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Good Practice in Student Affairs: Principles to Foster Student Learning

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Good Practice in Student Affairs: Principles to Foster Student Learning

Gregory S. Blimling, Elizabeth J. Whitt

ISBN: 978-0-787-94457-5 May 1999 Jossey-Bass 256 Pages

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Sponsored by American College Personnel Association and NationalAssociation of Student Personnel Administrators

Good Practice in Student Affairs expands on key practice standardsoutlined in a joint document sponsored by the American CollegePersonnel Association and the National Association of StudentPersonnel Administrators: The Principles of Good Practice forStudent Affairs. Based on the findings of the joint study group,this volume identifies the best practices in student affairs,presents research used to define the practices, and gives examplesof how to these principles in the field. This essential guide toeffective practice is for student affairs professionals on alltypes of campuses.

Authors include leading scholars and experienced practitioners inthe fields of higher education and student affairs. They draw fromthe most current thinking and research to show how readers cantranslate principles for good practice into programs and servicesthat support curricular objectives, advance student learning anddevelopment, and enrich campus communities. In a field where therehave been diverging views of the role, scope, and mission ofstudent affairs work, this resource provides a comprehensive actionplan for fostering the education of students through studentaffairs.

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Identifying the Principles That Guide Student Affairs Practice (G.Blimling & E. Whitt).

Engaging Students in Active Learning (M. Magolda).

Helping Students Develop Coherent Values and Ethical Standards (J.Dalton).

Setting the Bar High to Promote Student Learning (G. Kuh).

Using Systematic Inquiry to Improve Performance (E. Pascarella& E. Whitt).

Using Resources to Achieve Institutional Missions and Goals (L.Reisser & L. Roper).

Forging Educational Partnerships That Advance Student Learning (C.Schroeder).

Creating Inclusive Communities, Johnetta Cross Brazzell (L.Reisser).

Using Principles to Improve Practice (G. Blimling & E. Whitt).
"A substantive follow-up and explanation of the Principles for GoodPractice project that provides thoughtful and practical directionto student learning, supported by relevant research and experience.I believe this book will become a standard reference for studentaffairs professionals, both old and new." (Arthur Sandeen, vicepresident for student affairs, University of Florida)

"A well-written, timely book that is very much needed by theprofession. Its strength is connecting the practical application ofthe Principles for Good Practice project cosponsored by the ACPAand NASPA to student affairs work. Practitioners will find it veryhelpful in restructuring roles and programs to create powerfullearning communities. Well done!" (Dudley B. Woodard, Jr.,professor of higher education, University of Arizona)

"A useful guide for any practitioner trying to understand how toput the Principles for Good Practice into action on their campus."(Margaret J. Barr, vice president, student affairs, NorthwesternUniversity)