Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

College Student Affairs Journal

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

40

Last Page

54

Abstract

The ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs were designed to articulate skills needed for effective practice. However, since its first publication in 2010, little research has been done to understand whether these competencies align with the skills needed to be successful student affairs professionals. This qualitative study examined mid-level supervisors’ perceptions of the skills needed for effective entry-level student affairs work and compared these responses to the ACPA/NASPA competencies. Mid-level manager’s perceptions of skills aligned with stated competencies with some minor discrepancies noted. These findings have implications for practice, graduate preparation programs, potential revisions to the competencies and future research.

Comments

This article is published as Gansemer -Topf, A.M. & Ryder, A. (2017). Competencies needed for Entry-level Student Affairs Work: Views from Mid-level Professionals. College Student Affairs Journal; 35(1); 40-54. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Southern Association for College Student Affairs

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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