ERIC Number: ED459400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
From Student to Student Affairs Colleague: Perspectives on Nurturing Untapped Potential in Graduate Assistants via the Empowerment Model.
Asai, Shuji; Cohen, Lori D.; Reifsteck, Jan; Wirkkula, Leanne M.
The changing face of personnel in higher education amidst a competitive marketplace has inspired student affairs administrators to place greater emphasis on hiring practices in an effort to recruit future colleagues from existing resources. To that end, the attempt was made to (1) propose the Empowerment Model as a means by which future student affairs colleagues are cultivated; (2) explore the concepts of authority, responsibility, and power proposed by Bents and Blank (1997), and (3) identify the student affairs cultural climate that supports implementation of the Model. The Empowerment Model represents a dynamic approach to the recruitment and retention of graduate students in student affairs. Readers may view a video representation of the Model at http://www.education.umn.edu/SPS/Empowerment/. (Contains 3 figures and 17 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Washington, DC, April 17-21, 2001).