ERIC Number: ED317900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
The Concept of Balance: A Futuristic Perspective of Student Development.
Abrahamowicz, Daniel; And Others
This document concerns the need for college and university student affairs professionals to prepare for the 21st century. It asserts that an understanding of the concept of balance can help student affairs professionals gain insight into how individual students use the academic process and the college experience for beneficial growth and development. Four presentations are included. "Student Development and the Practitioner" by Dan Abrahamowicz reviews some of the literature and research in the area of student affairs and concludes that, for the practitioner, the concept of balance reflects an equilibrium between theory and practice and between institutional ecology and structure and student needs. "Balance--A Practitioner's Experience" by Phil Whitner discusses his experiences as a student development professional. Focusing on his experiences with student-athletes, his concludes that the student's ability to determine, acquire, and balance a specific to fulfill a need deficit is an important step toward that student's development. "Balance--Departmental Perspective" by Don Sanz presents a general basic outline for college and university counseling centers. The outline includes sections on traditional versus non-traditional service delivery systems, future institutional concerns, and counseling center response for the future. "Balance--Divisional Perspective" by David McIntire identifies five critical areas that are instrumental in student development: staffing, operations, philosophy, modeling, and survival. Student affairs professionals are advised to attend to these critical areas. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (New Orleans, LA, March 14-17, 1990).