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  1. 1. STUDENT AFFAIRS SIDE OF THE ENTERPRISE By: Group 5 Members— Vafa Gasimova, Eric Hopfensperger, Tomeco Hubbard, Henry Salley, Camelia Sanderlin
  2. 2. STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE STUDENT The relationship between the college environment and the student is reciprocal and dynamic (Dey & Hurtado, pp. 81-82). Students begin a cognitive progression when entering different facets of student affairs. Socialization occurs when the student becomes more involved with their environment (Weidman, pp 114-135).
  3. 3. COLLEGE STUDENT THEORIES <ul><li>College Impact Models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refers to the changes associated with between and within college effects on students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on the source of the change ( programs, groups, or services offered). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Undergraduate Socialization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed by John C. Weidman arguing that to fully understand the student you must understand the collegiate impact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model focuses on individual student and the groups or membership that influence the individual. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model represents three socializing influences that students experience: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collegiate Experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Background Characteristics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parental Socialization/Non- College Reference Groups </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ADMISSIONS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Informing prospective students about the institution, its programs and accepting, and screening applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Admitting students through policies established by the faculty, president, governing board, or state legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining active communications with high schools, community colleges, community agencies, alumni groups, professional testing associations, parents and other interested individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Operating on a centralized level, but decentralized services also possible </li></ul><ul><li>Video: Tips Upon Entering College </li></ul>
  6. 6. ORIENTATION <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting students in getting acquainted with the history, traditions, educational programs, academic requirements and student life of the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly focused on registration, finances, housing, as well as involving parents, community leaders, faculty and student leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on student development and enhancing the first year experiences of students </li></ul><ul><li>Issues likely to be addressed in the future - linking orientation to the academic program and working on the actual content of orientation programs </li></ul>
  7. 7. REGISTRATION <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping the official academic records of current and former students </li></ul><ul><li>Realizing student enrollment for the academic courses and publishing the official schedules of courses for the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes linked with admissions, orientation or student financial aid </li></ul><ul><li>Future issues to be addressed in this area – how technology can best serve institutions and students and the legal status of student records </li></ul>
  8. 8. FINANCIAL AID <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Helping students with educational expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Providing student support – loans, scholarships, grants and student employment </li></ul><ul><li>Student financial aid staff duties – 1. assessing student financial needs and making decisions about student aid packages; 2. working with government agencies, banks, loan guarantee agencies, parents, corporate and individual donors; 3. assisting students with their personal financial planning while in college </li></ul><ul><li>Linked with admissions, retention and registration </li></ul><ul><li>Future issues in the area - linking financial aid to the college’s academic goals and privatization of services </li></ul>
  9. 9. COUNSELING SERVICES <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The center is to assist students to define and accomplish personal and academic goals which are congruent with the overall mission statement of the university. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help students with their personal development and everyday problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage in outreach activities with other campus offices. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. CAREER DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist students in gaining an understanding of self, interests, abilities, values, and needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help determine occupational or career goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach students strategies on how to attain employment </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ACADEMIC ADVISING AND SUPPORT SERVICES <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aid students in developing educational plans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan programs to reflect student’s abilities and interests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refer students to institutional resources that will help with their educational development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on size of institution determines if faculty or trained professionals are in charge of this department. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help in efforts to reduce retention rates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VIDEO: Office of Academic Advising </li></ul>
  12. 12. COLLEGE UNIONS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus hub for students, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes separate departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversee a variety of items; programming, student organizations, co-curricular activities </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-curricular student development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not typically a separate office from Student Activities, but becoming more so lately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters partnerships between the campus, faculty, and the surrounding community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>e </li></ul>
  14. 14. RESIDENCE LIFE <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide students with healthy, clean, safe and educationally supportive living environment that complements the academic mission of the institution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in the orientation to college life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpret university policies, rules and objectives to the students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help in the development of individuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunity of faculty-student contacts outside the classroom. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the success of students with disabilities and learning problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve an advocacy role when discussing policies and procedures affecting students with disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work to improve physical conditions on the campus and in the community. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND FOOD SERVICES <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To give medical knowledge and assistance to students, faculty, and staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be linked to an academic department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide variety of food service provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From vending machines to full service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institution operated to private contract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are not always part of student affairs </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting international students with travelling, orientation, financial aid, registration, housing, counseling, and student adjustment to campus and community </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for study abroad programs, foreign visitors and international student organizations existing on the campus </li></ul><ul><li>Issues to be addressed in this arena – financial support, tuition, relations with US students, and immigration policies </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes part of academic affairs or international programs division </li></ul>
  18. 18. STUDENT RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vary from campus to campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically provided through student organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May have part- or full-time staff members </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the needs of racial and ethnic minorities </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the needs of LGBT students </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the needs of female students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Sandeen, p. 263) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports and athletic competitions organized and funded at institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs address issues of sportsmanship, training, nutrition, safety, gender equity, financial support, and institutional representation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two tiered system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One sanctioned by collegiate sport governing body such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the second includes intramural and recreational sport clubs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>VIDEO: NCAA Fan Commercial VIDEO: College Football Clips </li></ul>
  21. 21. STUDENT RECREATION AND FITNESS PROGRAMS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Promote good health awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Teach physical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage positive social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>(Sandeen, p. 263) </li></ul>
  22. 22. COMMUTER STUDENT SERVICES AND CHILDCARE SERVICES <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need varies by campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is a growing population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Done in collaboration with student affairs, academic departments, and community partners </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. STUDENT JUDICIAL AFFAIRS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop, interpret, and enforce campus rules and regulations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct student hearings, publish rules and regulations that define procedures and student rights and encourages student learning through direct participation in the judicial system . </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. PROGRAM RESEARCH AND EVALUATION <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not typically a separate office, but part of the overall student affairs staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to critique, modify, and develop programs to assist the students </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. DEAN OF STUDENTS <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to establish and enforce the community standards of the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Responds to general concerns of the students, faculty, staff, families, and community. </li></ul><ul><li>Directs Responses to student crises. </li></ul><ul><li> (Sandeen, p. 262) </li></ul>
  26. 26. STRENGTHS CHALLENGES <ul><li>Technological advances creating new opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides community services </li></ul><ul><li>Produces leadership for the community </li></ul><ul><li>Fields are highly professionalized and specialized </li></ul><ul><li>Each area has its own national organizations and literature </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing financial Support </li></ul><ul><li>Privatization </li></ul><ul><li>Staying united as a student affairs front </li></ul><ul><li>Larger institutions face population size challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Location will determine what type of services are of more necessity </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of the student body </li></ul><ul><li>Political and legal trends </li></ul>