Introduction

From the first Personnel-O-Gram to our most recent books and monographs, ACPA has a long history of providing timely and relevant publications for the student affairs profession. Browse through this timeline to see the scope of the ACPA’s contributions to the literature of the field.

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1946

March

First Issue of the Personnel-O-Gram

The Personnel-O-Gram provided items of general interest, announced special services and publications available, and served as a clearinghouse for problems facing the field.

First Issue of the Personnel-O-Gram

1949

February

Assessment of the Membership of ACPA

In 1949, ACPA President C. Gilbert Wren reported in the Personnel-O-Gram the composition of ACPA members.

Assessment of the Membership of ACPA

1951

December

ACPA Debates the Cost of Producing an Organization Publication

ACPA debated the cost of $50 an issue (for a total of $400 for the 8 issues anticipated for 1952).

ACPA Debates the Cost of Producing an Organization Publication

1952

October

The Evolving Image of the Personnel-O-Gram

The Personnel-O-Gram begins to evolve from a newsletter to a more formal publication.

The Evolving Image of the Personnel-O-Gram

1953

May

Personnel-O-Gram includes Conference Proceedings and ACPA Directory

The Newsletter/Journal begins to includes ACPA annual conference proceedings and the directory of members.

Personnel-O-Gram includes Conference Proceedings and ACPA Directory

1956

December

 

ACPA's Personnel-O-Gram in the mid-1950s.

Personnel-O-Gram includes Conference Proceedings and ACPA Directory

1958-1964

Charles L. Lewis (Editor, Personnel-O-Gram and 1st Editor of the Journal of College Student Personnel)

Charles L. Lewis (Editor, 1958-1964) served in various professional student affairs/higher education positions and contributed to ACPA throughout his life.

Charles L. Lewis (Editor, Personnel-O-Gram and 1st Editor of the Journal of College Student Personnel)

1959

October

The Journal of College Student Personnel replaces the Personnel-O-Gram

In the fall of 1959, ACPA announces the new journal title and format that replaces the Personnel-O-Gram, the former newsletter/journal that had served multiple purposes to that point in the organization.

The Journal of College Student Personnel replaces the Personnel-O-Gram

1960

Student Financial Aid: Manual for Colleges and Universities

This publication was the first in a series produced by ACPA to cover a range of issues in student personnel work. The first "brochure" was in response to the advent of student loan program and covered topics such as scholarships, loan assistance, student employment, and administration of government and institutional forms of aid. (Student Personnel Series #1 by Homer D. Babbidge, Jr.)

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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

1961

The Legal Basis for College Student Personnel Work

This monograph provided general legal information for student personnel workers, primarily those in public institutions. Topics covered within include legal terms and principles as well as the application of these in functional areas such as housing, financial aid, health and counseling services, student discipline, and student activities. (Student Personnel Series #2 by Clarence J. Bakken)

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The Legal Basis for College Student Personnel Work

1964-1970

Robert Callis - 2nd Editor of the Journal of College Student Personnel

Robert Callis (2nd editor of JCSP) spent his entire professional career at the University of Missouri and held leadership positions in ACPA.

1965

College Housing As Learning Centers

This monograph argues that housing serves two functions: to provide students a satisfactory place to live and to help them grow. These functions are explored in greater depth in chapters that cover history, programs, staffing, facilities, and financing. Published in cooperation with the Association of College and University Housing Officers. (Student Personnel Series #3 by Harold C. Riker)

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COLLEGE HOUSING AS LEARNING CENTERS

1965

College Health Services in the United States

The goal of this monograph was to provide student personnel workers with information about the scope and principles of health services in pursuit of establishing cooperative working relationships that restore and protect student health. Individual chapters address historical perspectives, administration, medical, dental, and psychiatric services as well as athletics and the small college. (Student Personnel Series #4 by Dana L. Farnsworth)

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Testing For Higher Education: Cultural Perspective and Future Focus

