4th Edition

Linking Theory to Practice Case Studies for Working with College Students

Edited By Frances K. Stage, Steven M. Hubbard Copyright 2018
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    Framed by an overview of theories that guide student affairs practice, the cases in this book present a challenging array of problems that student affairs and higher education personnel face on campus, such as racial diversity, alcohol abuse, and student activism. This revised fourth edition contains 20 new cases reflecting current campus issues, including identity, study abroad, social media, bullying, housing and food insecurity, student activism, and other perennial campus issues. An excellent teaching tool, this book provides a comprehensive and realistic set of challenges to prepare aspiring student affairs professionals for the increasingly complex college environment.

    Features include:

    • A structure that sets the stage for case study methods and links student affairs theory with practical applications.
    • Cases written by well-known and respected contributors set in a wide variety of institution types and locations.
    • Over 35 complex case studies reflecting the multifaceted issues student affairs professionals face in today’s college environment.



    Case Index


    Chapter 1 The Role of Theory in a Practical World – Frances K. Stage

    Chapter 2 Theory and Practice in Student Affairs – Steven M.Hubbard

    Chapter 3 Case Analysis in Action – Frances K. Stage and Steven M. Hubbard

    Take Back the Night: A Gauge of the Climate for Women on Campus
    Jillian Kinzie and Patricia Muller

    Chapter 4 Cases in Organization and Administration

    Politically Driven Assessment Findings
    Kim Yousey-Elsener

    How Exactly Does Teamwork Make The Dream Work?
    Tanisha Johnson-Campbell

    A Die-in for Action and Institutional Response
    Tara L. Parker and Gus Burkett

    Less Drinking or Professional Sinking?
    Katie Branch

    Strategic Program Planning: Retooling an Initiative to Reach Its Potential
    Paula Steisel Goldfarb

    Challenged by Colleagues
    Nick Voelker

    Student Dissent at Warren Community College
    Florence A. Hamrick, Catrina A. Gallo, and William R. Spear

    Chapter 5 Cases in Admissions

    All Things are Not Equal: Balancing College Access and Completion
    Tara L. Parker and Kathleen Neville

    Data Based Admissions
    Sara Randall Johnson

    Navigating Politics and Mission in College Enrollments
    Maurice Shirley

    Creating a Diverse Class: A College in Crisis
    Paula Steisel Goldfarb

    The May Tattoo
    Dave Eng

    Chapter 6 Cases in Advising and Counseling

    Identity Confusion on Study Abroad in South Africa
    Teboho Moja

    Academic Integrity and the Humanities
    Michelle Dionne Thompson

    Same-Sex Domestic Violence Reporting on Campus
    Daniel Holub

    Supporting Online Learners at Interurban University
    Kristen Sosulski and Steven Goss

    Did That Really Just Happen? Yeah, It Did
    Tanisha Johnson-Campbell

    Food and Housing Insecurity
    Karina Malave

    Policy and Communication Issues in Student Affairs
    Megan Murphy

    Should I Say No to My Dream Job?
    Kevin Grubb

    Chapter 7 Cases on Academic Issues

    Community College Developmental Mathematics
    Katherine Conway

    Applying Academic Policy to Evolving Course Platforms
    Sarah Randall-Johnson

    Assessing and Addressing Issues for Working Class Transfer Students
    Michael Funk

    Racial Dynamics in the College Classroom
    Tara L. Parker and Kathleen Neville

    Protecting Academic Integrity
    Megan Murphy

    Disappointed, Dismayed, Dismissed? Investigating a Forgery
    Justine M. Kelly-Fierro

    Strategies When Faced With Declining Enrollments
    Katherine Conway

    Promoting Young Scientists
    Valerie Lundy-Wagner

    Chapter 8 Cases Regarding Identity

    Student Media and the "Satirization" of American Indian Life
    Sandi M. Wemigwase and Michael J. Dumas

    Freedom of Speech?
    Michael Funk

    Our Identity
    Dave Eng

    Cyberbullying on Campus
    Sara Klein

    Implicit Bias in a Career Office?
    Jennifer Leibowitz

    Growing Presence of Muslim Students at St. Francis Xavier University
    Mark Hummell

    Chapter 9 Cases in Campus Life

    They Won't Fire the Whole Staff
    Kim Yousey-Elsener

    A Case of Religious Intolerance at Greenwich University
    Shadia A. Sachedina

    Intercollegiate Athletics at Clayton College
    Ginelle John

    Hate in the Ivory Tower: When the Walls Come Tumbling Down
    John P. Downey

    The Design on the Door
    Rebecca Novick

    About the Editors

    About the Case Study Authors



    Frances K. Stage is Professor of Higher and Postsecondary Education at New York University, USA.

    Steven M. Hubbard is Director of Student Affairs in the School of Medicine at New York University, USA.

    "This book provides a theoretical and practical resource for scholar-practitioners to learn and practice decision-making and critical thinking. This needed revision, with new cases involving social media, campus violence, and student activism, will invite thoughtful discussion about a challenging array of problems."
    —Susan V. Iverson, Professor and Coordinator, Higher Education Leadership, Manhattanville College, USA.

    "Stage and Hubbard continue to build a bridge between theory and practice in higher education and student affairs. This updated edition provides a first-rate framework for analyzing practical dilemmas and challenges decision makers to consider nuances of institutional history, political context, legal ramifications, and other critical factors. The variety, realism, and contemporary quality of the new cases also make it an ideal text for graduate courses and other forms of professional development."
    —Tracy Davis, Professor and CSP Program Director, Western Illinois University, USA.

    Praise for the 3rd Edition
    "This book is an excellent resource for helping students consider how to apply theory to practical settings. It will encourage thoughtful reflection and discussion about how higher education and student development theories should influence our decision making."
    —Korine Steinke Wawrzynski, Director of Undergraduate Research, Michigan State University, USA.