One Size Does Not Fit All
Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
In the day-to-day work of higher education administration, student affairs professionals know that different institutional types—whether a small liberal arts college, a doctoral intensive institution, or a large private university—require different practical approaches. Despite this, most student affairs literature emphasizes a "one size fits all" approach to practice, giving little attention to the differing models of student affairs practice and their diversity across institutions. In the second edition of this influential book, leading scholars Kathleen Manning, Jillian Kinzie, and John H. Schuh advocate an original approach by presenting 11 models of student affairs practice, including both traditional and innovative programs. Based on a qualitative, multi-institutional research project, One Size Does Not Fit All explores a variety of policies, practices, and programs that contribute to increased student engagement, success, and learning.
New to this Revised Edition:
"One size Does Not Fit All does a masterful job of identifying the types of student affairs organizations and the learning outcomes associated with each of them. Educators and practitioners who are interested in organizational theory or who want to move their student affairs organization forward to improve student learning should read this book."
—Gregory S. Blimling, Professor of College Student Affairs, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University
"Manning, Kinzie, and Schuh have masterfully captured the range and complexity of organizational approaches to student affairs in the 21st century. This book is an essential resource for higher education professionals at all levels and a must-read for leaders who aim to invigorate student affairs practice at their institutions."
—Frank Harris III, Associate Professor of Postsecondary Education and Student Affairs, San Diego State University
Part One: Theoretical and Historical Foundation for Models of Student Affairs Practice
Chapter One: Introduction: Models of Student Affairs Practice
Chapter Two: Student Engagement and Success: Relationship to Student Affairs Models and Practice
Chapter Three: Organizing Student Affairs: A Second Glance in the Rearview Mirror and a Further Look Ahead
Part Two: Traditional Models of Student Affairs Practice
Chapter Four: Out-of-Classroom-Centered Traditional Models
Chapter Five: Administratively-Centered Traditional Models
Functional Silos Model
Student Services Model
Chapter Six: Learning-Centered Traditional Models
Competitive and Adversarial
Part Three: Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice
Chapter Seven: Student-Centered Innovative Models
Ethic of Care
Chapter Eight: Academic Centered Innovative Models
Academic-Student Affairs Collaborative Model
Part Four: Changing and Transforming Your Student Affairs Division
Chapter Nine: Catalysts and Tools for Change
Chapter Ten: Redesigning Your Student Affairs Division
Appendix A: DEEP Research Method
Appendix B: Models of Student Affairs Practice Inventory
Kathleen Manning is Professor and Program Coordinator of Higher Education & Student Affairs at University of Vermont, USA.
Jillian Kinzie is Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute at Indiana University, USA.
John H. Schuh is Director of the School of Education and Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University, USA.