"Student Affairs Today provides me with a quick and easy synopsis of the issues, the trends occurring across the country, and the best practices happening in our field. I find it invaluable."
—Douglas R. Pearson, vice president and dean of students, Mercer University
Student Affairs Today is packed with advice on how to offer
innovative services, fund your programs, and meet your legal
requirements, in these features:
- How Courts and Administrative Agencies are Ruling
on student-affairs issues, with plain-English summaries of lawsuits and
hard-to-get OCR and FPCO rulings so you can be sure your policies and
procedures don’t get you in legal hot water.
- Cover Stories that delve into tough problems,
such as how to conduct meaningful outcomes assessment, find the most
effective discipline methods when students violate the campus conduct
code, and how to support students with psychological disabilities while
ensuring they are not a danger to themselves or others.
- Leaders and Innovators from institutions of all
sizes and types. These profiles of student affairs leaders reveal their
leadership philosophy, the challenges they face, and the solutions they
found—so you can benefit from others’ successes.
- Policies & Procedures details other
institutions’ approaches to handling specific challenges, such as a
mental health response protocol and fire safety policy—so you don’t have
to reinvent the wheel.
- Generating Opportunities highlights ideas your
unit can use to make or save money and resources, such as how to collect
and track data to gain the resources you need and how to write
- Managing Your Office provides guidance to
sharpen your management skills and tackle common personnel issues, such
as developing orientation for new hires, leading productive meetings,
and strengthening relationships among campus units.