1965

Student Discipline in Higher Education

Student discipline as an important aspect of the educational process and student success is thoroughly examined in this monograph. Topics covered include faculty, law enforcement, and the courts. (Student Personnel Series #5 by Thomas A. Brady and Leverne F. Snoxell)

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Student Discipline in Higher Education

1965

Testing For Higher Education: Cultural Perspective and Future Focus

This monograph examines the role of testing as an assessment technique in college admissions. Covered in greater detail are the use of tests as predictors of college success and the broader cultural and philosophical implications of test usage. (Student Personnel Series #6 by James. R. Barclay)

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College Health Services in the United States

1965

November

The Journal of College Student Personnel 1965 Design Change

After six years of JCSP, ACPA initiated a design change for the journal.

The Journal of College Student Personnel 1965 Design Change

1966

College Student Personnel Work in the Years Ahead

This monograph is comprised of a set of essays designed to answer essential questions about student personnel work: What is it? What are the trends? What are the new directions? In greater details, various functional areas are examined in each chapter including college activities, counseling, placement, health services, financial aid, international services, and housing. Also discussed are junior colleges and student personnel preparation. (Student Personnel Series #7 edited by Gordon Klopf)

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Student Personnel Series #7 by Gerald Klopf

1967

Student Group Advising in Higher Education

Written in a time of student demand for personal freedoms, this monograph serves as a handbook for the professional who is new to the role of student group advising. The authors discuss the significance of the co-curriculum, advisor roles and responsibilities, and problems, solutions, and techniques. (Student Personnel Series #8 by Paul A. Bloland)

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Student Personnel Series #8 by Paul A. Bloland

1968

The Legal Basis for College Student Personnel Work

This revised edition of the 1961 monograph of the same name provides updated legal information for student personnel workers, primarily those in public institutions. Topics include legal terms and principles as well as the application of these in functional areas such as housing, financial aid, health and counseling services, student discipline, and student activities. (Student Personnel Series #2 Second Edition by Clarence J. Bakken)

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 Legal Basis for College Student Personnel Work

1970

Faculty Advising in Colleges and Universities

This monograph offers a philosophical and psychological base for the practice of faculty advising. Throughout it, the author argues for an authentic relationship between the faculty adviser and the student where educational goals, student learning, teaching methods, curriculum, and student and teacher performance are discussed and analyzed. (Student Personnel Series #9 by Melvene D. Hardee)

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Student Personnel Series #9 by Melvene D. Hardee

1970

Student Activism in American Higher Education

This monograph is comprehensive look at the history of student activism in the U.S., the causes of student activism, and the philosophical and administrative responses to student activism. (Student Personnel Series #10 by Frank L. Ellsworth and Martha A. Burns)

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Student Activism in American Higher Education

1970

The College and University Counseling Center

A thorough review of the status of campus counseling centers is covered in this monograph. The authors discuss everything from facilities to salaries and client caseloads to models for delivery. (Student Personnel Series #11 by E. R. Oetting, Allen E. Ivey, and Richard G. Weigel)

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Student Personnel Series #11 by E. R. Oetting, Allen E. Ivey and Richard G. Weigel

1970

The Growth and Development of College Students

This monograph presents several articles, all related to the Harvard Student Study (1964-1965). The study was designed to examine the development of undergraduate college students at Harvard. The articles contained within focus on housing, psychological assessment of change, and the development of heterosexual relationships in college. (Student Personnel Series #12 edited by John M. Whiteley and Hazel Z. Sprandel)

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The Growth and Development of College Students

1970

Students in the University and Society

This monograph presents diverse viewpoints on college students and how they negotiate their emerging roles in society. Topics covered include student governance, student unrest, and generational clashes. (Student Personnel Series #13 edited by John M. Whiteley)

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Student Personnel Series #13 by John M. Whiteley

1970

Religion in American College and Universities

The goal of this monograph is threefold: to describe the evolution of religious expression on campus; to assert religious expression as feature of university life; and propose ideas for further study and action on the part of student personnel workers. (Student Personnel Series #14 by William A. Overholt)

