ERIC Number: ED259793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Student Affairs in the 80s: Implications for the Use of Theory in Practice.
Creamer, Don G.
Student affairs professionals in community colleges are facing several major issues in need of resolution including: the insufficient use of existing knowledge about adolescent and adult development and organization development in program design and execution; and the insufficient use of knowledge of program evaluation for understanding the effects of programs on students. In addition, student affairs is weakened by the lack of an adequate conceptual model for the delivery of student services in the community college; and by the abandonment of the historic integration of the liberal arts and student personnel services. These problems can be addressed through: (1) administrative support of self-improvement programs for professional staff; (2) provision of the opportunity to read the literature on organizational development; (3) the sharing of cross-department resources; (4) efforts to encourage student personnel workers to understand and use program evaluation data; (5) the development of a service delivery model that considers the interdependence of teaching and counseling, the role of student affairs in educational programming, and institutional planning/marketing; and (6) recognition that the goals of liberal arts and student personnel are the same. (LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the "Serving Students in the 80's" Conference (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1-3, 1985).