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Baird, Leonard – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
"Integrity" is a term that is intuitively appealing, but hard to define and implement. This chapter discusses those conceptual complexities as well as an ideal portrait of organizations with integrity, a description of the challenges to the integrity of organizations, a discussion of the enhancement of integrity through compliance programs and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Student Welfare, Integrity
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Romano, Joyce C.; Gallagher, Geraldine; Shugart, Sanford C. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Philanthropy has shaped American higher education from inception. While religion earns the biggest slice of philanthropy, education runs second and well ahead of other causes. Most community college donations are earmarked for scholarships. Foundation dollars can be used strategically to meet the needs of students who cannot qualify for federal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Needs, Scholarships, Private Financial Support
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Hernandez, Susana; Hernandez, Ignacio, Jr.; Gadson, Rebecca; Huftalin, Deneece; Ortiz, Anna M.; White, Mistalene Calleroz; Yocum-Gaffney, DeAnn – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
The previous chapters have highlighted the financial, academic, emotional, and career challenges undocumented students face in pursuit of their higher education goals. However, an analysis of these issues cannot begin to convey the tremendous stress and anxiety these students endure every day as a result of their illegal status. This chapter…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Undocumented Immigrants, Anxiety, Fear
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Ellis, Shannon E. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Planning from a strategic perspective has been a mainstay of organizational management for decades. Founded in the private sector, strategic planning is now embraced by the nonprofit world as a catalyst for sound resource allocation, transformative decision making, and motivating staff. Student affairs professionals who think, plan, and act…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Student Personnel Services, Models, Change Strategies
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Atkins, Kemal – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Higher education, like the private sector, is searching for innovative ways to respond to demographic shifts, globalization, greater accountability, and new technologies. New organizational models are needed to meet these challenges. In a rapidly changing world, the development of such models can occur through effective strategic analysis and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Global Approach, Student Personnel Services, Change Strategies
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Bresciani, Marilee J. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Data-driven planning or evidence-based decision making represents nothing new in its concept. For years, business leaders have claimed they have implemented planning informed by data that have been strategically and systematically gathered. Within higher education and student affairs, there may be less evidence of the actual practice of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Change Strategies, Organizational Change, Student Personnel Services
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Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Rumann, Corey; Mondragon, Rodolfo – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Families migrate to the United States for opportunity. Whether they leave extreme poverty or violence or reunite with relatives who made the move before them, immigrants seek opportunity. Sometimes circumstances force families to make tough decisions. Sometimes circumstances and tough decisions manifest in families entering the United States…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Educational Opportunities
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McCarty, Richard W. – New Directions for Student Services, 2009
Dialogue on religion and sexuality is difficult because these topics consist of deeply seated concepts of self, as well as one's relationship to other selves in the world. This chapter offers practical steps for creating and navigating difficult dialogues with respect to sexuality and religion. It suggests that partnership with departments,…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religion, Sexuality, Student Personnel Workers
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Beemyn, Brett; Curtis, Billy; Davis, Masen; Tubbs, Nancy Jean – New Directions for Student Services, 2005
Colleges and universities are beginning to consider the needs of transgender students, but few understand how to offer support to this segment of the campus community. This chapter address issues and provides suggestions for student affairs professionals.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Sexual Identity, Social Bias