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Student Personnel Series #14 by William A. Overholt

1971

New Directions in Community College Student Personnel Programs

This monograph presents a set of exceptional practices emerging in community college student personnel work. Specific functional areas represented include academic advising, counseling, students activities, and orientation. (Student Personnel Series #15 by Terry O’Banion)

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New Directions in Community College Student Personnel Programs

1971-1976

Albert B. Hood (Editor of The Journal of College Student Personnel)

An active member of ACPA and extensive author in the field, Albert B. Hood served as the third editor of The Journal of College Student Personnel. Hood was a recipient of the ACPA Contribution to Knowledge Award, the ACA Extended Research Award, and the NASPA Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence.

Albert B. Hood

1972

Student Development in Tomorrow's Higher Education: A Return to the Academy

This monograph is the result of ACPA’s "Tomorrow's Higher Education" project. It presents an analysis of the significance of and implications for student development as a primary goal in educational planning. (Student Personnel Series #16 by Robert D. Brown)

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Student Development in Tomorrow's Higher Education: A Return to the Academy - Monograph

1973

Presidential Newsletter

ACPA President M. C. Beryl sent what was meant to be the first "presidential newsletter," The Presidential Communique, to all ACPA members. The newsletter was "… intended to serve as an information source" about "various aspects of ACPA activity." The newsletter included an update about an open membership plan for commissions and announcement of a "blue ribbon panel" to consider ACPA's continued affiliation with APGA (the American Personnel & Guidance Association).

Presidential Communique
Presidential Communique

1974

Student Development and Education in College Residence Halls

Practitioners, administrators, and researches come together in this book to discuss student development philosophy in residence halls, the impact of student development on relationships and environments, the role of residence hall staff, and residence education for the present and the future. (Edited by David A. DeCoster and Phyllis Mable)

Student Development and Education in College Residence Halls

1974

Student Paraprofessionals: A Working Model for Higher Education

This, the final monograph in the Student Personnel Series, introduces the significant roles students can play in peer assistance in such functional areas as orientation, counseling, residence life, and academic advising. Best practices for funding, selection, training and supervision are presented. (Student Personnel Series #17 by Ursula Delworth, Grant Sherwood, and Neff Casaburri)

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Student Paraprofessionals: A Working Model for Higher Education

1975

May 27th

Creation of ACPA Developments

Presidential Communique became the quarterly newsletter, ACPA Developments

Inaugural issue of Developments; May, 1975
Inaugural issue of Developments; May, 1975

1975

Student Staff in College Residence Halls - Educational Preparation and Role Clarification

This monograph is comprised primarily of survey results on residence hall student staff with respect to their roles and responsibilities and provides examples of student staff training programs across a variety of institutions. (Edited by Janet D. Greenwood and Barbara A. Lembcke).

Sponsored by Commission III - Student Residence Programs

Student Staff in College Residence Halls - Educational Preparation and Role Clarification

1975

Presidential Profiles

A profile of the presidents of ACPA from 1924 to 1975 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the association. Distribution was limited to attendees at the ACPA conference in Atlanta in 1975. (By Vernon Lee Sheeley)

Presidential Profiles

1975

Phase II - A Student Development Model for Student Affairs in Tomorrow's Higher Education

Designed as model building part of T.H.E. Project to develop new operational model for Student Affairs professionals. This is the follow up to Robert D. Brown's 1972 publication.

