ERIC Number: ED405518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Role & Contribution of Student Affairs in Involving Colleges.
Kuh, George D., Ed.; Schuh, John H., Ed.
This book describes how student affairs organizations, programs, services, and personnel assist an institution in attaining its educational purposes by promoting student involvement in out-of-class learning opportunities. "Student Involvement: The Key to Promoting Student Learning and Growth" (John Schuh) discusses the challenges facing higher education institutions and highlights the role of student affairs. "Characteristics of Involving Colleges" (George Kuh) summarizes the five clusters of factors and conditions common to involving colleges. Seven chapters present case analyses of seven involving colleges: (1) "Making a Large University Feel Small: The Iowa State University Story" (John Schuh, with commentary by Arthur Sandeen); (2) "Caretakers of the Collegiate Culture: Student Affairs at Stanford University" (George Kuh, with commentary by William Gurowitz); (3) "Emergence of a Metroversity: The University of Louisville Case" (Carney Strange, with commentary by Carmen Witt); (4) "Where Achievement is the Rule: The Case of Xavier University of Louisiana" (Rosalind Andreas, with commentary by Rodger Summers); (5) "A Community of Women Empowering Women: Mount Holyoke College" (Elizabeth Whitt, with commentary by Daryl Smith); (6) "Checking of the Truth: The Case of Earlham College" (Lee Krehbiel and Carney Strange, with commentary by Frances Lucas-Tauchar); and (7) "An Eclipse of the Usual: The Evergreen State College" (James Lyons, with commentary by David Dodson). The final chapter, "Conclusions and Recommendations" (George Kuh and John Schuh), draws conclusions about student affairs organizations and personnel at involving colleges. (NB)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Student Participation, Student Personnel Services
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc., 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.