ERIC Number: EJ882666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Orienting Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals
Mather, Peter C.; Bryan, Stephen P.; Faulkner, William O.
College Student Affairs Journal, v27 n2 p242-256 Spr 2009
Mid-level managers comprise a large proportion of student affairs organizations. They are often the most overlooked when it comes to professional orientation and institutional introduction when entering new positions. Accordingly, information is presented from the professional literature that speaks to the characteristics and unique needs of this administrative cohort, with attention to orientation needs, including life and work transition, role complexity, leadership demands, and technical skills requirements. Finally, a process developed for a mid-size, private university's student affairs division is offered as an example for preparing orientation for mid-level staff.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Middle Management, Staff Orientation, Private Colleges
Southern Association for College Student Affairs. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.sacsa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Support Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A