The Professional Student Affairs Administrator

Author: Roger B. Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134944306
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Styled as a complete update to the 1991 book "Administration and Leadership in Student Affairs", this work addresses issues of importance to student affairs professionals. Grounded in human development, learning, leadership, group dynamics, management theories, and social science research and evaluation methods, this book articulates the means for college student affairs administrators to function in the forefront of student learning and personal development initiatives. The book focuses on the three essential roles played by student affairs administrators: as educators who play a significant role in addressing the academic goals of their institutions, as leaders who help to shape the vision of their institution's student affairs practice and education mission, and as managers who are responsible for co-ordinating programs and services, supervising staff, and overseeing university facilities and budgets.

Learning Through Supervised Practice in Student Affairs

Author: Diane L. Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135465525
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Developed for use by graduate students preparing for careers in higher education administration who are enrolled in practicum and internship courses in higher education administration or student affairs programs.

Supervising New Professionals in Student Affairs

Author: Steven M. Janosik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135465444
Format: PDF, ePub
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This handbook explains the rationale behind supervised practice, and addresses design, supervision, and ethical components that are relevant to both faculty teaching supervised practice courses and supervisors overseeing students on-site.

Supporting and Supervising Mid Level Professionals

Author: Larry D. Roper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118328256
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Student service professionals promoted to a supervisory role facethe challenges of supervising career professionals, office staff,graduate students, or undergraduates. Stress and anxiety naturallyaccompany the demands of such a job, particularly in the academicworld, an environment that can require sensitivity to multiculturalissues, supervision by virtual means, and navigation of anoccasionally difficult, opaque hierarchy. The authors of this sourcebook blend research, personal essays,case studies, and their personal experiences to illuminate theneeds and challenges of midlevel supervisors. Topics include: Dynamics of supervision Reflections on building capacity as a supervisor Developing a philosophy of self-authorship Managing conflict from the middle Supervising graduate assistants Effective strategies for virtual supervision Supervising across cultures Case studies in middle management supervision This is the 136th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Student Services. An indispensableresource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students,student counselors, and other student services professionals, NewDirections for Student Services offers guidelines and programs foraiding students in their total development: emotional, social,physical, and intellectual.

First Generation College Students

Author: Lee Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118233956
Format: PDF, Kindle
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FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS "…a concise, manageable, lucid summary of the best scholarship, practices, and future-oriented thinking about how to effectively recruit, educate, develop, retain, and ultimately graduate first-generation students." —from the foreword by JOHN N. GARDNER First-generation students are frequently marginalized on their campuses, treated with benign disregard, and placed at a competitive disadvantage because of their invisibility. While they include 51% of all undergraduates, or approximately 9.3 million students, they are less likely than their peers to earn degrees. Among students enrolled in two-year institutions, they are significantly less likely to persist into a second year. First-Generation College Students offers academic leaders and student affairs professionals a guide for understanding the special challenges and common barriers these students face and provides the necessary strategies for helping them transition through and graduate from their chosen institutions. Based in solid research, the authors describe best practices and include suggestions and techniques that can help leaders design and implement effective curricula, out-of-class learning experiences, and student support services, as well as develop strategic plans that address issues sure to arise in the future. The authors offer an analysis of first-generation student expectations for college life and academics and examine the powerful role cultural capital plays in shaping their experiences and socialization. Providing a template for other campuses, the book highlights programmatic initiatives at colleges around the county that effectively serve first-generation students and create a powerful learning environment for their success. First-Generation College Students provides a much-needed portrait of the cognitive, developmental, and social factors that affect the college-going experiences and retention rates of this growing population of college students.