Phase II - A Student Development Model for Student Affairs in Tomorrow's Higher Education

1976

The Future of Student Affairs: A Guide to Student Development for Tomorrow's Higher Education

This book represents the second, and more practical, phase of ACPA's "Tomorrow's Higher Education" project by offering a range of examples of student development concepts in student affairs work. (By Theodore K. Miller and Judith S. Prince)

The Future of Student Affairs: A Guide to Student Development for Tomorrow's Higher Education

1976

Behavior Modification for Counseling Centers: A Guide for Program Development

Prepared as a comprehensive resource, this book describes promising behavior modification programs and services that can be adopted quickly and readily by university counseling centers. (By John L. Shelton)

Behavior Modification for Counseling Centers: A Guide for Program Development

1976

Formula Budgeting: An Application to Student Affairs

The goal of this practical monograph was to offer a rationale and models for funding different types of services in student affairs; namely career development, counseling, financial aid, health services, and student development/student life offices. (By Ian L. Maw, Nancy A. Richards, and Howard J. Crosby)

Formula Budgeting: An Application to Student Affairs

1977

Perspectives on the Preparation of Student Affairs Professionals

This monograph offers a collection of position papers (with corresponding reaction statements) on key issues of professional preparation for student affairs practice including contemporary perspectives on the profession, a philosophy of professional preparation, structure of preparation programs, and flexibility of programs to address changes in the profession. (Edited by Gary H. Knock)

Perspectives on the Preparation of Student Affairs Professionals

1977 - 1982

Laurine E. (Betty) Fitzgerald (Editor of The Journal of College Student Personnel)

Laurine Fitzgerald served as the fourth editor of The Journal of College Student Personnel.

1978

Making Yourself at Home - A Practical Guide to Restructuring and Personalizing Your Residence Hall Environment

Complete with photos, illustrations, and diagrams, this monograph (developed by Commission III--Student Residence Programs) is designed to help students turn their sterile insitutional "dorm" rooms into more personal and secure environments that reflects their personalities. (By Scott Anchors, Charles C. Schroeder, and Smith Jackson)

a practical guide to restructuring and personalizing your residence hall environment

1978

The Legal Foundations of Student Personnel Services in Higher Education

Written for the student personnel professional who is a lay person with respect to the field law, this book introduces and examines the legal aspects of student services. (Edited by Edward H. Hammond & Robert H. Shaffer)

The Legal Foundations of Student Personnel Services in Higher Education

1979

Up the Ladder: Women, Professionals, and Clients in College Student Personnel

In response to a need for resources and mentors for women in higher education, the author offers a text to assist professionals and clients reach their potential and advance their interests. (By Beverly Prosser Gelwick)

Up the Ladder: Women, Professionals, and Clients in College Student Personne

1979

Evaluation in Student Affairs

The contributors to this book examine questions about evaluation such as who should conduct it, the timing of evaluation, the cost, implications for decision-making, and differences across functional areas of student affairs. (Edited by Beverly Prosser Gelwick)

Evaluation in Student Affairs

1979

College Student Development Revisited: Programs, Issues, and Practices

This monograph defines student personnel work and places it in a historical context. Student characteristics and student conduct are discussed in light of higher education institutional structures and student services. (Edited by Roy F. Giroux, Donald A. Biggs, Alan M. Hoffman, and John J. Pietrofesa).

College Student Development Revisited: Programs, Issues, and Practices (Rev.)

1979

Consider the College Student Development Profession

First published in 1969 by the Council of Student Personnel Association for Higher Education, this publication eventually became the responsibility of ACPA's Commission XII-Professional Education of Student Personnel Workers in Higher Education. The brief monograph provides an overview of the student development profession including historical context, roles, preparation, and qualifications. Details are also provided on ten different functional areas. (By Gerald L. Saddlemire and Gary Knock).

