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|Author||: John H. Schuh,Susan R. Jones,Shaun R. Harper|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Now in its fifth edition, Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession has been hailed as a classic reference in the field. In this important resource, a new cast of student affairs scholars and practitioners examine the changing context of the student experience in higher education, the evolution of the role of student affairs professionals, and the philosophies, ethics, and theories that guide the practice of student affairs work. The fifth edition covers a broad range of relevant topics including historical roots and development of the profession, philosophies and ethical standards, legal issues, theoretical bases of the profession, organizing and managing student affairs programs, and essential competencies: leadership, multiculturalism, supervision, teaching, counseling and helping skills, advising and consultation, conflict resolution, community development, professionalism, and developing institutional partnerships. It also addresses the future of student affairs practice and how it is informed by student learning outcomes and technology. "The painstakingly thorough coverage of topics important to the profession of student affairs makes this handbook a valuable resource to the scholarly and practice communities of the profession." —John M. Braxton, professor, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University; editor, Journal of College Student Development "Continues three decades of excellence in providing a comprehensive set of resources that provides firm grounding for the higher education student affairs community in all aspects of our profession." —Michael J. Cuyjet, professor, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville "Casts an impressively wide net, thoroughly capturing critical topics and offering a deeply nuanced and technical, yet readily accessible narrative trajectory and study of student affairs in higher education." —Theresa A. Powell, vice president for student affairs, Temple University
|Author||: Susan R. Komives,Dudley B. Woodard, Jr.|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Since it was first published in 1980, Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession has become a classic reference in the field. In the fourth edition of this important resource the contributors'—a stellar panel of student affairs scholars—examine the changing context of the student experience in higher education, the evolution of the role of student affairs professionals, and the philosophies, ethics, and theories that guide the practice of student affairs work. Comprehensive in scope, this book covers a broad range of relevant topics including the development of student affairs, legal and ethical foundations of student affairs practice, student development, learning and retention theories, organizational theory, dynamics of campus environments, strategic planning and finance, information technology in student affairs, managing human resources, multiculturalism, teaching, counseling and helping skills, assessment and evaluation, and new lessons from research on student outcomes.
|Author||: Dafina Lazarus Stewart|
|Editor||: Stylus Publishing, LLC.|
For new professionals in multicultural student services (MSS), this book constitutes a thorough introduction to the structure, organization, and scope of the services and educational mission of these units. For senior practitioners it offers insights for re-evaluating their strategies, and inspiration to explore new possibilities. The book discusses the history and philosophy of MSS units; describes their operation; asserts the need for integration and coherence across the multiple facets of their work and how their role is influenced by the character and type of their institutions; and considers the challenges and opportunities ahead. The theme Building Bridges, Re-Visioning Community reflects the dual role of MSS. They “build bridges” between underrepresented student populations and the broader institutional environment, between different groups of student populations, and across differences in cultural values and traditions. At a time of increasing diversity on campus, their role is also to champion the “re-visioning” or redefinition of what constitutes community in higher education – in other words to reach beyond serving their traditional constituencies to educate for multicultural competence, and advocate for social justice across the campus commons. This book is organized in four sections moving the reader from the past to the present to the future, and from a service mission to an educational one. Part One reviews the purposes for which MSS were created, and the evolution of their vision, concluding an overview of how units perceive their needs and challenges today. Part Two addresses a range of issues – such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation / gender identity, and religion/faith diversity – commonly addressed by MSS, and, in recognizing the tensions inherent in serving such disparate constituencies, advances ideas for bringing greater integration and coherence to their work. Part Three considers how institutional context influences the structure and organization of MSS, and addresses such questions as: Who are they serving? What kind of support services and educational programming can they provide? How broadly or narrowly should they define their role, and can they extend their influence through alliances with other campus units? The book concludes by looking at how MSS can re-vision community to ensure their continued relevance to the college or university community. An ACPA Publication
|Author||: Bruce A. Jacobs,Jillian Kinzie|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
“Do what you can, with what you have, where youare.” Many student affairs divisions are doing just that,leading the way in sustainability education by providing studentswith the knowledge they need to make a positive impact in theirpersonal, civic, and professional lives. This sourcebook provides a primer on how to best organizespecific programs and services as well as overall campus operationsto address the critical challenge of sustainability. Presentingresearch, operational approaches, and personal insights, theauthors enable readers to develop successful programs and services.Practical in nature, the content can be adapted into existing ordeveloping programs for a seamless integration of sustainabilityinto everyday campus life. This is the 137th volume of this Jossey-Bass highereducation quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vicepresidents of student affairs, deans of students, studentcounselors, and other student services professionals, NewDirections for Student Services offers guidelines andprograms for aiding students in their total development: emotional,social, physical, and intellectual.
