Angst and Hope: Current Issues in Student Affairs Leadership: New Directions for Student Services, Number 153
April 2016, Jossey-Bass
Take an in-depth look at current trends, opportunities, and challenges for senior student affairs leaders. This volume focuses on contexts for understanding student affairs leadership and experiences of contemporary student affairs leaders, including issues of concern, such as:
- affordability and access,
- student health and well-being,
- diversity and inclusion, and
- regulations and compliance.
The volume concludes with a discussion of the similarities and differences in the data across the themes and questions and offers some propositions regarding the implications for current and future student affairs leadership.
This is the 153rd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
EDITORS’ NOTES 5
Elizabeth J. Whitt, Larry D. Roper, Kent T. Porterfield, Jill E. Carnaghi
1. Past, Present, and Future: Contexts for Current Challenges and Opportunities for Student Affairs Leadership 9
Kent T. Porterfield, Elizabeth J. Whitt
Contexts for identifying and understanding current opportunities and challenges for student affairs leaders are described and a framework for the rest of the sourcebook is offered.
2. What Troubles You? What Keeps You up at Night? 19
Larry D. Roper, Elizabeth J. Whitt
Responses of student affairs leaders to questions about the challenges and obstacles they face in their work are examined and discussed.
3. What Excites You? What Keeps You Going? 39
Elizabeth J. Whitt, Jill E. Carnaghi
Responses of student affairs leaders to questions about the opportunities and joy they find in their work are examined and discussed.
4. Embracing Core Values: Finding Joy in the Challenges of our Work 55
Larry D. Roper, Kent T. Porterfield, Elizabeth J. Whitt, Jill E. Carnaghi
This chapter describes and discusses implications of the experiences of student affairs leadersthe challenges and the opportunities, the obstacles and the joyfor understanding and facilitating student affairs leadership.
Elizabeth J. Whitt is Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor in Sociology at University of California, Merced. She is also the series editor-in-chief of New Directions for Student Services.
Larry D. Roper is Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University and Coordinator, College Student Services Administration and Social Justice Minor.
Kent T. Porterfield is Vice President for Student Development at Saint Louis University.
Jill E. Carnaghi is Assistant Vice President for Student Development at Saint Louis University.