ERIC Number: ED260753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Toward the Future Vitality of Student Development Services. Summary Report of a Colloquium Held at Traverse City, Michigan, August 1984.
Keyser, John S., Ed.
This colloquium report presents four views on the future of student services in the two-year college. First, "Student Development Philosophy: A Perspective on the Past and Future," by Terry O'Banion, discusses the origins of the student development profession, the emerging "student development model," and the projected impact of the quality reformation, educational technology, finances, and the community college mission. Next, "Student Development and College Services: A Consumer Perspective," by Ernest R. Leach, reviews the "in loco parentis," student services, student development, and consumer models of student development and personnel services. In "Student Developers--Partners in Student Success," Lee Noel and Randi Levitz define the roles of the student services professional as the educational interpreter and the essential learning agent, contending that the key to attracting and retaining students is a focus on identifying and developing competencies for the information age. "A President's Perspective on Effective Leadership in Student Services," by Paul A. Elsner, asserts that integration of student and instructional services will be a necessary ingredient to successful educational programs, suggesting that a human resources management philosophy holds promise for student development professionals. The concluding presentation, "1984 Traverse City Statement: Toward the Future Vitality of Student Development Services," by John S. Keyser, reaffirms the philosophy and purpose of student development services in the two-year college, defines the major issues facing the profession, and puts forth an agenda for local and national action. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council on Student Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.