This Revised Edition Includes:
Reflection activities to engage students and foster critical thinking
Expanded attention to diverse populations and cultural differences
Updated legal references and case law related to daily practice
Broadened discussion of professional standards and alignment with the CAS standards and ACPA/NASPA’s Joint Statement on Professional Competencies
A new chapter addressing campus politics and organizational culture
Learning through Supervised Practice in Student Affairs bridges the gap between theory and practice, assisting students and site supervisors in constructing a practicum or internship experience that successfully contributes to learning and professional development.
"This book offers insights useful to several audiences, and is likely to contribute to the successful integration and retention of new student affairs professionals."--The Review of Higher Education
Effective socialization of new student affairs professionals is essential--both for the individual success of these practitioners, and for the work of a college or university that promotes student learning. It enables new professionals to manage the important personal and professional transitions they experience throughout their careers, engage in continuous professional development, and achieve high levels of productivity. It also counteracts the high attrition rate among new hires, with all the attendant costs to the institution in terms of resources spent on recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and developing staff talent.
The socialization process for new professionals includes formal and informal elements that influence both success and quality of work life. This book defines the concept, explains its value, offers a model of socialization and examines the institutional context in which the socialization of new professionals occurs, describing how different institutional types influence the socialization process.