In addressing the unique issues related to the delivery of student services in the community college setting, this book fills a longstanding need to provide practitioners with a contextual framework for their work. Starting by providing the historical context to the development of student affairs in community colleges, this handbook describes the organization of key functions and current practice, and looks at the specific constraints, opportunities, changes and future challenges that practitioners face.Community colleges are grappling with: the realities of shrinking resources; an increasingly diverse and disparate student body, with many attending part-time; demands for greater accountability; a generational change in leadership; and pressures to expand their missions as well as adopt educational technology – all of which have an impact on the role of student affairs.Among the topics covered are: Partnering with Academic Affairs; Financing Student Affairs; Legal and Policy Issues; Strategic Planning and Assessment; Accreditation and Accountability; Technology for Communication and Engagement; Academic Support Services; Student Life and Student Engagement Programs and Services; Enrollment Management; and Services for Special Populations.This handbook is intended for student affairs administrators and professionals at all stages of their careers, as well as for students in graduate preparation programs.
Foreword Florence B. Brawer Preface Acknowledgments Part One. Historical and Contemporary Developments 1.Introduction to Student Affairs in the Community College Ashley Tull Southern Methodist University 2.The Contemporary Community College Student and Student Development Theory Deborah L. Floyd, Rivka A. Felsher, and Anne E. Mulder Florida Atlantic University Part Two. Organizing and Leading Student Affairs in Community College Settings 3.Organization and Administration of Community College Student Affairs Linda Kuk Colorado State University 4.The Challenging and Unique Role of a Community College Senior Student Affairs Officer Sandra Garber and Penelope (Penny. Wills Yavapai College 5.Partnering With Academic Affairs in the Community College Setting Peter Cohen, David Gomez, Regina Peruggi, Marissa R. Schlesinger, and Stuart Suss Kingsborough Community College 6.Financing Student Affairs in Community Colleges Linda Kuk Colorado State University Kyoung (Kay. Ash Colorado Community College System 7.Legal and Policy Issues for Student Affairs in the Community College John Wesley Lowery Indiana University of Pennsylvania 8.Strategic Planning and Assessment for Student Affairs in the Community College Ashley Tull Southern Methodist University Elizabeth Wallace Tarleton State University 9.Accreditation and Accountability for Student Affairs in the Community College Kathryn Mueller Orange Coast College 10.Technology for Communication and Engagement in Student Affairs at Community Colleges Karinda Barrett Tallahassee Community College Kimberly Hardy Florida State College at Jacksonville Part Three. Student Affairs Programs and Services 11.Academic Support Services in the Community College Nancy Singer Salt Lake Community College 12.Student Life and Student Engagement Programs and Services in the Community College Thomas N. Hollins J. Sargent Reynolds Community College 13.Enrollment Management in the Community College Ivan L. Harrell II Lone Star College–CyFair 14.Serving Diverse and Emerging Populations in the Community College Deborah Casey and David Larsen Green River Community College Part Four. The Future of Student Affairs in the Community College 15.Community College Student Affairs Professionals at Entry- and Mid-Level Paulette Dalpes City University of New York Michael A. Baston LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York. Frank D. Sanchez City University of New York 16.Preparation, Challenges, and Opportunities for Student Affairs Professionals in the Community College Larry Ebbers Iowa State University Marisa Rivera Rivera Higher Education Consulting, LLC 17.Conclusions and Insights on the Future of Student Affairs in the Community College Linda Kuk Colorado State University Ashley Tull Southern Methodist University Paulette Dalpes City University of New York About the Editors and Contributors Index
“This book includes chapters on several sub-areas not often seen in the literature directed toward student affairs professionals: Partnering with Academic Affairs; Legal and Policy Issues; and Accreditation and Accountability. It should be required reading for practitioners and students in preparations programs.”
Florence B. Brawer (1922-2014)
Research Director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges from its inception in 1974
"The bulk of the Handbook is a review of what we understand about students and practices of student affairs in four-year colleges and universities. What is significant is that so many of the theories and practices apply to community colleges as well because many of the students have the same characteristics, and for those areas where there might be questions about whether or not some unique aspects of community colleges might call for a different perspective or action, the areas for needed research are clear and poised for study.
This pioneering work fills a void in the literature about the work of student affairs and should be on the bookshelf of every student affairs professional.
This Handbook paints with primary colors the complexity of the various missions and responsibilities of community colleges and the critical role of student affairs in the success of the most diverse students in higher education.
This Handbook is an excellent resource for those considering a career in student affairs in community colleges."
Gwen Dungy, Executive Director Emeritus
"Community colleges are indeed the community's college. With their open admissions role and increased national, state, and local mandates for greater student retention, persistence, and completion, they are today - more than ever - expected to perform at a high level to serve the most diverse of student populations. The Handbook for Student Affairs in the Community College provides a comprehensive framework of the strengths and challenges facing community colleges of all types. The Handbook serves as an insightful blueprint for success, relying on the learnings from a historical past in order to impact a successful future."
Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D., President
Arapahoe Community College