic Guide to Shaping Your Student Affairs Career

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ISBN-13: 9781579229580
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 483,567
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sonja Ardoin is a learner, educator, and facilitator. Currently serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Boston University, Sonja originates from "Cajun country" and began her higher education career as a first generation student at Louisiana State University, earning a B.S. in Secondary Education. She later attained a M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. Sonja's career path includes experience in student activities, leadership development, community engagement, fraternity and sorority life, student conduct, and academic advising. Sonja stays engaged in the field through presenting, facilitating, and volunteering with national organizations such as NASPA, ACPA, LeaderShape, Zeta Tau Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha, and College Summit. Her research interests include college access and success, low-income populations, leadership, and career strategies; she authored The Strategic Guide to Shaping Your Student Affairs Career (Stylus, 2014). Sonja enjoys traveling, dancing, reading, writing, sports, laughing, and spending time with people she loves.

Marcia B. Baxter Magolda is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Miami University of Ohio and a nationally recognized author and speaker on student development and learning. She received the American College Personnel Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, and the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Research Achievement Award in 2007, for her outstanding contribution to advancing student learning.




Her scholarship addresses the evolution of learning and development in college and subsequent adult life, and educational practice to promote self-authorship. Her seventh and eighth books respectively are Authoring Your Life and Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

1. INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD
Student Demographics on Today’s College Campuses
Student Affairs’ Role on Campuses
Student Affairs By Institutional Type
Student Affairs Structures
Functional Areas
Chapter Summary

2. NEW PROFESSIONALS THROUGH THE MAGNIFYING MIRROR
Who Are You and Your Peers?
What Are Your Ideal Expectations and What Is the Reality?
What Are the Career Themes You Might Want to Consider?
Which Skills Do You Have and Which Ones Are Useful?
In What Areas Should You Focus Your Professional Development?
In What Areas Should You Strive to Be Competent?
Chapter Summary

3. CREATING A STUDENT AFFAIRS CAREER STRATEGY
Intentional and Spontaneous
Reflecting on Your Current Strategy (or Lack Thereof)
Five Career Strategy Components
Chapter Summary

4. LIFELONG LEARNING
Formal Processes of Learning
Informal Processes of Learning
Personal Stories
Chapter Summary

5. THE JOB HUNT AND EXTENDING YOUR EXPERIENCES
The Job Search
Gaining Experience Outside of Your Job Description
Personal Stories
Chapter Summary

6. PLANNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
It Is Your Responsibility
Navigating Professional Development Options
Get Creative
Crafting Your Plan on “Paper”
Personal Stories
Chapter Summary

7. NETWORKING OR CONNECTING
Do You!
Politics
Personal Stories
Chapter Summary

8. SELF-REFLECTION
Do You!
Personal Stories
Chapter Summary

APPENDIX A: Initial Self-Reflection Questions

APPENDIX B: Job Interview Question Examples

APPENDIX C: Professional Development Plan

REFERENCES

READING SUGGESTIONS FOR NEW AND MID-LEVEL STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS FROM YOUR PEERS

AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS

INDEX

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