9780761834236

Where You Work Matters

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    9780761834236

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    0761834230

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  • Copyright: 3/30/2006
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
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Summary

This volume challenges the widely held assumption that the professional practice of student affairs administration transcends the influence of organizational culture. Based on data and commentaries from more than 1,100 practitioners, this book describes how the experience of student affairs administrators varies by institutional type. The findings paint a multifaceted and integrated portrait of the profession. For instance, the standard bearers at liberal art colleges share as much in common with the generalists at comprehensive institutions as they do with the interpreters at religiously affiliated campuses. The specialists at research universities are juxtaposed against the producers at community colleges, however they have closer ties to the change agents at Hispanic-serving institutions. The work of the guardians at historically Black colleges and universities is linked to practice at both liberal arts and community colleges. Where You Work Matters offers current and future administrators a greater appreciation for the vibrancy and complexity of the student affairs profession.

Author Biography

Joan B. Hirt is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech

Table of Contents

ACPA Books and Media Editorial Board iv
List of Tables ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xvii
Chapter One What Do We Really Know About Student Affairs Work 1(18)
Higher Education in the United States
2(4)
The Literature on the Profession
6(3)
What We Need to Learn About the Student Affairs Profession
9(1)
The Studies
10(5)
The Calendar Study
10(1)
The National Survey Study
11(1)
The Community College Studies (Case Study and Follow-Up Study)
12(1)
The Association Study
13(1)
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Study
14(1)
The Hispanic Serving Institutions Study
15(1)
Some Caveats
15(2)
Conclusion
17(2)
Chapter Two The Standard Bearers: Student Affairs Professionals at Liberal Arts Colleges 19(20)
Historical Evolution
20(3)
The Nature of the Liberal Arts College Campus
23(3)
Mission
23(2)
Faculty
25(1)
Students
26(1)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
26(6)
The Work Environment
27(2)
The Pace of Work
29(2)
How Work Gets Done
31(1)
The Nature of Relationships
32(4)
The Nature of Rewards
36(1)
Conclusions
36(3)
Chapter Three The Interpreters: Professional Life at Religiously Affiliated Institutions 39(22)
Historical Evolution
40(2)
The Nature of the Religiously Affiliated College Campus
42(5)
Mission
43(2)
Faculty
45(1)
Students
46(1)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
47(7)
The Work Environment
47(4)
The Pace of Work
51(2)
How Work Gets Done
53(1)
The Nature of Relationships
54(3)
The Nature of Rewards
57(2)
Conclusions
59(2)
Chapter Four The Generalists: Student Affairs Work at Comprehensive Colleges and Universities 61(24)
Historical Evolution
62(3)
The Nature of the Comprehensive University Campus
65(5)
Mission
66(2)
Faculty
68(1)
Students
69(1)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
70(7)
The Work Environment
72(2)
The Pace of Work
74(2)
How Work Gets Done
76(1)
The Nature of Relationships
77(3)
The Nature of Rewards
80(2)
Conclusions
82(3)
Chapter Five The Specialists: Professional Life at Research Universities 85(24)
Historical Evolution
86(4)
The Nature of the Research University Campus
90(4)
Mission
90(2)
Faculty
92(1)
Students
93(1)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
94(7)
The Work Environment
96(2)
The Pace of Work
98(2)
How Work Gets Done
100(1)
The Nature of Relationships
101(3)
The Nature of Rewards
104(2)
Conclusions
106(3)
Chapter Six The Guardians: Professional Life at Historically Black Colleges and Universities 109(26)
Historical Evolution
110(4)
The Nature of the Historically Black College and University Campus
114(5)
Mission
114(2)
Faculty
116(2)
Students
118(1)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
119(5)
The Work Environment
120(2)
The Pace of Work
122(1)
How Work Gets Done
123(1)
The Nature of Relationships
124(4)
The Nature of Rewards
128(3)
Conclusions
131(4)
Chapter Seven The Producers: Professional Life at Community Colleges 135(24)
Historical Evolution
136(2)
The Nature of the Community College Campus
138(7)
Mission
139(3)
Faculty
142(1)
Students
143(2)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
145(1)
The Work Environment
146(6)
The Pace of Work
149(2)
How Work Gets Done
151(1)
The Nature of Relationships
152(3)
The Nature of Rewards
155(2)
Conclusions
157(2)
Chapter Eight The Change Agents: Student Affairs Administration at Hispanic-Serving Institutions 159(26)
Historical Evolution
160(1)
The Nature of the Hispanic-Serving Institution Campus
161(7)
Mission
162(2)
Faculty and Staff
164(2)
Students
166(2)
The Nature of Student Affairs Work
168(7)
The Work Environment
170(2)
The Pace of Work
172(2)
How Work Gets Done
174(1)
The Nature of Relationships
175(3)
The Nature of Rewards
178(3)
Conclusions
181(4)
Chapter Nine Where You Work Matters 185(26)
How Student Affairs Administration Differs by Institutional Type
186(16)
The Standard Bearers at Liberal Arts Institutions
186(6)
The Interpreters at Religiously Affiliated Institutions
192(2)
The Generalists at Comprehensive Institutions
194(1)
The Specialists at Research Universities
195(2)
The Guardians at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
197(1)
The Producers of the Community Colleges
198(2)
The Change Agents at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
200(2)
Implications for Practice at the Graduate Preparation Level
202(3)
Implications for the Hiring and Recruiting Process
205(2)
Implications for Professional Development Programs
207(1)
Conclusion
208(3)
References 211(12)
About the Author 223

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