Consider the College Student Development Profession

1980

Resident Assistant Stress Inventory (Assessment Monograph One)

This manual provides the Resident Assistant Stress Inventory (RASI) along with scale scoring and interpretation. In addition, it describes a three year study employing the RASI. (By Gary Dickson and Catherine Ponikvar)

Resident Assistant Stress Inventory (Assessment Monograph One)

1980

Student Development in Higher Education: Theories, Practices, and Future Directions

This book not only highlights the extant theories and models of student development, but also discusses the challenges of implementing theory, teaching it in preparation programs, and implications and future directions for the profession of student affairs. (Edited by Don G. Creamer)

Student Development in Higher Education: Theories, Practices, and Future Directions

1980

Creating Community in Residence Halls: A Workbook for Definition, Design and Delivery

This highly practical workbook is designed to assist residence hall professionals and para-professionals define community development, design programs tailored to their institutions, and to deliver impactful programs in collaborative ways. (By Ken Ender, Nancy Kane, Phyllis Mable, and Meredith Strohm)

Sponsored by Commission II -Student Residence Programs

Creating Community in Residence Halls: A Workbook for Definition, Design and Delivery

1980

Personal Education and Community Development in College Residence Halls

A follow-up to the 1974 publication, this book assimilates new research and creative thought on residence education. (Edited by David A. DeCoster and Phyllis Mable)

Personal Education and Community Development in College Residence Halls

1981

Student Leadership Programs in Higher Education

This book, sparked by ACPA Leadership Task Force (1976), brings together some of the best thinkers on the process building a range of leadership programs to address the diverse of needs of college students. (Edited by Dennis C. Roberts)

Student Leadership Programs in Higher Education

1982

Character Development in College Students, Volume One: The Freshman Year

This book examines research findings on the personal development of college freshman since Sanford's classic research a generation earlier. (By John Whiteley and Associates)

Character Development in College Students, Volume One: The Freshman Year

1982

Alcohol Programs for Higher Education

In this monograph, two important questions are addressed: What can colleges do about drinking? And what should they do about drinking? The authors focus not only on students, but faculty and other employees as well. Similarly, they discuss educational and interpersonal dimensions of the issue as well as legal and disciplinary dimensions. (Edited by James C. Dean and William A. Bryan)

Alcohol Programs for Higher Education

1983

Residence Education: A Career Beginning or a Career Path?

This step-by-step workbook assists readers in assessing their knowledge, beliefs, and skills in the functional area of residence education. Emphasis is placed on the readers' present goals and their future aspirations in the field. (By Edward L. Reynolds, Jr., Susan Bowling Komives, and Phyllis Mable)

Alcohol Programs for Higher Education

1983

The Student Affairs Profession: A Selected Bibliography

By This bibliography is a resource guide for graduate students, faculty, practitioners, trainers, and administrators. The goal of this bibliography was to compile and classify documents on history, philosophy, professional organizations, professional preparation, and functional areas. (By Beverly A. Belson and Louis C. Stamatakos)

The Student Affairs Profession: A Selected Bibliography

1983

Thus We Spoke: ACPA-NAWDAC, 1958-1975

This book presents a collection of selected articles from journals representing ACPA and the National Association for Women Deans. The broad areas structure the book: the educational community, the professional setting, and professional associations. (Edited by Beverly A. Belson and Laurine Fitzgerald)

Thus We Spoke: ACPA-NAWDAC, 1958-1975

1983

The Eighties: Challenges for Fraternities and Sororities

In response to a lack of scholarship on fraternity and sorority life, the editors and authors of this book present chapters that discuss student development, chapter management, legal issues, minority students, and the future. (Edited by William A. Bryan and Robert A. Schwartz)

The Eighties: Challenges for Fraternities and Sororities

1983

Your Future in College Student Development

The brief monograph is a revision of the 1979 version and continues to provide an overview of student development profession including historical context, roles, preparation, and qualifications. Details are provided on eleven different functional areas. (By Audrey L. Rentz and Gary Knock)

Sponsored by the Commission XII - Professional Education of Student Personnel Workers in Higher Education

Your Future in College Student Development

1983 - 1988

Robert D. Brown (Editor of The Journal of College Student Personnel/Development)

Robert D. Brown served as the Editor of the Journal as it transitioned from The Journal of College Student Personnel to the Journal of College Student Development.

