Linking Theory to Practice – Case Studies for Working with College Students
Edited by Frances K. Stage, Steven M. Hubbard
Routledge – 2012 – 246 pages
Framed by an overview of theories that guide student affairs practice, the cases in this book present a challenging array of problems that student affairs and higher education personnel face, such as racial diversity, alcohol abuse, and student activism. The revised edition has thirty new cases, with content on issues that reflect the complexity of today’s environment at colleges and universities, including the expanded use of social networking, the rise in mental health issues, bullying, study abroad, and athletics. The fully updated edition includes new references, expanded theory with an increased emphasis on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and three entirely new chapters on admissions, student identity, and campus life. An excellent teaching tool, this book challenges students to consider multiple overlapping issues within a single case study.
Praise for the Second Edition:
"This reviewer knows of no other book of cases that are geared precisely for student affairs administrators, so in some sense the editors are competing with themselves. They are winning. The revisions in the book are well taken and the cases seem a little more vibrant, a bit more political in some places, a slightly sharpened turn on diversity in others, the perfect addition of a regent as a player in yet another. This is good work that fills a need in the field-until we need some new cases to reflect the issues of the next decade!" -- D. Stanley Carpenter, Texas A&M University, Journal of College Student Development
Chapter 1 The Role of Theory in a Practical World
Chapter 2 Theory and Practice in Student Affairs
Chapter 3 Analyzing a Case
Chapter 4 Cases in Organization and Administration
Chapter 5 Cases in Admissions
Chapter 6 Cases in Advising and Counseling
Chapter 7 Cases on Academic Issues
Chapter 8 Cases Regarding Identity
Chapter 9 Cases in Campus Life
Case by Case Index
Frances K. Stage is Professor of Higher and Postsecondary Education at New York University.
Steven M. Hubbard is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Director of Student Affairs at the McGhee Division, New York University.