ERIC Number: ED438888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Life at the Edge of the Wave: Lessons from the Community College.
Culp, Marguerite M., Ed.; Helfgot, Steven R., Ed.
This collection of essays discusses various issues surrounding the community college and its future success. Chapter 1, "Our Present, Your Future" (Marguerite M. Culp), describes the current reality in community colleges, discussing challenges and offering projections for the future that student services administrators in both two- and four-year colleges can use to organize professional practice. Chapter 2, "The Student Success Imperative" (Steven R. Helfgot), emphasizes the need to organize professional practice, describing the Student Success Imperative, noting the failure of some major professional initiatives to acknowledge the nontraditional college student. Chapter 3, "Translating Theory to Practice" (Linda Reisser), examines the role of theory in working with nontraditional students, translating it into everyday practice. Chapter 4, "Infiltrating Academe" (Marguerite M. Culp), discusses the inter-relatedness between student affairs and academic affairs. Chapter 5, "Nests for Dreams, Backdrops for Visions: Making a Difference with Students" (Jack J. Becherer and Janna Hoekstra Becherer), offers examples of successful community college programs. Chapter 6, "Tools for Tomorrow: Re-envisioning the Student Body" (Steven R. Helfgot), introduces a series of short essays on the tools that will be required for successful student affairs practice into the new century. (Each chapter contains references.) (YKH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Colleges, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Nontraditional Students, Professional Development, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.