One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice

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In the day-to-day work of higher education administration, student affairs professionals know that different institutional types - whether a small liberal arts college, a doctoral intensive institution, or a large private university - require different practical approaches. Despite this, most student affairs literature emphasizes a "one size fits all" approach to practice. In this book, leading scholars Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie and John Schuh advocate a new approach by presenting eleven models of student affairs practice. These models are based on a qualitative, multi-institutional case study research project involving twenty institutions of higher education varying by type, size and mission. By accessibly presenting different types of institutions that have all experienced higher than predicted levels of student engagement and graduation rates the authors set out to discover the policies, practices and programs that can contribute to student success.
 

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Contents

A Glance in the Rearview Mirror and a Look Ahead
3
Relationships to Student Affairs Models and Practice
21
Traditional Models of Student Affairs Departements and Divisions
35
CHAPTER 3 OutofClassroomCentered Established Models
37
CHAPTER 4 AdministrativeCentered Established Models
57
CHAPTER 5 LearningCentered Models
77
Innovative Proposed Models Based on Deep Research
95
CHAPTER 6 StudentCentered Innovative Models
97
Weaving the Basket Putting It All Together
143
CHAPTER 8 Collaboration Student Engagement and the Future of Student Affairs Practice
145
Research Method
161
References
167
About the Authors
179
Index
181
Back cover
188
Copyright

CHAPTER 7 Academic and Collaboration Innovative Models
121

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About the author (2006)

Kathleen Manning is a Professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program at the University of Vermont.


Jillian Kinzie is Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and National Survey of Student Engagement Institute.


John H. Schuh is Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

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