Learning to Articulate the Value of Student Affairs

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Date May 21, 2015
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $199.00
Increase Your Ability to Articulate what Students Gain from their Involvement in Co-Curricular Experiences, Backed by a National Study and Understand the Three Statistics That Help Tell The Story.
Those in student affairs know the challenges of explaining to others what we do. Often even our closest family members have only a basic understanding of our challenging work. What's worse, our colleagues in academic affairs often suffer from significant misconceptions about student affairs. Due to these misconceptions, student affairs can be viewed as separate from or even a distraction to learning. We have to prepare ourselves to refute these dangerous myths.
Marcia Baxter Magolda and Peter Magolda, in the recent book, Contested Issues in Student Affairs, pose the question, "How does the perception that learning takes place exclusively in the classroom persist?" Despite the wealth of evidence backing the rich and substantial learning that takes place outside the classroom, this question still exists because of the confusion about how this learning is intended to connect with classroom experiences.
This topic was addressed by former NASPA Executive Director Gwendolyn Dungy, as she ended her time with the association saying, ""For those in student affairs, it's time to stop saying that our programs complement the teaching and learning that occurs in the classroom, when at too many campuses student affairs has no relationship with the faculty and no idea about what the student's experience is in the classroom."
To explain how student affairs contributes to student learning, the profession of student affairs needs to tell the same story. You will understand how to measure and validate the importance of outside-the-classroom experiences with student learning and articulate the outcomes to others.
This session with expert Dr. Adam Peck, will provide evidence of student learning outside of the classroom and help you learn to tell your own student learning story to others.

Training Objective
  • You will express more confidence in your ability to articulate what students gain from their involvement in co-curricular experiences.
  • You will gain resources to articulate how students develop career skills in co-curricular experiences.
  • You will learn how to connect learning outcomes to the needs and expectations of key stakeholders.
  • You will be exposed to data from a recent national study on outcomes from co-curricular experiences conducted by the presenter.
  • You will be able to determine three statistics specific to your institution that will help you tell your story to others
Who should attend
  • 2 & 4-year institutions
  • Entry-level student affairs professionals
  • Mid-level student affairs professionals
  • Senior-level student affairs professionals
  • Student affairs professionals who report to academic affairs
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Faculty (full and part-time)
  • Student Leaders
  • Residence Life
  • Student Life
  • HR Professionals


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