Academic and Student Affairs in Collaboration

Academic and Student Affairs in Collaboration

This book is a must-read for scholars, faculty, leaders, and practitioners in Student Affairs and Higher Education interested in achieving student success at their universities and colleges.

Author: Mitchell A. Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317430506

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Academic and Student Affairs in Collaboration provides a comprehensive and evidenced-based understanding of the partnerships necessary to achieve an institutional culture devoted to student success. Chapter authors explore how to design, implement, and assess collaborative efforts between student and academic affairs in support of increased student success. This book provides best practices for fostering and enhancing campus dialogue, career development pathways, academic support services, and other important initiatives to increase retention and learning outcomes, improve motivation and goal attainment, and enhance institutional accountability. This book is a must-read for scholars, faculty, leaders, and practitioners in Student Affairs and Higher Education interested in achieving student success at their universities and colleges.
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Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment

Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment

This is the 116th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.

Author: Adrianna J. Kezar

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787957844

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 508

The topic of collaboration between academic and student affairs is now more important than ever if colleges and universities are to create seamless learning environments and educate students for the new collaborative work context. Institutions face the challenge of showing students by their own behavior that they are committed to collaboration, while still acknowledging that partnerships can be messy, that they can take more time, and that they can be frustrating. This volume examines authentic models of collaboration that will help to develop successful student leaders for the new century. It reviews the results of a national study on academic and student affairs collaborations and provides organizational models and facilitators of change as well as examples of facilitative strategies in action. With research and actual applications in the field, this volume is a significant resource for institutions seeking to foster successful collaborative relationships between academic and student affairs. This is the 116th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.
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Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration to Impact Undergraduate Persistence in the Jesuit University Context A Phenomenological Study

Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration to Impact Undergraduate Persistence in the Jesuit University Context  A Phenomenological Study

Higher education is under pressure to improve student success rates.

Author: Schlam Emily

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1047732912

Category:

Page: 185

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Higher education is under pressure to improve student success rates. These demands require postsecondary institutions to examine and evolve their practices to create learning environments where all students can succeed. One method to improve institutional persistence rates is to develop collaborations between academic and student affairs. Current evidence indicates that these partnerships are essential to improving student success, but can be difficult to cultivate. As the landscape of higher education is not monolithic, exclusively examining Jesuit universities provides valuable insight due to their unique organizational context. Therefore, this dissertation examined the phenomenon of collaboration through the experiences of 22 academic and student affairs officers involved in these partnerships to help answer a fundamental question. How are successful intra-organizational partnerships between academic and student affairs, focused on undergraduate persistence, developed, implemented, and sustained at Jesuit universities? Using phenomenological methodology and organizational theory frameworks, this study used semi-structured interviews and document analysis to explore how student and academic affairs officers understand and experience cross-functional collaborations focused on undergraduate student persistence in the Jesuit university setting. Employing organizational theory frameworks of culture, structure, and open systems, I examined the factors that support or undermine collaboration's success, and how these collaborations overcome barriers to sustainability. Furthermore, I explored how academic and student affairs officers evaluate the success of their collaborations and how the Jesuit mission relates to distinctive approaches to creating collaborations. From the data collected, it became evident that participants perceived cross-divisional collaboration as a critical component to student success strategies, and crucial to realizing significant improvements in metrics like student persistence. However, on the campuses studied, organizational factors (i.e., resourcing, leadership support, institutional transitions, mission, academic/administrative cultures), individual factors (i.e., fostering trust and respect of expertise, collaborative competencies, ability to dialogue), and external factors (i.e., changes to student demographics, compliance, selection of board members) coalesce to produce an environment that can both support and undermine the sustainability of these essential partnerships. Collaborative structures, processes, and methods of evaluating student persistence partnerships varied across the campuses, however, there was a pronounced trend regarding their common purpose, which focuses on whole- student success grounded in the charisms of the Jesuit mission. The overwhelming commitment, alignment, and infusion of the Jesuit mission into daily practices was the most profound and prominent finding of this study. This dissertation offers several recommendations for practitioners at Jesuit universities, as well as, educators from other types of postsecondary institutions desiring insight on developing successful cross-divisional collaborations for student persistence. Implications for educational practice and recommendations for educational leadership are also addressed.
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Collaboration Between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs

Collaboration Between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs

Although the existence of collaborative relationships between student affairs and academic affairs is well documented in the literature, the relationship between them has not been well documented.

