Handbook for Student Affairs in Community Colleges

Foreword by Florence B. Brawer
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In addressing the unique issues related to the delivery of student services in the community college setting, this book fills a longstanding need to provide practitioners with a contextual framework for their work. Starting by providing the historical context to the development of student affairs in community colleges, this handbook describes the organization of key functions and current practice, and looks at the specific constraints, opportunities, changes and future challenges that practitioners face.

Community colleges are grappling with: the realities of shrinking resources; an increasingly diverse and disparate student body, with many attending part-time; demands for greater accountability; a generational change in leadership; and pressures to expand their missions as well as adopt educational technology – all of which have an impact on the role of student affairs.

Among the topics covered are: Partnering with Academic Affairs; Financing Student Affairs; Legal and Policy Issues; Strategic Planning and Assessment; Accreditation and Accountability; Technology for Communication and Engagement; Academic Support Services; Student Life and Student Engagement Programs and Services; Enrollment Management; and Services for Special Populations.

This handbook is intended for student affairs administrators and professionals at all stages of their careers, as well as for students in graduate preparation programs.

Table of Contents:
Foreword
Florence B. Brawer

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part One: Historical and Contemporary Developments

1. Introduction to Student Affairs in the Community College
Ashley Tull
Southern Methodist University

2. The Contemporary Community College Student and Student Development Theory
Deborah L. Floyd, Rivka A. Felsher, and Anne E. Mulder
Florida Atlantic University

Part Two: Organizing and Leading Student Affairs in Community College Settings

3. Organization and Administration of Community College Student Affairs
Linda Kuk
Colorado State University

4. The Challenging and Unique Role of a Community College Senior Student Affairs Officer
Sandra Garber and Penelope (Penny) Wills
Yavapai College

5. Partnering With Academic Affairs in the Community College Setting
Peter Cohen, David Gomez, Regina Peruggi, Marissa R. Schlesinger, and Stuart Suss
Kingsborough Community College

6. Financing Student Affairs in Community Colleges
Linda Kuk
Colorado State University
Kyoung (Kay) Ash
Colorado Community College System

7. Legal and Policy Issues for Student Affairs in the Community College
John Wesley Lowery
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

8. Strategic Planning and Assessment for Student Affairs in the Community College
Ashley Tull
Southern Methodist University
Elizabeth Wallace
Tarleton State University

9. Accreditation and Accountability for Student Affairs in the Community College
Kathryn Mueller
Orange Coast College

10. Technology for Communication and Engagement in Student Affairs at Community Colleges
Karinda Barrett
Tallahassee Community College
Kimberly Hardy
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Part Three: Student Affairs Programs and Services

11. Academic Support Services in the Community College
Nancy Singer
Salt Lake Community College

12. Student Life and Student Engagement Programs and Services in the Community College
Thomas N. Hollins
J. Sargent Reynolds Community College

13. Enrollment Management in the Community College
Ivan L. Harrell II
Lone Star College–CyFair

14. Serving Diverse and Emerging Populations in the Community College
Deborah Casey and David Larsen
Green River Community College

Part Four: The Future of Student Affairs in the Community College

15. Community College Student Affairs Professionals at Entry- and Mid-Level
Paulette Dalpes
City University of New York
Michael A. Baston
LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York)
Frank D. Sanchez
City University of New York

16. Preparation, Challenges, and Opportunities for Student Affairs Professionals in the Community College
Larry Ebbers
Iowa State University
Marisa Rivera
Rivera Higher Education Consulting, LLC

17. Conclusions and Insights on the Future of Student Affairs in the Community College
Linda Kuk
Colorado State University
Ashley Tull
Southern Methodist University
Paulette Dalpes
City University of New York

About the Editors and Contributors

Index


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Reviews & Endorsements:
“This book includes chapters on several sub-areas not often seen in the literature directed toward student affairs professionals: Partnering with Academic Affairs; Legal and Policy Issues; and Accreditation and Accountability. It should be required reading for practitioners and students in preparations programs.”
- Florence B. Brawer (1922-2014) , Research Director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges from its inception in 1974
"The bulk of the Handbook is a review of what we understand about students and practices of student affairs in four-year colleges and universities. What is significant is that so many of the theories and practices apply to community colleges as well because many of the students have the same characteristics, and for those areas where there might be questions about whether or not some unique aspects of community colleges might call for a different perspective or action, the areas for needed research are clear and poised for study.

This pioneering work fills a void in the literature about the work of student affairs and should be on the bookshelf of every student affairs professional.

This Handbook paints with primary colors the complexity of the various missions and responsibilities of community colleges and the critical role of student affairs in the success of the most diverse students in higher education.

This Handbook is an excellent resource for those considering a career in student affairs in community colleges."
- Gwen Dungy, Executive Director Emeritus , NASPA