ERIC Number: ED283537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
National Standards for Student Affairs: Opportunity for Renewal.
Dassance, Charles R.
Throughout the history of the student affairs profession, a deep abiding concern for students and their development has been the guiding principle. The two-year college, with its rich tradition of commitment to teaching and expanding educational opportunities, has been a fertile ground for the student affairs profession. In recent years, despite the acknowledgement of the importance of student affairs in two-year colleges, questions have been raised about the effectiveness and relevance of such programs and recommendations have been made for the development of professional standards for student affairs. Since 1980, the Council for the Advancement of Standards for Student Services/Development Programs (CAS) has worked on the professional standards for the student affairs field and for graduate programs which prepare student affairs professionals. The functional areas for which standards have been developed include academic advising, career planning and placement, student activities, commuter student programs and services, disabled student services, orientation, counseling services, and learning assistance programs. CAS has also developed a set of general standards and guidelines for student affairs. These standards, which are endorsed by 20 professional associations, in combination with clearer program goals, will strengthen the role of student affairs in two-year colleges. (EJV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (67th, Dallas, TX, April 22-25, 1987).