"The smooth flow of the writing and format, the variety of perspectives presented, and the currency of the contested issues all offer a very thought-provoking and worthwhile read for graduate students in their preparation. This book will offer a sense of realities of student affairs practice. For that reason, professionals will also find this book useful as excellent fodder for professional development dialogue and reflection."?Journal of College Student Development
• Designed to stimulate reflection and discussion about critical and often contentious issues that confront today’s student affairs professionals
• Written by leaders in the field
• Related blog site enables readers to teach and learn from each other, and interact with colleagues beyond their immediate campus
This book augments traditional introductory handbooks that focus on functional areas (e.g., residence life, career services) and organizational issues. It fills a void by addressing the social, educational and moral concepts and concerns of student affairs work that transcend content areas and administrative units, such as the tensions between theory and practice, academic affairs and student affairs, risk taking and failure; and such as issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and spirituality.