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Advising Student Groups and Organizations, 8.5 X 11

Advising Student Groups and Organizations, 8.5 X 11

ISBN: 978-0-787-91033-4

Dec 1997, Jossey-Bass

268 pages

Select type: Paperback

$45.00

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The authors have successfully combined a thorough analysis of the essential elements of student organization advising with practical tools to apply the concepts. This book is essential reading for those who aspire to be effective organizational advisors.


--Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Student organization advisors play an increasingly important role on campus. Advising Student Groups and Organizations provides the knowledge base and skills advisers need to improve their effectiveness. From the rewards and challenges of advising student groups to the specific knowledge, skills and qualities advisers need on a daily basis, this comprehensive overview offers advisers both theoretical and practical guidelines. Readers will learn to motivate leaders, provide academic and career assistance, tackle budget and accounting issues and more.
Part One: What Advising Offers and Requires.

1. Challenges and Rewards of Advising.

2. Overview of Student Groups and Organizations.

Part Two: Essential Knowledge and Skills.

3. Roles and Functions of Advisers.

4. Understanding Group Dynamics.

5. Providing Academic and Career Assistance.

6. Representing Group and Institutional Interests.

7. Financial Management and Budgeting.

8. Keeping up with Legal Issues.

9. Dealing with Conflicts and Other Problems.

Part Three: Supporting and Improving Practice.

10. Ensuring Quality in Advising.

11. Developing and Increasing Personal Effectiveness.
"Everyone benefits form this effort! Faculty and students in graduate and higher education programs, novice and seasoned advisers and the students and organizations with whom they work, advisers' supervisors: all who participate in the advising process will gain theoretical and practical applications from this comprehensive review." --Virginia C. Arthur, associate director for residence life, Iowa State University

"The authors have successfully combined a thorough analysis of the essential elements of student organization advising with practical tools to apply the concepts. This book is essential reading for those who aspire to be effective organizational advisors." --Sara A. Boatman, vice president for student affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University

"This book is a practical guide for those interested in improving their performance as a group advisor. In my years in student activities, I was frequently asked what are the college's expectations of a student organization advisor? Dunkel and Schuh's book provides a ready answer to that question" --Richard N. McKaig, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, Indiana University

"An excellent tool for obtaining the fundamental foundation for those entering the field of higher education.... Dunkel and Schuh provide a valuable instrument for both beginning advisers and those interested in evaluating and refining their role as advisers in student groups and organizations." --Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs