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This model assumes that the mission of student affairs is entirely separate from academic units. Functional Silos Model The functional silos model organizes functions, services, and programs from a management and leadership approach ...

Author: Linda Kuk

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579225640

Category: Education

Page: 240

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At a time of increasing student diversity, concern about security, demand for greater accountability, and of economic difficulty, what does the future hold for higher education, and how can student affairs organizations adapt to the increasing and changing demands? How can university leaders position existing resources to effectively address these and other emerging challenges with a sense of opportunity rather than dread? How can organizations be redesigned to sustain change while achieving excellence? As student affairs organizations have grown and become increasingly complex in order to meet new demands, they have often emphasized the expansion of their missions to the detriment of focusing on understanding their roles in relationship to other units, to reviewing their cultures and structures, and to considering how they can improve their effectiveness as organizations. This book provides the tools for organizational analysis and sustainability. Intended for practitioners, graduate students, interns and student affairs leaders, this book presents the key ideas and concepts from business-oriented organizational behavior and change theories, and demonstrates how they can be useful in, and be applied to, student affairs practice – and, in particular, how readers can use these theories to sustain change and enhance their organization’s ability to adapt to complex emerging challenges. At the same time it holds to values and perspectives that support the human dimension of organizational life. Recognizing the complexity of today’s organizations and the value of viewing them from multiple perspectives, this book follows the emerging practice of providing three general epistemological perspectives – the Positivist, Social Constructionist, and Postmodernist – for analyzing often paradoxical organizational structures, environments, and behavior. The book explores the environmental context of student affairs, and how the organization interacts with both the internal and external environments; examines the human dimension of organizations, through a review of individual attributes, human need and motivation, social comparison theory and organizational learning theory; presents the dimensions of structure and design theory and discusses why student affairs organizations need to think differently about how they organize their resources; considers the context and process of organizational change, and the dynamics of decision making, power, conflict and communication; addresses the role of assessment and evaluation; and new forms of leadership. Each chapter opens with a case study, and closes with a set of reflective questions. The authors have all served as practitioners within student affairs and now teach and advise graduate students and future leaders in the field.
2012-03-12 By Linda Kuk

For example, the office of alumni relations at John Carroll University, in Cleveland, purchases T-shirts for all new students and welcomes legacy families with a gift basket. Collaborative planning between student affairs and alumni ...

Author: Thomas E. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470880043

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Readers are encouraged to consider fundraising an essential component of their future as student affairs professionals. Chapter topics discussed include The context for development work in student affairs Getting started in student affairs development Student affairs and alumni relations Fundraising for student affairs at comprehensive institutions Entrepreneurialism in student affairs: the Eckerd College Waterfront Program story More than an open door: deploying philanthropy to student access and success in American Community Colleges Suggestions for the path ahead Student affairs divisions need to find ways to support themselves and move toward self-reliance and self-determination. The most important aspect of student affairs practice will always be in the context of institutional frameworks and mission, and it will always be characterized as a collaborative partnership with others. However, the best of student affairs operations will at the same time be characterized as self-sufficient, carrying their own weight--a goal best accomplished through a commitment to development work and fundraising. This volume aims to help student affairs professionals realize that goal. This is the 130th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
2010-06-21 By Thomas E. Miller

New Directions for Student Services Lori E. Varlotta, Barbara C. Jones. different strategies from campuses with a high percentage of resident students who demand comprehensive student activities programs. University leaders must know ...

Author: Lori E. Varlotta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470637753

Category: Education

Page: 91

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This volume is designed to help senior student affairs officers navigate through uncertain economic times. After a broad review of budget models and the leadership potential of the senior officer, we look at the role of student affairs officers in difficult budgeting decisions from several perspectives--from small, private colleges to the experiences of twelve senior student affairs officers at public universities. One chapter describes general revenue-generating and cost-saving strategies that student affairs divisions may consider during cutbacks; another focuses on key aspects of developing a comprehensive communication strategy: a third presents a case study of a single institution through the eyes of the vice president for student affairs. This volume ends with a summary survey of the authors' observations, conclusions, and advice. This is the 129th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
2010-06-21 By Lori E. Varlotta

The purposeofthis chapter istoexplore the integrationof theACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areasfor Student Affairs Practitioners (ACPA/NASPA, 2010)on communitycollege campuses. The competenciesprovide specific skill sets for a ...

Author: C. Casey Ozaki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118930328

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Student affairs and services play a critical role in student learning and success, as well as the level at which community colleges meet institutional outcomes. The evolution of student affairs as a field and recognition of its role in student experiences underscore its importance in the effort to provide quality education to college students. This volume provides a framework for excellence in student affairs work at community colleges, including assessing quality and outcomes for program development and accreditation. The authors explore: Excellence in preparing and developing professionals at multiple stages in their careers Creating and using professional standards and competencies Understanding the role of accreditation in professional practice. The issue also includes a discussion of implications for community college student affairs preparation and practice. This is the 166th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.
2014-06-24 By C. Casey Ozaki

organizational models based on organizational mission and types of institutions, organizational design and structures within student affairs are not and cannot be fixed and permanent, especially in light of the ever-changing demands on ...

