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Student Services. A Handbook for the Profession. 6th Edition

  • ID: 3642868
  • Book
  • 640 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Now in its sixth edition, Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession is a classic and comprehensive primer for students in master′s degree graduate preparation programs in student affairs. Top scholars and practitioners deliver the fundamentals in a comprehensive and accessible way to give readers an in–depth understanding of the student affairs profession as well as the realities of contemporary practice in student affairs administration. This fully revised and updated Sixth Edition features:

  • New chapters addressing campus climate, student retention and institutional success, social media, crisis management, and embracing difference through programming
  • Updated material more closely aligned with curriculum and reflecting the most current scholarship
  • Twenty new expert contributors who bring fresh perspective to a variety of critical issues

For the most complete overview of the foundations, philosophies, ethics, and theories guiding today′s student affairs professional, look no further than Student Services, Sixth Edition.

"Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession is a rich addition to the bookshelf of anyone embarking upon a career in student affairs. It builds on the comprehensive nature of previous editions but integrates important updates and perspectives on more current and urgent issues, posing questions and activities at the end of each chapter."
DEBORA L. LIDDELL, professor and chair, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa; editor, Journal of College Student Development

"In the field of higher education, opportunities continue to grow while the challenges become more complex. Student Services (aka ′The Green Book′) offers unique and actionable content that contextualizes current issues, with a special focus on the need to alternate between theory and practice. The authors highlight the primacy of the role of Student Affairs for the successful transition to a 21st–century higher education model. In this Sixth Edition, Student Services encourages us to review, and also direct, the range of issues that exist across myriad institutions. It provides a meaningful framework to critically consider and shape the vision and mission of successful higher education models. This book is a must–have for both the student affairs theorist and the practitioner."
JAVAUNE ADAMS–GASTON, senior vice president for Student Life, The Ohio State University

"Unbelievably, Schuh, Jones, and Torres have emboldened the legacy and contribution of Student Services (aka ′The Green Book′) through their efforts with the current edition. For those of us who labored over the pages of ′The Green Book′ in graduate school and as early professionals, key aspects made it the standard. The book provided an environmental scan of student services practice, topics were covered by both current and emerging thought leaders in the field, a comprehensive treatment of critical challenges confronting work with college students was provided, and it served as a chief professional development manual for practitioners. It is obvious in the current edition, the editors spent significant time weaving the independent contributions into a collective tapestry worthy of its designation as a seminal publication."
JERLANDO F. L. JACKSON, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education; director, Wisconsin′s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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About the Authors ix

Preface xxvi

Part One: Historical CONTEXT 1

1 Historical Overview of American Higher Education 3
John R. Thelin and Marybeth Gasman

2 The History of Student Affairs 20
Robert Schwartz and Dafina–Lazarus Stewart

3 Philosophies and Values 39
Robert D. Reason and Ellen M. Broido

Part Two: Professional Context 56

4 Institutional Identity and Campus Culture 58
Kristen A. Renn and Lori D. Patton

5 Campus Climate and Diversity 73
Kimberly A. Griffin

6 What Is Ethical Professional Practice? 89
Sue A. Saunders and Christine M. Wilson

7 Legal Foundations and Issues 107
Thomas Miller

Part Three: Theoretical Bases of the Profession 121

8 The Nature and Uses of Theory 137
Susan R. Jones and Elisa S. Abes

9 Holistic Development 153
Marcia Baxter Magolda and Kari B. Taylor

10 Cognitive Development 169
Patricia M. King

11 Psychosocial and Identity Development 185
Vasti Torres and Brian L. McGowan

12 Critical Theoretical Perspectives 205
Ebelia Hernández

13 Organization Theory and Change 220
Adrianna Kezar

14 Environmental Theories 236
Samuel D. Museus

15 Student Retention and Institutional Success 252
Amy S. Hirschy

Part Four: Organizational Aspects of Professional Practice 268

16 Framing Student Affairs Practice 270
Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie, and John H. Schuh

17 Organizational Structures and Functions 288
Maureen E. Wilson

18 Strategic Planning and Finance in Student Affairs 308
Brian A. Burt and John H. Schuh

19 Assessment and Evaluation 327
Ann M. Gansemer–Topf and Lance C. Kennedy–Phillips

20 Left Behind: How the Profession of Student Affairs Is Underprepared to Meet Students Where They (Digitally) Are 344
Jeffrey Rokkum and Reynol Junco

21 Academic and Student Affairs Partnerships 359
Elizabeth J. Whitt

Part Five: Essential Competencies 375

22 Professionalism 377
Jan Arminio and Anna M. Ortiz

23 Multicultural Competence and Change on Campus 392
Raechele L. Pope and John A. Mueller

24 Leadership 408
John P. Dugan and Laura Osteen

25 Staffing and Supervision 423
Joan B. Hirt, Tara E. Frank, and Patricia A. Perillo

26 Teaching and Facilitation 437
Stephen John Quaye

27 Counseling and Helping Skills 452
Amy L. Reynolds

28 Advising Student Organizations 466
Norbert W. Dunkel and Nancy E. Chrystal–Green

29 Crisis Management 484
Mahauganee D. Shaw and Larry D. Roper

30 Designing Programs for Engaging Difference 499
Sherry Watt, Cindy Ann Kilgo, and Wayne Jacobson

31 Applying Theories and Research to Practice 514
Florence A. Hamrick and Jillian Kinzie

Part Six: The Future 531

32 Evolving Roles and Competencies: Professional Development Reconsidered 532
Peter Magolda and Jill Ellen Carnaghi (with contributions from Aleidra Allen and Hoa Bui)

33 Shaping the Future 550
Susan R. Jones, John H. Schuh, and Vasti Torres

Name Index 567

Subject Index 579

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John H. Schuh
Susan R. Jones
Vasti Torres
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