ERIC Number: EJ896836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Preparing for Fiscal Leadership in Student Affairs: The Senior Student Affairs Officer Voice
Stewart, Stephanie C.; Williams, Terry E.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v47 n3 p274-290 2010
Success within today's challenging economic environment mandates that senior student affairs officers in higher education possess a sophisticated financial and budgetary skill set. Limited research addresses avenues through which professionals might best acquire the financial acumen needed. To address this gap, 19 senior student affairs officers participated in a qualitative, interview-based study exploring the breadth and depth of their campus-based fiscal responsibility and their professional preparation experiences. Participants recommend ways current and future senior administrators can best prepare for the complex fiscal challenges and responsibilities required of student affairs leaders.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Job Skills, Administrator Responsibility, Budgeting, Money Management, Alignment (Education), Institutional Mission, Economic Climate, Government School Relationship, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Systems Approach, Politics of Education, Professional Development, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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