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Advising Student Groups and Organizations, 2nd Edition

Advising Student Groups and Organizations, 2nd Edition

Norbert W. Dunkel, John H. Schuh, Nancy E. Chrystal-Green

ISBN: 978-1-118-78464-8

Sep 2014, Jossey-Bass

360 pages

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$48.00

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The only manual for faculty and staff who work directly with student organizations

Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a one-of-a-kind book that equips faculty members and administrators to competently and confidently serve as advisers to clubs and other student groups. The second edition is here to help colleges and universities keep up with the skyrocketing number of student groups and shifts in the legal landscape. New chapters on crucial topics, updated case studies, and a full suite of practical resources simplify the process of navigating student organizations.

With Advising Student Groups and Organizations, educators can turn the chore of advising into a rewarding activity that benefits everyone. Challenges like student apathy, university politics, and budgetary restrictions can be overcome with the ideas and activities presented here. And in this fully updated edition, new chapters contain everything you need to know about:

  • Advising fraternities and sororities
  • Navigating laws such as FERPA, Title IX, and the Clery Act
  • Working with online distance students and using social media as an advising tool
  • Conflict mediation and training student advisors

You'll want to keep this guide handy so you can take advantage of tools like reflection questions, activities, checklists, and sample forms. Advising Student Groups and Organizations even covers the use of assessments such as True Colors and StrengthsFinder. Now you'll be able to cut through bureaucracy to make the student advising experience truly transformative.

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The Authors ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Challenges and Rewards of Advising 1

2 Overview of Student Groups and Organizations 21

3 Greek Letter Organizations 43

4 Understanding Individual and Group Development 57

5 Roles and Functions of Advisers 95

6 Providing Academic and Career Assistance 137

7 Representing Group and Institutional Interests 173

8 Financial Management and Budgeting 189

9 Legal Issues and Risk Management 213

10 Dealing with Issues and Conflicts 231

11 Ensuring Quality in Advising 255

12 Training 275

13 Developing and Increasing Personal Effectiveness 289

References 299

Index 315