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Framed by an overview of theories that guide student affairs practice, this book presents cases challenging an array of problems that student affairs personnel face, such as racial diversity, campus violence, alcohol abuse, and student activism. The revised edition replaces nearly eighty percent of the existing cases with new content on student affairs issues that reflect the complexity of today's environment at colleges and universities, including crisis management, the global context, and the expanded use of new technologies and online social networking. The fully updated edition includes new references, expanded theory with an increased emphasis on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and three new chapters on admissions, assessment, and athletics. An excellent teaching tool, this book challenges students to consider multiple overlapping issues within a single case study. The book is also intended for student affairs workshops or for new or experienced professionals in student affairs. Features include: A two-part structure that sets the stage for case study methods and links student affairs theory with practical applications Cases set in a wide variety of institution types and locations Over 30 complex case studies reflecting the multifaceted issues student affairs professionals face in today's college university environment
Frances K. Stage is Professor of Higher and Postsecondary Education at New York University. Steven M. Hubbard is Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Director of Student Affairs at the McGhee Division, New York University.
Table of Contents
|The Role of Theory in a Practical World||p. 1|
|Theory and Practice in Student Affairs||p. 12|
|Analyzing a Case||p. 31|
|Take Back the Night: A Gauge of the Climate for Women on Campus||p. 35|
|Cases in Organization and Administration||p. 48|
|Less Drinking or Professional Sinking?||p. 49|
|Strategic Program Planning: Retooling an Initiative to Reach Its Potential||p. 54|
|Academic Preparedness and Degree Completion: West Tisbury State University||p. 58|
|Politically Driven Assessment Findings||p. 63|
|Conflict of Interests: Using Information From Outside the Process||p. 67|
|Student Dissent at Warren Community College||p. 71|
|American West Meets Assessment Woes||p. 76|
|Cases in Admissions||p. 81|
|All Things are Not Equal: College Access and Support for Students of Color||p. 83|
|Last Minute Admission Changes at Central State University||p. 87|
|Managing Enrollments or Enrollments Managing? Adjusting Standards to Fill Seats||p. 92|
|The Applicant Everyone Knows (and Hates!)||p. 97|
|Crafting a Diverse Class in Difficult Times||p. 101|
|The News No One Wants to Hear (Especially When on Vacation!)||p. 105|
|Cases in Advising and Counseling||p. 109|
|Identity Confusion on Study Abroad in South Africa||p. 110|
|Just a Friendly Tutor||p. 114|
|Supporting Online Learners at Interurban University||p. 118|
|Student and Academic Affairs Collaboration on Advising||p. 124|
|Same-Sex Domestic Violence Reporting on Campus||p. 127|
|Conflict of Community||p. 131|
|Cases on Academic Issues||p. 135|
|Remediation at Downtown Community College||p. 136|
|Critical Observation or Voyeurism in Study Abroad?||p. 141|
|Racial Dynamics in the College Classroom||p. 144|
|Promoting Young Scientists||p. 148|
|Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Study Abroad Programs||p. 153|
|"Culture Clash: International Student Incident"||p. 158|
|Transfer Problems at Southeastern Community College||p. 163|
|Cases Regarding Identity||p. 168|
|Student Media and the "Satirization" of Native American Life||p. 169|
|The Growing Presence of Muslim Students at St. Francis Xavier University||p. 174|
|Cyberbullying on Campus||p. 179|
|Whose Rights are Right in the Union?||p. 184|
|A First Year Student's Struggle with Identity||p. 189|
|Cases in Campus Life||p. 191|
|They Won't Fire the Whole Staff||p. 193|
|Campus Climate at Oceanside University||p. 197|
|Hiring in the Valley||p. 202|
|Fighting Words at Carpe Diem||p. 207|
|Intercollegiate Athletics at Clayton College||p. 213|
|A Case of Religious Intolerance at Greenwich University||p. 216|
|It's Not Just the Weather: A Chilly Climate for Women at Carlford College||p. 220|
|About the Editors||p. 225|
|About the Case Study Authors||p. 226|
|Case by Case Index||p. 233|
|Categorical Index||p. 237|
|General Index||p. 240|
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