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Helfgot, Steven R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
In a professional world characterized by change, uncertainty, and increased pressure to demonstrate that what they do really matters, community college student affairs professionals need clear definitions, a shared understanding of critical professional issues, and professional values that are consistent and congruent. This chapter provides those…
Descriptors: Values, Definitions, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services
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Culp, Marguerite M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
Student affairs practitioners must reconceptualize traditional support services in order to use the resources allocated to them more effectively, meet the needs of today's students, and increase their value to community colleges. This chapter identifies student affairs programs that are vital to the community college's mission, describes best…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Workers, Services, Resource Allocation
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Dale, Paul A.; Drake, Tonya M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
As community colleges embrace learning-centered practices, student affairs professionals have an opportunity to recommit to building and maintaining partnerships with their academic colleagues. This chapter explores the development, nature, and culture of learning-centered partnerships between academic and student affairs professionals, identifies…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education
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Culp, Marguerite M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter identifies eleven factors that, when present in a community college, substantially increase the probability that student affairs professionals will be able to create programs that matter to the institution's core mission. The chapter also provides student affairs practitioners with tools to assess the climate in student affairs as…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods
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Kisker, Carrie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter, aimed at both new community college student affairs professionals and experienced practitioners hoping to further develop their skills, provides resources and information about the expanding focus on student learning, translating student development theory into practice, and assessing student learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Student Development, Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Outcomes of Education