The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration: (Sponsored by NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)

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What issues and trends affect higher education and student affairs today? In this fully updated handbook, leading experts discuss the answer to this and other essential questions. They provide a definitive reference for student affairs professionals at all levels of administration and management. The handbook offers specific, practical advice as well as broad approaches to planning and problem solving. It contains modernized discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, institutional governance, understanding campus environments, finance and budgeting, assessment, program planning, staff selection, training and evaluation, and much more.

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The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration

The field of student affairs and the practice of student affairs administration have undergone substantive change over the past decade. In this volume some of today's leading experts address vital questions related to the contemporary practice of student affairs such as: What issues and trends affect higher education and student affairs today? What skills and competencies will student affairs administrators need to confront change and future challenges? What opportunities and choices will they discover as they strive to develop professionally?

In this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the landmark book, the contributors provide a definitive reference for student affairs practitioners at all levels of the profession. Together they cover a wide range of topics that are organized into seven sections: contexts of professional practice; frameworks for professional practice; students—the reason for the professional practice; human resources in professional practice; interpersonal dynamics in professional practice; skills and competencies of professional practice; and looking back and forward in professional practice.

The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration offers professionals both practical advice and theoretical frameworks to inform planning and problem solving. The contributors include discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, institutional governance, understanding campus environments, finance and budgeting, assessment, program planning, staff selection, training and evaluation, conflict resolution, fundraising, legal and ethical behavior, service development, technological innovation, diversity, leadership, and more. In addition, the handbook contains new chapters that explore the timely topics of accountability, online and distance education, internationalization, and health and wellness.

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"In this third edition of The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, the authors have presented valuable perspectives on research, current problems and issues, and future trends in the field. This volume will serve as an excellent and comprehensive reference for professionals at all levels in student affairs."
—Arthur Sandeen, vice president for student affairs, emeritus, University of Florida

"This handbook adroitly presents the broad scope of student affairs administration as well as engaging perspectives on the profession's history, vitality, and growth. The collective wisdom in this volume will help current and future student affairs administrators be knowledgeable and able leaders on their campuses and within the profession."
—Florence A. Hamrick, associate professor, Iowa State University

"This is a valuable update of practical, timely, and critical issues for student affairs in the twenty-first century. McClellan and Stringer have assembled some of the finest minds in student affairs administration, blending fresh new voices with those of established leaders in the field."
—Kristen A. Renn, associate professor, Michigan State University

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