Author: George S. McClellan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787997335

Category: Education

Page: 671

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What issues and trends affect higher education and student affairs today? In this fully updated handbook, leading experts discuss the answer to this and other essential questions. They provide a definitive reference for student affairs professionals at all levels of administration and management. The handbook offers specific, practical advice as well as broad approaches to planning and problem solving. It contains modernized discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, institutional governance, understanding campus environments, finance and budgeting, assessment, program planning, staff selection, training and evaluation, and much more.
2009-02-24 By George S. McClellan

In E. Bentrim, G. Henning, & K. YouseyElsener (Eds.), Coordinating student divisional affairs assessment (pp. 133–147). Sterling, VA: Stylus. ... Retrieved from Saldaña, J. (2012).

Author: Gavin W. Henning

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620363386

Category: Education

Page: 356

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With the recognition of the integral role of student affairs in student education, and with stakeholders requiring increasing accountability at a time of tight resources, it has become imperative that staff be familiar with and competent in undertaking assessment. This book provides student affairs staff with the grounding they need to integrate assessment into how they design and monitor the programs, services, and activities they create to contribute to students’ development. This book is intended both as a text for student affairs and higher education master’s programs, and as a practical guide for early career staff who have had little formal preparation in assessment. It can be used for self-study or in professional development workshops. For divisions, departments, or units getting started with assessment, the discussion questions at the end of the chapters can engage staff in the process of developing an effective assessment culture. This book provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of assessment, assuming no prior knowledge, and illustrated throughout with examples of application in student affairs settings. Key elements include: • Takes into account the latest standards and competencies defined by AAC&U, ACPA, AER, CAS, NASPA, and others • Introductory and comprehensive • Provides essential background and theory • Covers preparation, planning and design • Describes the full range of assessment methods • Introduces principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis • Guidance on using and sharing results • Addresses cultivating and sustaining a culture of assessment • Considers ethical and political concerns • Covers use of technology • Illustrated throughout by examples of practice in student affairs.
2016-02-23 By Gavin W. Henning

jurisdictional dispute between a professional school and the student affairs division. However, if this is done too often, it may he a signal to the president that a more basic organizational or personnel change might be necessary.

Author: Roger B. Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134944309

Category: Psychology

Page: 476

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Styled as a complete update to the 1991 book "Administration and Leadership in Student Affairs", this work addresses issues of importance to student affairs professionals. Grounded in human development, learning, leadership, group dynamics, management theories, and social science research and evaluation methods, this book articulates the means for college student affairs administrators to function in the forefront of student learning and personal development initiatives. The book focuses on the three essential roles played by student affairs administrators: as educators who play a significant role in addressing the academic goals of their institutions, as leaders who help to shape the vision of their institution's student affairs practice and education mission, and as managers who are responsible for co-ordinating programs and services, supervising staff, and overseeing university facilities and budgets.
2013-08-21 By Roger B. Winston

services that have been said to serve the broadest spectrum of students in higher education, in addition to serving multiple constituencies (Sandeen,1991) and missions of the collegiate curriculum, vocational training, ...

Author: Aaron Hughey

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623968052

Category: Education

Page: 245

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2014-01-01 By Aaron Hughey

When Lee Upcraft and I wrote our first book about assessment (Upcraft & Schuh, 1996), we asserted that conducting assessment projects was an essential element of student affairs practice. At the time, assessment in student affairs was a ...

Author: John H. Schuh and Associates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047385

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Editor John Schuh and his fellow contributors, all experts in the field, detail the methodological aspects of conducting assessment projects specifically for the student affairs practitioner who is ready to conduct assessment projects, but is not quite sure how to manage their technical aspects. Using a variety of case studies and concrete examples to illustrate various assessment approaches, the authors lead the reader step-by-step through each phase of the assessment process with jargon-free, hands-on guidance.

For many who have been socialized in a more traditional educational approach to student affairs work, including all the authors of this book, the curricular approach may feel revolutionary as it can turn our paradigm for student affairs ...

Author: Kathleen G. Kerr

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620369371

Category: Education

Page: 180

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The curricular approach aligns the mission, goals, outcomes, and practices of a student affairs division, unit, or other unit that works to educate students beyond the classroom with those of the institution, and organizes intentional and developmentally sequenced strategies to facilitate student learning. In this book, the authors explain how to implement a curricular approach for educating students beyond the classroom. The book is based on more than a decade of implementing curricular approaches on multiple campuses, contributing to the scholarship on the curricular approach, and helping many campuses design, implement, and assess their student learning efforts. The curricular approach is rooted in scholarship and the connections between what we know about learning, assessment, pedagogy, and student success. For many who have been socialized in a more traditional programming approach, it may feel revolutionary. Yet, it is also obvious because it is straightforward and simple.
2020-07-07 By Kathleen G. Kerr