Sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel AdministratorsWhat issues and trAnds affect higher education and student affairs today? What skills and competencies will student affairs administrators need to confront change and future challenges? What opportunities and choices will they discover as they strive to develop professionally? In this fully updated handbook, thirty-nine experts discuss the answers to these and other essential questions. Together, they provide a definitive reference for student affairs professionals at all levels of administration and management.Organized into five distinct sections and over thirty insightful chapters, The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration offers specific, practical advice as well as broad approaches to planning and problem solving. Readers will find modernized discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, strategic planning, change management, finance and budgeting, staff selection, training and evaluation, conflict resolution, fundraising, legal and ethical behavior, service development, technological innovation, diversity, leadership, and more. In addition, there are new chapters that explore:- The history and philosophy of student affairs- How to plan and finance campus facilities- The role and value of assessment in student affairs- How to translate theory and assessment results into practice- How to create successful partnerships with academic affairs- The impact of fundraising and development- The standards and principles of good professional practiceFilled with thoughtful advice from the field's foremost authorities, this comprehensive handbook reflects the most current and effective practices in college student affairs.Barr, Margaret J. and Associates Staff is the author of 'Handbook of Student Affairs Administration' with ISBN 9780787947200 and ISBN 0787947202.