1984

A Handbook for Student Group Advisors

This handbook updates the earlier Bloland (1967) monograph and is geared toward any professional (practitioner or faculty) who advises a student group on campus: social, academic, cultural, religious, Greek letter, athletic, etc. (Edited by John H. Schuh)

A Guidebook for the Successful Job Search in Student Development II

1985

A Guidebook for the Successful Job Search in Student Development II

This practical workbook that outlines the key elements of a successful job search in student affairs, moving from broad aspects of the search (e.g., awareness of the profession) to the specifics (e.g., inventorying skills, values, and goals and developing resumes and preparing for interviews). (Developed by Tom Bachbrucher)

A Guidebook for the Successful Job Search in Student Development II

1985

A Leader's Guide to the Successful Job Search in Student Development (2nd Ed.)

This handbook accompanies the "Guidebook" and is written for leaders, facilitators, and mentors of job hunters. It is written to assist leaders and mentors provide additional assistance to candidates in their search for employment in student affairs. (Adapted from an earlier publication and developed by Wendy Settle and Eric Schlesinger)

Sponsored by Commission VI - Career Planning and Placement

A Leader's Guide to the Successful Job Search in Student Development (2nd Ed.)

1986

Student Affairs: A Profession’s Heritage (revised edition)

Based on feedback from 55 graduate program directors, this edition expands on the 1983 volume. (By Gerald Saddlemire and Audrey Rentz)

Student Affairs: A Profession’s Heritage (revised edition)

1986

Character Development in College Students, Volume Two: The Curriculum and Longitudinal Results

This second volume builds on the previous volume and examines the curriculum's impact on character development. (By Janet C. Loxley, John M. Whiteley, and Associates)

Character Development in College Students, Volume Two: The Curriculum and Longitudinal Results

1987

A Handbook for Student Group Advisors (Rev.Ed.)

This is a revised edition of the Schuh (1984) handbook publication and remains a resource for any professional (practitioner or faculty) who advises a student group on campus: social, academic, cultural, religious, Greek letter, athletic, etc. (Edited by John H. Schuh)

Handbook for Student Group Advisors

1987

Giving Advice to Students: A Road Map for College Professionals

The seeds of this book were a series of articles written University of Illinois student newspaper. Written for faculty and student affairs professionals, the goal of the book was to assist readers in helping students with academic decisions, resource identification, career searches, postgraduate studies, and counseling. (By Howard K. Schein, Ned Scott Laff, and Deborah R. Allen)

Giving Advice to Students: A Road Map for College Professionals

1987

Student Affairs Work, 2001: A Paradigm Odyssey

This monograph describes some of the profound changes underway in the field and focuses on: the delivery of services to students; student development programming; administration, research, evaluation and policy; and preparation of student affairs staff. (By George Kuh, Elizabeth Whitt, and Jill Shedd)

Student Affairs Work, 2001: A Paradigm Odyssey

1988

The Journal of College Student Personnel becomes The Journal of College Student Development

 

The Journal of College Student Personnel becomes The Journal of College Student Development

1988

Expanding the Use of Students in Career Services: Current Programs and Resources

This resource manual describes recommended practices (e.g., selection, training, and evaluation) for the utilization of undergraduate paraprofessionals in career services based on data collected from paraprofessional program coordinators. (By Ione McKenzie and Margaret Manoogian-O’Dell)

Expanding the Use of Students in Career Services: Current Programs and Resources

1988

The Student Affairs Profession: A Selective Bibliography

This bibliography is a resource guide for graduate students, faculty, practitioners, trainers, and administrators. The goal was to compile and classify written materials on history, philosophy, professional organizations, professional preparation, and functional areas. (By Beverly A. Belson and Louis C. Stamatakos)

The Student Affairs Profession: A Selective Bibliography

1988

Assessing Intellectual Development-The Link Between Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Assessment

The authors integrate theory, assessment, application, and evaluation in the context of intellectual development. Featured in the book is Measure of Epistemological Reflection (MER). (By Marcia B. Magolda and William D. Porterfield)

Assessing Intellectual Development-The Link Between Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive  Assessment

