ERIC Number: ED277914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Career Perspectives in Student Affairs. Monograph Series, Volume 1.
Kirby, Alan F., Ed.; Woodard, Dudley, Ed.
A discussion among student personnel administrators of how they had come to careers in student affairs, of the complexities of making choices for personal and professional development, and of advice they wished they had received from, or would like to give to, others in the field led to the development of this monograph. Articles include: (1) "Careers in Student Affairs: An Introduction" (Arthur Sandeen); (2) "Preparing for Student Personnel in the 1980s" (Robert H. Shaffer); (3) "The New Professional" (Alan F. Kirby); (4) "The Middle Management Professional" (Orcilia Z. Forbes); (5) "Thoughts on Career Advancement" (Edward E. Birch); (6) "Once Upon a Time in the West: One Woman's Path to the Vice-Presidency" (Peggy Elder); and (7) "Summary Thoughts and a Look to the Future" (Lelia Moore). The articles deal with the past, present, and future of the student personnel profession and the profession's central role in higher education. Specific suggestions are given on what the field needs now and will need in the future from its practitioners in the way of skills, a knowledge base, and attitude toward change. A selected bibliography is included. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.