|Author||: Dr. Shonda R. Jones,Pamela R. Lightsey|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
Transforming Service is a seminal book developed by student services professionals in theological education. This edited volume is new and innovative in that it puts the student services professional and their work with divinity students center-stage. Amid the various and serious changes afoot within the church and academy, there is a need for astute and perceptive expertise to assist professionals and institutions in transforming how to reach, serve, and sustain graduate students in theological education. This book is an offering designed to establish and sustain conversations among student services professionals in theological schools about the nature of the profession and to share wisdom within a rich community of practice that is essential to the success of theological schools. With its rich combination of useful information, reflective instruction on a host of professional leadership issues, and animated narratives on the ways different colleagues address common practices and challenges in their context, Transforming Service is a needed resource to all who engage in theological education.
|Author||: Donna Hardy Cox,C. Carney Strange|
|Editor||: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP|
This incisive and luminescent story, scrupulously grounded in sixteenth-century sources, illuminates the power that "naming" has to create a world - in this case a world still haunted by being the accidental Indies. It is a book about how we perceive and represent the world around us, about the creative and destructive power of language. Through its elaboration of the rich and lively ironies of the Columbus story, The Accidental Indies looks at the nature of storytelling itself.
|Author||: Minnesota. Legislature. Office of the Legislative Auditor. Program Evaluation Division|
|Author||: Michael D. Coomes,Robert DeBard|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
By 2012 total college enrollment is projected to exceed 15.8 million, and a new generation of students and their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors will be in the forefront of this enrollment boom. Now is the time for student affairs practitioners to consider new learning and service strategies, rethink student development theories, and modify educational environments. This volume provides a foundation for understanding the incoming generation of students and to offer suggestions on how to educate and serve them more effectively. This best selling issue is the 106th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education report New Directions for Student Services.
|Author||: Dudley Woodard|
The fiscal roller coaster of the 1970s and 1980s prompted many institutions of higher education to tighten their budgets by reducing, consolidating, and merging programs, which reduced human resources and operating costs. The "fiscal woes" lamented by the higher education community has not led to any broad-based support but rather has heightened the public debate over the efficiency and effectiveness of higher education. For higher education to reclaim the public's trust, it must undergo a fundamental restructuring—a shift from an institutional acquisition entrepreneurial model to a student-centered learning model. As more institutions begin to shift their focus to student learning, the question for student affairs practitioners becomes: How will student services change during restructuring? This volume of New Directions for Student Services focuses on budgeting as a policy tool for restructuring. Each chapter is written from the perspective of the changing conditions in higher education, that is, moving beyond cost containment through reductions and combinations toward accountability and effectiveness through restructuring. This is the 70th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
|Author||: Melanie J. Guentzel,Becki Elkins Nesheim|
This volume identifies the needs of graduate and professional students (a demographic historically underepresented by student affairs professionals) and advises how student services professionals help these students address their needs. Traditionally, the psychological aspects of the graduate and professional student experience have fell on academic departments or the graduate college. An increasing number of student services professionals, however, are now including the graduate and professional student under their umbrella of service. This volume is a response to the demand from these professionals for more research based information and advice addressing the needs of these graduate and professional students. This is the 115th volume of New Directions for Student Services, a quarterly journal published by Jossey-Bass. Click here to view the entire list of New Directions Student Services titles.
