The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration

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Wiley, Apr 23, 1993 - Education - 555 pages
How can student affairs officers adjust for drastic budget cuts? What influence does technology have on student affairs administration? How can student affairs professionals meet the needs of nontraditional student populations? In this comprehensive volume, experts in the field of student affairs administration offer practitioners at all levels - from the new staff member to the chief student affairs officer - specific guidelines, strategies, and practical advice on how to effectively manage and administer the student affairs of diverse college and university campuses. The authors cover the full spectrum of student affairs administration, from management skills and essential competencies to the administrative environment and the changing role of the student affairs professional. They detail, for example, the difficult task that student affairs administrators face in the organization and management of services and programs. The authors also explore such ongoing challenges as staff selection, administrative relationships, internal management, and the role of middle management. Student affairs practitioners will find this book a valuable source of information on mastering the higher education political process, sharpening management and conflict resolution skills, and advancing methods for assessing outcomes of programs and services. By addressing these and other key issues, the authors provide a framework for developing and maintaining the skills necessary to excel as student affairs professionals.

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The Administrative
Institutional Governance and the Role of Student Affairs
Assessing Campus Environments

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MARGARET J. BARR is vice president for student affairs, Northwestern University and serves as editor-in-chief of the Jossey-Bass New Directions in Student Services series. She is a recipient of the NASPA Contribution to Literature Award (1986), and the ACPA Professional Service Award (1986), and the ACPA Contribution to Knowledge Award (1990).

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