Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession

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Since it was first published in 1980, Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession has become a classic reference in the field. In the fourth edition of this important resource the contributors'—a stellar panel of student affairs scholars—examine the changing context of the student experience in higher education, the evolution of the role of student affairs professionals, and the philosophies, ethics, and theories that guide the practice of student affairs work. Comprehensive in scope, this book covers a broad range of relevant topics including the development of student affairs, legal and ethical foundations of student affairs practice, student development, learning and retention theories, organizational theory, dynamics of campus environments, strategic planning and finance, information technology in student affairs, managing human resources, multiculturalism, teaching, counseling and helping skills, assessment and evaluation, and new lessons from research on student outcomes.

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About the author (2003)

Susan R. Komives is associate professor of counseling and personnel services at the University of Maryland College Park and a former vice president for student development at the University of Tampa.

Dudley B. Woodard, Jr., is professor of higher education in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. He is the past president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

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