Foundations of Student Affairs Practice: How Philosophy, Theory, and Research Strengthen Educational Outcomes
DescriptionFoundations of Student Affairs Practice is an essential resource that explores the purposes of higher education, the theories that provide a foundation for student learning and growth, and the experiences that contribute to student learning. Florence Hamrick, Nancy Evans, and John Schuh—three preeminent leaders in the field—show how student affairs professionals can provide a more meaningful and holistic educational experience for their students.
Part One: Historical, Theoretical, and Philosophical Foundations.
1 Examining Institutional Missions.
2 Putting Student Development in Context.
3 How Campus Environments Influence Student Outcomes.
4 The Role of Student Affairs in the Learning Process.
Part Two: Understanding Key Student Outcomes.
5 Self-Aware and Interpersonally Sensitive Individual.
6 Democratic Citizen.
7 Educated Person.
8 Skilled Worker.
9 Life Skills Manager.
Part Three: Where We Go from Here.
10 Recommendations for Practice.
11 Recommendations for Further Research.