Author: Angela Marie Joyner Bradley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:48984401

Category:

Page: 220

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Although the existence of collaborative relationships between student affairs and academic affairs is well documented in the literature, the relationship between them has not been well documented. The purpose of this study was to fill that gap in the literature and explore that relationship. Qualitative research methods were utilized. Respondents included faculty and student affairs specialists that work together in a learning community in the College of Design at Midwestern University*. The profile of respondents gave a context to gaining a better understanding of the choices that they made as professionals and within the collaboration. The study found that all of the respondents' views on the purpose of the program revealed that they share a similar commitment to the program. The respondents' idea of the role of faculty and student affairs in academia revealed the understanding but not concise articulation of the role of the other. The respondents also discussed their own role and major contribution to the learning community. The instructional leader of the group was mentioned by all of the respondents to be a most important factor to the success of the learning community. There were challenges to the collaboration of student and academic affairs. The program was not designed totally for student affairs or faculty. As a result, both were somewhat out of their element and needed to find their own niche within the program. Respondents advised others attempting a similar collaboration that they need to set clear and firm goals, include students in the discussion, make an informed commitment to the program and to ensure a smoother collaboration, and get to know colleagues on an informal level.
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First year Experience Collaboration Among Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

First year Experience Collaboration Among Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

This is a case study of one of the founding institutions of the Foundations of Excellence endeavor, Public State University (PSU).

Author: Kimberly Grimes Frazier

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:225528796

Category: College freshmen

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February 2003 was the inauguration of the Foundations of Excellence project with an open invitation to chief academic officers at approximately 900 of both the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) member institutions. The Policy Center on the First Year of College, under the direction of the Executive Director, John N. Gardner, invited the various campuses to develop standards and guidelines for the first year, which were termed as Foundational Dimensions or simply Dimensions. As a result, over 200 member institutions agreed to participate in the project by establishing campus-wide task forces to look at the initial list of six Dimensions developed by the Policy Center and Penn State research partners. These Dimensions were designed to be essential characteristics of institutional effectiveness in promoting the learning and success of every first-year student. This is a case study of one of the founding institutions of the Foundations of Excellence endeavor, Public State University (PSU). In particular, this study utilizes the Foundations of Excellence Dimensions Statements as a basis to assess Public State University's first-year experience collaboration efforts. Furthermore, this research is specifically grounded in the 2nd Dimensions Statement of the Foundations of Excellence, looking at what the Public State University first-year experience program looks like through academic affairs and student affairs collaborative partnerships. This study specifically examines PSU's established partnerships within the First Year Orientation and Advising Committee (FYOAC) and the University College Advisory Council (UCAC) and determines what participants mean by collaboration. Through the use of a rubric, the analysis of the data resulted in a significant finding in reference to collaboration literature. The findings indicated that the literature on academic and student affairs collaboration should include information on institutional culture and investigate whether the underpinnings of institutional culture are actually social systems that are inextricably tied to their external environments, which in turn have a direct impact on foundational benchmarks on collaboration for First-Year Experience programs. Implications of this study's results are addressed, limitations of this study are discussed, and recommendations for future research are given.
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Factors that Support Or Inhibit Academic Affairs and Student Affairs from Working Collaboratively to Better Support Holistic Students Experiences

Factors that Support Or Inhibit Academic Affairs and Student Affairs from Working Collaboratively to Better Support Holistic Students  Experiences

Within a traditional organizational structure in higher education, academic and student affairs divisions may not be collaborating well, and the lack of such collaboration may be impacting the students' holistic experiences.

Author: Joshua Sean O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:825115575

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Advisor: W. Edward Bureau, Ph.D.
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One Size Does Not Fit All

One Size Does Not Fit All

This book departs from such a uniform approach to explore instead eleven possible models of student affairs practice, including both traditional and innovative programs.

Author: Kathleen Manning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136273902

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Though student affairs has been a recognized field of its own since 1937, most literature on the subject takes a "one size fits all" approach, giving little attention to the differing models of student affairs practice and their diversity across institutions. This book departs from such a uniform approach to explore instead eleven possible models of student affairs practice, including both traditional and innovative programs. Based on a longitudinal research project of 20 institutions, One Size Does Not Fit All highlights a variety of policies, practices, and programs that can all contribute to student success and learning.
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One Size Does Not Fit All

One Size Does Not Fit All

In the second edition of this influential book, leading scholars Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie, and John H. Schuh advocate an original approach by presenting 11 models of student affairs practice, including both traditional and ...

