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Improving Staffing Practices in Student Affairs (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)by Roger B., Jr. Winston
Synopses & Reviews
Improving Staffing Practices in Student Affairs is a state-of-the-art handbook that provides practical guidelines and recommAndations for improving staffing practices. The authors, Roger B. Winston, Jr. and Don G. Creamer, show how student affairs professionals can develop the skills to attract and maintain a dedicated staff of the highest quality. This essential resource is filled with down-to-earth suggestions on such key topics as recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision, staff development, and performance appraisal. In addition, the book offers a wealth of illustrative examples and helpful case studies that provide an integrated approach to staffing practices.Some of the recommAndations for improvement in staffing practices include? Make hiring the right person priority number one in staffing.? Recognize that people are the most valuable assets of the institution and treat them accordingly.? Conduct supervision synergistically?combining the perspectives of the individual and the institution.? Create performance appraisal methods that are tailored to position responsibilities, that assess institutional and personal goals achievement, that are both cooperative and interactive, and that are designed to assist in improving performance.The book also offers recommAndations for addressing alternative staffing patterns, creating new roles for professional associations, providing the means for greater integration of professional preparation and practice, and implementing new quality assurance mechanisms.
This is a state-of-the-art handbook that provides practical guidelines and recommendations for improving staffing practices. The authors show how student affairs professionals can develop the skills to attract and maintain a dedicated staff of the highest quality.
An informative guide for student affairs professionals on recruiting, training, and developing a truly professional and dedicated staff.Improving Staffing Practices in Student Affairs presents the state-of-the-art of staffing practices in student affairs and provides practical recommAndations for improvement. The book is filled with illustrative examples, helpful case studies, and down-to-earth suggestions that offer an integrated approach to the selection, orientation, supervision, development, and evaluation of staff. The authors apply the values of the profession to the realm of staffing, to show how student affairs divisions can attract and maintain a dedicated staff of the highest quality.
Most of us are not born good supervisors. Winston and Creamer's book gives us a comprehensive framework for thinking about and reexamining our staffing practices. It is an excellent tool for the novice and the veteran.
?Elizabeth M. Nuss, vice president and dean of students, Coucher College
This book presents the state-of-the-art of staffing practices in student affairs and provides practical recommAndations for improvement. It is filled with illustrative examples, helpful case studies, and down-to-earth suggestions that offer an integrated approach to the selection, orientation, supervision, development, and evaluation of staff.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-381) and index.
About the Author
ROGER B. WINSTON, JR. is professor in the student affairs administration programs in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, College of Education, University of Georgia. DON G. CREAMER is professor and coordinator of the Student Affairs Administration Program at Virginia Tech.
Table of Contents
Contexts and Values for Staffing in Student Affairs.
A Model for Staffing Practice in Student Affairs.
Current Staffing Practices: Case Studies.
Current Staffing Practices: Survey Report.
Recruitment and Selection of Staff.
Orienting Staff to New Positions.
Supervising and Managing Staff.
Staffing Practices That Ensure Quality in Student Affairs.
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