The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration (Sponsored by NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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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.

Author Biography

George S. McClellan is vice chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. He has served in a variety of student affairs positions at different types of higher education institutions and is the author or editor of articles, book chapters, and monographs on student affairs topics.

Jeremy Stringer is the founder and current program director of the Student Development Administration Master's Program at Seattle University. His career has spanned the realms of academics and students affairs, including serving as vice president for student development and associate provost. He recently served as the national chair of the Faculty Fellows of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
The Authors
Contexts Of Professional Practice
From the People Up: A Brief History of Student Affairs Administration
The Importance of Institutional Mission
Institutional Governance and the Interests of Students
Understanding Campus Environments
Fiscal Pressures on Higher Education and Student Affairs
Internationalization in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Frameworks For Professional Practice
Using Refl ection to Reframe Theory-to-Practice in Student Affairs
Maintaining and Modeling Everyday Ethics in Student Affairs
Applying Professional Standards
Professional Associations in Student Affairs
Students: The Reason For Our Professional Practice
The Changing Student Population
Continuing the Journey Toward Multicultural Campus Communities
Helping Students with Health and Wellness Issues
Supporting Online Students
Human Resources In Professional Practice
The Dynamics of Organizational Models Within Student Affairs
Effective Management of Human Capital in Student Affairs
Middle Managers: Roles and Responsibilities Spanning the Student Affairs Career
Professional Development as Lifelong Learning
Doctoral Education and Beyond
Interpersonal Dynamics In Professional Practice
Supporting and Enhancing Student Learning Through Partnerships with Academic Colleagues
The Political Environment of the Student Affairs Administrator
Developing Effective Relationships on Campus and in the Community
Understanding and Managing Conflict
Skills And Competencies Of Professional Practice
Budgeting and Fiscal Management for Student Affairs
Legal Issues in Student Affairs
Implementing Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Development
Program Planning and Implementation
Facilities Planning and Development
Technology: Innovations and Implications
Responding to Campus Crisis
Epilogue: Continuing the Conversation
Name Index
Subject Index
Figures, Tables, And Exhibits
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