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The Professional Student Affairs Administrator

Educator, Leader, and Manager, 1st Edition

By Roger B. Winston, Don G. Creamer, Theodore K. Miller


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Styled as a complete update to the 1991 book "Administration and Leadership in Student Affairs", this work addresses issues of importance to student affairs professionals. Grounded in human development, learning, leadership, group dynamics, management theories, and social science research and evaluation methods, this book articulates the means for college student affairs administrators to function in the forefront of student learning and personal development initiatives. The book focuses on the three essential roles played by student affairs administrators: as educators who play a significant role in addressing the academic goals of their institutions, as leaders who help to shape the vision of their institution's student affairs practice and education mission, and as managers who are responsible for co-ordinating programs and services, supervising staff, and overseeing university facilities and budgets.


"Student affairs is moving to a higher education future that promotes student learning and accountability. This book offers wisdom and insight for professional student affairs administrators while they serve as educators, leaders, and managers who promote vision, participation, community, learning, and diversity." -- Phyllis Mable, Vice President of Student Affairs, Longwood College

Table of Contents


About the Writers

Part I: Foundation and Context

1. The Professional Student Affairs Administrator: Role and Functions, Don G. Creamer, Roger B. Winston, and Theodore K. Miller

2. Higher Education: Values and Culture, George D. Kuh, Michael J. Siegel, and Auden D. Thomas

3. Student Affairs in an Increasingly Multicultural World, Benjamin Dixon

4. Advancing Technology and Student Affairs Practice, Theodore W. Elling and Stuart J. Brown

Part II: Parameters of Professional Practice

5. Legal Parameters for Student Affairs Practice, Donald D. Gehring

6. Ethics and Professional Practice, Robert B. Young

Part III: Managing and Administering

7. Organizing Student Affairs Divisions, Arthur Sandeen

8. Staffing Student Affairs Divisions, D. Stanley Carpenter

9. Finance and Budgeting, Dudley B. Woodward, Jr.

10. Resolving Conflicts, Steven M. Janosik and Joan B. Hirt

Part IV: Teaching and Inquiring

11. Enhancing Learning, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda

12. Programmatic Interventions: Translating Theory to Practice, Sue A. Sanders and Diane L. Cooper

13. Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation, John H. Schuh and M. Lee Upcraft

14. Assessing Student Learning and Development in Student Affairs: A Nuts and Bolts Introduction, T. Dary Erwin and Stephen A. Sivo

Part V: Leading Visioning

15. Leading, Dennis C. Roberts

16. Visioning the Future of Student Affairs, Barbara Jacoby and Susan R. Jones


A. An Introduction to Legal Research, Donald D. Gehring

B. American College Personnel Association Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards

C. NASPA Standards of Professional Practice


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling