A Research Study Of Academic And Student Affairs

785 Words Jun 12th, 2016 4 Pages
According to Kuk and Banning (2009), “different types of institutions appear to share general design and structural features within their student affairs organizations (p. 108). As the needs of our society have changed over the years, so have student affairs. As the demands on higher education increase and change, it seemed reasonable to redesign the organizational structure to be more flexible and adaptable to the environmental needs of the institution. As student’s needs change, student affairs will face new challenges and new opportunities where they will need to reconsider and recreate their programs for student success.
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, NASPA, and ACOA jointly conducted a national survey study of academic and student affairs collaboration that resulted in coordination between academic affairs and student affairs. Looking at the chart below, there appears to be a correlation between the use of Kuh strategies and successful collaborations. In addition, there appears to a parallel that exists between planned change strategies and the number of successful collaborations; however, there seemed to be some institutional variations. There is a similar pattern between restructuring strategies that used two or more methods. Planned changed appeared to be equally successful across all institutional cultures (Kezar, 2001).
Student affairs emerged with the infusion of women and World War II veterans entering higher education. The landmark Supreme Court…
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