ERIC Number: ED223297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Management of Student Affairs Programs in Community Colleges: Revamping Processes and Structures. Horizons Issues Monograph Series.
Deegan, William L.
Based on a review of the management literature in the fields of business and education and on case studies, interviews, and discussions, this monograph identifies the prerequisites for the successful management of student affairs programs. Chapter 1 presents perspectives on the student affairs profession, summarizes the problems facing the field, and identifies the objectives of the monograph and the methods used in its development. Chapter 2 outlines factors that will influence the future of student affairs program management, focusing on the challenge posed by uncertainty over future demographics and mission, the problems and opportunities resulting from increased student diversity, and the need to respond to demands for greater accountability and participation. In chapter 3, a synthesis of research findings on issues, problems, and trends is integrated with a series of recommendations for the planning, organization, budgeting, staffing, direction, and evaluation of student affairs programs. Included are recommendations for the use of more flexible and dynamic planning processes; the creation of more effective training programs for student affairs professionals, especially in the areas of planning and budgeting; and the development of an effective national- and state-level leadership in the student affairs profession. A framework for management analysis is appended to assist in analyzing the major functions and tasks of management and comparing actual practice against a universalist model. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Management Development, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Retrenchment, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council of Universities and Colleges.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.