1st Edition

Handbook for Student Affairs in Community Colleges

Edited By Ashley Tull, Linda Kuk, Paulette Dalpes Copyright 2015
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    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


    Ashley Tull serves as the Director of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs at SMU. He most recently served as Assistant Vice President for Student Life Studies at Tarleton State University and has held previous administration and teaching roles at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Arkansas–Fayetteville, Florida State University, Georgia Highlands College, and Middle Georgia State College. Tull earned a bachelor of science with honors in social and rehabilitation services and a master’s of education in college student personnel services from the University of Southern Mississippi. He received a graduate certificate in human resource development and a doctorate of education in higher education administration from Florida State University, where he was a Hardee Scholar. Tull has edited two previous books; Becoming Socialized in Student Affairs: A Guide for New Professionals and Their Supervisors, with Joan Hirt and Sue Saunders; and New Realities in the Management of Student Affairs: Emerging Specialist Roles and Structures for Changing Times, with Linda Kuk. Tull serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of College Student Development, Community College Review, Journal of Community College Research and Practice, College Student Affairs Journal, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. His research has been published in the College Student Affairs Journal, NASPA Journal , the Journal of College and Character, Research in the Schools and the Journal of College Student Development. Linda Kuk currently serves as the Program Chair for the Higher Education Leadership Program in the School of Education at Colorado State University and is an Associate Professor of Education. Within her work she continues to prepare leaders for roles in Higher Education Institutions. Prior to her return to the faculty in 2006, she served as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Colorado State University, her

    “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