ERIC Number: ED203735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Standards for Professional Staff Preparation and Compensation in College Union Work.
Association of Coll. Unions-International, Stanford, CA.
Standards for college union work are considered in relation to academic preparation, staff qualifications, and compensation proposed by the Association of College Unions--International. The college union serves as a community center of the college, serving cultural, social, and recreational programs. College union work is considered a professional field of educational administration, although the educational backgrounds that lead to a union career are varied, as are the fields of knowledge. The academic backgrounds possessed by union professionals are largely education, business management, behavioral sciences, and some discipline of the liberal arts. The union field embraces many specialists, such as accountants, hotel or food service, or bookstore managers. Several universities offer graduate programs specifically in college union administration that incorporate an interdisciplinary approach insofar as possible. The size and complexity of the union operation determine the number of professional and service positions needed. For each of the following positions, standards are recommended for special qualifications, experience, and education, and duties are indicated: director, associate or assistant director, director of student activities, program director (or assistant director for program), program advisor (or assistant program director), theater director, outing director, craft shop director, art and gallery director, business manager (or assistant director for business), operations manager (or administrative assistant), food service director, recreation area manager, bookstore manager, and scheduling and reservations manager. Salary information is also included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, College Stores, Cultural Activities, Employment Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Professional Education, Program Administration, Recreational Facilities, Salaries, School Business Officials, Standards, Student Organizations, Student Unions
Association of College Unions-International, Box 7286, Stanford, CA 94305.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. Unions-International, Stanford, CA.