Linking Theory to Practice Case Studies for Working with College Students

ISBN-10: 0415898706
ISBN-13: 9780415898706
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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List price: $45.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

Framed by an overview of theories that guide student affairs practice, this book presents cases challenging an array of problems that student affairs personnel face, such as racial diversity, campus violence, alcohol abuse, and student activism. The revised edition replaces nearly eighty percent of the existing cases with new content on student affairs issues that reflect the complexity of today’s environment at colleges and universities, including crisis management, the global context, and the expanded use of new technologies and online social networking. The fully updated edition includes new references, expanded theory with an increased emphasis on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and three new chapters on admissions, assessment, and athletics.An excellent teaching tool, this book challenges students to consider multiple overlapping issues within a single case study. The book is also intended for student affairs workshops or for new or experienced professionals in student affairs. Features include:A two-part structure that sets the stage for case study methods and links student affairs theory with practical applicationsCases set in a wide variety of institution types and locationsOver 30 complex case studies reflecting the multifaceted issues student affairs professionals face in today’s college university environment

Preface
The Role of Theory in a Practical World
Theory and Practice in Student Affairs
Analyzing a Case
Take Back the Night: A Gauge of the Climate for Women on Campus
Cases in Organization and Administration
Less Drinking or Professional Sinking?
Strategic Program Planning: Retooling an Initiative to Reach Its Potential
Academic Preparedness and Degree Completion: West Tisbury State University
Politically Driven Assessment Findings
Conflict of Interests: Using Information From Outside the Process
Student Dissent at Warren Community College
American West Meets Assessment Woes
Cases in Admissions
All Things are Not Equal: College Access and Support for Students of Color
Last Minute Admission Changes at Central State University
Managing Enrollments or Enrollments Managing? Adjusting Standards to Fill Seats
The Applicant Everyone Knows (and Hates!)
Crafting a Diverse Class in Difficult Times
The News No One Wants to Hear (Especially When on Vacation!)
Cases in Advising and Counseling
Identity Confusion on Study Abroad in South Africa
Just a Friendly Tutor
Supporting Online Learners at Interurban University
Student and Academic Affairs Collaboration on Advising
Same-Sex Domestic Violence Reporting on Campus
Conflict of Community
Cases on Academic Issues
Remediation at Downtown Community College
Critical Observation or Voyeurism in Study Abroad?
Racial Dynamics in the College Classroom
Promoting Young Scientists
Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Study Abroad Programs
"Culture Clash: International Student Incident"
Transfer Problems at Southeastern Community College
Cases Regarding Identity
Student Media and the "Satirization" of Native American Life
The Growing Presence of Muslim Students at St. Francis Xavier University
Cyberbullying on Campus
Whose Rights are Right in the Union?
A First Year Student's Struggle with Identity
Cases in Campus Life
They Won't Fire the Whole Staff
Campus Climate at Oceanside University
Hiring in the Valley
Fighting Words at Carpe Diem
Intercollegiate Athletics at Clayton College
A Case of Religious Intolerance at Greenwich University
It's Not Just the Weather: A Chilly Climate for Women at Carlford College
About the Editors
About the Case Study Authors
Case by Case Index
Categorical Index
General Index

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