Linking Theory to Practice Case Studies for Working with College Students

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2012-03-05
  • Publisher: Routledge
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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

Author Biography

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

Prefacep. ix
The Role of Theory in a Practical Worldp. 1
Theory and Practice in Student Affairsp. 12
Analyzing a Casep. 31
Take Back the Night: A Gauge of the Climate for Women on Campusp. 35
Cases in Organization and Administrationp. 48
Less Drinking or Professional Sinking?p. 49
Strategic Program Planning: Retooling an Initiative to Reach Its Potentialp. 54
Academic Preparedness and Degree Completion: West Tisbury State Universityp. 58
Politically Driven Assessment Findingsp. 63
Conflict of Interests: Using Information From Outside the Processp. 67
Student Dissent at Warren Community Collegep. 71
American West Meets Assessment Woesp. 76
Cases in Admissionsp. 81
All Things are Not Equal: College Access and Support for Students of Colorp. 83
Last Minute Admission Changes at Central State Universityp. 87
Managing Enrollments or Enrollments Managing? Adjusting Standards to Fill Seatsp. 92
The Applicant Everyone Knows (and Hates!)p. 97
Crafting a Diverse Class in Difficult Timesp. 101
The News No One Wants to Hear (Especially When on Vacation!)p. 105
Cases in Advising and Counselingp. 109
Identity Confusion on Study Abroad in South Africap. 110
Just a Friendly Tutorp. 114
Supporting Online Learners at Interurban Universityp. 118
Student and Academic Affairs Collaboration on Advisingp. 124
Same-Sex Domestic Violence Reporting on Campusp. 127
Conflict of Communityp. 131
Cases on Academic Issuesp. 135
Remediation at Downtown Community Collegep. 136
Critical Observation or Voyeurism in Study Abroad?p. 141
Racial Dynamics in the College Classroomp. 144
Promoting Young Scientistsp. 148
Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Study Abroad Programsp. 153
"Culture Clash: International Student Incident"p. 158
Transfer Problems at Southeastern Community Collegep. 163
Cases Regarding Identityp. 168
Student Media and the "Satirization" of Native American Lifep. 169
The Growing Presence of Muslim Students at St. Francis Xavier Universityp. 174
Cyberbullying on Campusp. 179
Whose Rights are Right in the Union?p. 184
A First Year Student's Struggle with Identityp. 189
Cases in Campus Lifep. 191
They Won't Fire the Whole Staffp. 193
Campus Climate at Oceanside Universityp. 197
Hiring in the Valleyp. 202
Fighting Words at Carpe Diemp. 207
Intercollegiate Athletics at Clayton Collegep. 213
A Case of Religious Intolerance at Greenwich Universityp. 216
It's Not Just the Weather: A Chilly Climate for Women at Carlford Collegep. 220
About the Editorsp. 225
About the Case Study Authorsp. 226
Case by Case Indexp. 233
Categorical Indexp. 237
General Indexp. 240
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