|Author||: Anne S. Pruitt-Logan|
The central theme of this volume of New Directions for Student Services is the graduate student experience. It has been assumed that because graduate students have completed undergraduate degrees, they have developed to the point where they can handle the new responsibilities of graduate study on their own. Moreover, because graduate study is characterized as "trial by fire," systems of support are seen as unnecessary. Although there have always been those who have been alert to the attention these students need, it has often been left to chance. This book brings together in one place a discussion of issues and needs from the points of view of both graduate education and student affairs. Drawing on the research and practical experiences of leading scholars, the book leads off with excerpts from a graduate student's diary and then reviews the current landscape of graduate education. The challenge to graduate education and student affairs concludes the volume. This is the 72nd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
|Author||: Heidi Levine,Susan R. Stock|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
In recent years, there has been heightened attention paid to the mental health needs of college students, the range and scope of these issues, and the challenges related to providing mental health services. Counseling center data, changing legal mandates and anecdotal reports from senior practitioners all point to the growing complexity of managing these issues. This volume examines clinical issues for student affairs professionals beyond the counseling center– addressing how campuses can be prepared for and respond to mental health issues. It helps readers cultivate a community-centered understanding of and sense of shared responsibility for promoting mental health, knowledge about best practices for service provision, and strategies for dealing with mental health issues pertaining to specific student populations and issues within the environment. Topics covered include: Contextual and foundational information related to current student mental health trends, Mental health aspects of certain populations including military-connected students, students on the autism spectrum, and international student, Bigger-picture, systemic issues related to mental health faced by colleges and universities, and Future directions of mental health on campuses. This is the 156th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. 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.
|Author||: Michael D. Coomes|
Every aspect of campus life is affected by federal policy. The federal government has become a significant force in the creation of individual campus policies. Student affairs administrators must understand the nature of this federal intervention. This volume of New Directions for Student Services provides an overview of the development of federal intervention and how the rationale for that involvement has changed over time. The laws affecting student life on campus are also examined to help student affairs administrators understand the various mandates they must comply with on a daily basis. This sourcebook also explains the federal policy process so that campus administrators can more effectively exercise their rights to influence that process. Strategies are provided for administrators who must implement federal mandates on campus, as well as warnings to be on guard against the loss of their liberties by overzealous federal enforcers. This is the 68th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
|Author||: Robert D. Reason,Ellen M. Broido,Tracy Davis,Nancy J. Evans|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954) called us as student affairs professionals to reconsider and reaffirm our commitment to social justice. This issue is a call to action to student affairs professionals who are working as social justice allies, those with a commitment to make their college campuses a place where all community members are respected, validated, and fostered in developing their full potential. This issue encourages the development of ally attitudes and action in both students and student affairs colleagues. It first presents the conceptual foundation for social justice ally development and then covers in depth the strategies for the development of social justice behaviors in specific dominant group members. In each case, we have intentionally enlisted voices of authors who identify with the dominant and target groups on which the chapter focuses. This is the 110th 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.
|Author||: Jerry Price|
Here's a breakthrough sourcebook that not only argues that student affairs professionals need to assume leadership roles in campus facilities issues, but also provides step-by-step guidelines in building a successful facility project from the first brainstorming session to the final coat of paint. Editor Jerry Price, dean of students at Drake University, and contributors from all walks of the student affairs profession demonstrate that student affairs professionals are in a unique position of understanding the role of the campus in environment in students' lives. Chapters explore balancing multiple needs through innovative facility design, options for financing residence hall renovation and construction, and the relationship between housing programs and facilities and the institution's education mission. Applicable information on assembling the project team, the role of communication, and ten key lessons for facilities planning, renovation, and building are also presented. Lessons learned in the field are explored as well. The UConn 2000 Initiative Case Study tells the story of one institution's success in developing and implementing a public policy initiative that would lead to billions of dollars in renewed investment in the university's core infrastructure. Student affairs professionals live with students, see how they interact with one another, hear why they picked this particular school, and listen to the reasons they are succeeding or failing. Their education and experience lie in understanding how residence halls, student unions, dining services, recreation and wellness centers, and campus grounds each affect students' experience in different ways. This book demonstrates conclusively that the valuable expertise of student affairs professionals is therefore critical to ensuring that campus facilities projects ultimately achieve their intended goals.
|Author||: John H. Schuh and Associates|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
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.
|Author||: Ken Marlborough|