Author: Kathleen Manning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134635696

Category: Education

Page: 256

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In the day-to-day work of higher education administration, student affairs professionals know that different institutional types—whether a small liberal arts college, a doctoral intensive institution, or a large private university—require different practical approaches. Despite this, most student affairs literature emphasizes a "one size fits all" approach to practice, giving little attention to the differing models of student affairs practice and their diversity across institutions. In the second edition of this influential book, leading scholars Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie, and John H. Schuh advocate an original approach by presenting 11 models of student affairs practice, including both traditional and innovative programs. Based on a qualitative, multi-institutional research project, One Size Does Not Fit All explores a variety of policies, practices, and programs that contribute to increased student engagement, success, and learning. New to this Revised Edition: Refinement of models in light of recent NSSE data and current developments in higher education, including budget cuts and the economic crisis, Updated information throughout about model assessment and techniques to renew divisions of student affairs, A deeper analysis of how models of student affairs practice relate to institutional mission and purposes, End-of-chapter discussion questions to guide thinking about ways to incorporate models in one’s own context, An entirely new Part IV, including chapters on "Catalysts and Tools for Change" and "Redesigning Your Student Affairs Division."
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Student Affairs by the Numbers

Student Affairs by the Numbers

This book will begin by establishing the need for these skills in student affairs and then quickly move to how to develop a research culture, how to conduct research, how to understand statistics, and concluding with how to change our ...

Author: Rishi Sriram

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620364543

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Student Affairs by the Numbers aims to be the go-to book for student affairs professionals who want to know the basics of quantitative research and statistics for their work. Books on assessment in student affairs tend to discuss processes more than research design and statistics. Most books on statistics share too much information for practitioners, overwhelming them and making it difficult to discern what they need to know. Since these books do not use examples from student affairs, it is even more difficult for practitioners to connect with new concepts. Student Affairs professionals need to know how to design a study, collect data, analyze data, interpret results, and present the results in an understandable manner. This book will begin by establishing the need for these skills in student affairs and then quickly move to how to develop a research culture, how to conduct research, how to understand statistics, and concluding with how to change our research/assessment behaviors in order to make higher education better for students.
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Creating Successful Partnerships Between Academic and Student Affairs

Creating Successful Partnerships Between Academic and Student Affairs

The concluding chapter presents a set of guiding principles to use in assessing the effectiveness of partnerships and the climate for collaboration at individual institutions.This is the 87th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions ...

Author: John H. Schuh

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787948691

Category: Education

Page: 97

View: 869

Although partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs are widely recognized as important for student learning and institutional effectiveness, the higher education community tends to discuss and applaud such collaborations without actually implementing them. This issue of New Directions for Student Services presents case studies of academic and student affairs partnerships that have been successfully put into practice at a variety of institutions, in areas such as service learning, the core curriculum, and residential learning communities. The authors offer academic and student affairs professionals practical strategies for forming collaborations that enhance learning and promote student success. The concluding chapter presents a set of guiding principles to use in assessing the effectiveness of partnerships and the climate for collaboration at individual institutions.This is the 87th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services. For more information on the series, please see the New Directions for Student Services page.
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Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment

Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment

This is the 116th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.

Author: Adrianna J. Kezar

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787957844

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 311

The topic of collaboration between academic and student affairs is now more important than ever if colleges and universities are to create seamless learning environments and educate students for the new collaborative work context. Institutions face the challenge of showing students by their own behavior that they are committed to collaboration, while still acknowledging that partnerships can be messy, that they can take more time, and that they can be frustrating. This volume examines authentic models of collaboration that will help to develop successful student leaders for the new century. It reviews the results of a national study on academic and student affairs collaborations and provides organizational models and facilitators of change as well as examples of facilitative strategies in action. With research and actual applications in the field, this volume is a significant resource for institutions seeking to foster successful collaborative relationships between academic and student affairs. This is the 116th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Higher Education.
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The Relationship Between Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration and Student Success in Research Universities

The Relationship Between Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration and Student Success in Research Universities

The population for the study consisted of 93 Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAOs) at doctoral-granting institutions who participated in the spring, 2005 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Author: Elizabeth A. Boggs

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:314781255

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 416

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Categories: Academic achievement

Student Affairs for Academic Administrators

Student Affairs for Academic Administrators

Student and academic affairs collaboration: The divine comity. Washington, DC: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Author: T. Lynn Hogan

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620365748

Category: Education

Page: 172

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In these days when every college or university needs to make the best use of resources, Student Affairs for Academic Administrators is intended to help academic administrators make the best use of one vital campus resource: student affairs. By providing this concise introduction to student affairs as a discipline and a profession, the authors of this volume provide a foundation for working together to improve the student experience and enhance learning. Since academic administrators typically come up through the faculty ranks, they are unlikely to have a good grasp of what their student affairs colleagues bring to the common work of education. To provide a better understanding, the chapters in this volume cover topics such as: • The history of student affairs, and functions typically associated with student affairs divisions; • Current thinking and research in student development theory; • Theoretical constructs underlying contemporary student affairs practice (and ways to employ these theories in academic administration); • Diversity issues and their impact on student outcomes in the collegiate environment. After a chapter on how to build successful collaborations between academic affairs and student affairs, two final chapters explore specific examples of how such collaborations work in practice: Academic honor codes, and undergraduate research. While written for academic administrators, the book also provides valuable insights for those in student affairs seeking to improve understanding and facilitate collaboration with colleagues in academic affairs.
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