1988

The State of The Art of Professional Education and Practice

This monograph--a cooperative effort among ACPA, NASPA, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)--discusses the interface between academic preparation and practice in student affairs. Topics covered include recruitment of students, faculty qualifications, curriculum, professional standards, and continuing professional development. (Edited by Robert B. Young and Leila V. Moore)

Sponsored by the Commission XII - Professional Education of Student Personnel Workers in Higher Education

The State of The Art of Professional Education and Practice

1990

Financial Management for Student Affairs Administrators

Across nine chapters written by seasoned professionals, this book offers a perspective on the financial environment in higher education and assists student affairs leaders improve their skills in fiscal and budgetary management. (Edited by John H. Schuh)

Financial Management for Student Affairs Administrators

1990

College Student Development: Theory and Practice for the 1990s

This edited book embodies the most contemporary thinking about student development and environmental theory, assessment, outcomes, and programming. (By Don Creamer & Associates)

College Student Development: Theory and Practice for the 1990s

1991

Fulfilling Visions: Emerging Leaders of ACPA

This comprehensive chronology and profile of the presidents of ACPA from 1924 to 1991 (May L. Cheney to Laurine E. Fitzgerald) was a follow-up to the 1975 book and was initially distributed at 1991 ACPA conference in Atlanta. (By Vernon Lee Sheeley)

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Fulfilling Visions: Emerging Leaders of ACPA

1991

Beyond Tolerance: Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals on Campus

A ground-breaking book and an essential resource for professionals addressing challenging issues that confront gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus. Among the topics examined are identity development, homophobia, career planning, and gay and lesbian student organizations. (Edited by Nancy Evans and Vernon Wall)

Beyond Tolerance: Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals on Campus

1991

Cultural Pluralism on Campus

This compelling text explains why developing diversity programs is vital to the future of higher education and challenges student affairs professionals to more deliberately implement cultural pluralism on campus. (By Harold E. Cheatham & Associates)

Cultural Pluralism on Campus

1993

Cultural Perspectives in Student Affairs Work

This book describes and applies cultural concepts and perspectives in student affairs work. The contributors examine institutional culture, student culture, faculty and staff culture, as well as how to assess and shape culture on campus. (Edited by George D. Kuh)

Cultural Perspectives in Student Affairs Work

1994

Student Affairs: A Profession's Heritage (2nd ed.)

This second and expanded edition includes content on identity development and the feminization of the profession. (Edited By Audrey L. Rentz)

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Student Affairs: A Profession's Heritage (2nd ed.)

1994

The Student Learning Imperative: Implications for Student Affairs

This document is intended to stimulate discussion and debate on how student affairs professionals can intentionally create the conditions that enhance student learning and personal development.

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The Student Learning Imperative: Implications for Student Affairs

1995

Shifting Paradigms in Student Affairs: Culture, Context, Teaching and Learning

This book examines diversity and multicultural issues on campus related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and disability status as well as differing perspectives generated by professional roles and philosophy. (By Jane Fried and Associates)

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Shifting Paradigms in Student Affairs: Culture, Context, Teaching and Learning

1995 - 2005

Gregory S. Blimling (Editor of the Journal of College Student Development)

Gregory Blimling served as editor of The Journal of College Student Development for nine years and as a Consulting Editor for a year. He served the association in numerous ways and remains active as a scholar and practitioner.

Gregory S. Blimling (Editor of the Journal of College Student Development)

1996

March

Inaugural Issue of About Campus

In fall 1992, following ACPA's vote to disaffiliate from AACD (the American Association of Counseling & Development, formerly APGA), President Leila Moore, Charles Schroeder and Terry Williams proposed creation of a new publication (initially titled "ACPA Connections") as a means of solidifying ACPA's goal of being the "preeminent provider of timely, focused and relevant professional development." What came to be known as About Campus was conceived as a magazine-format publication that would examine emerging trends, critical and "controversial" issues, and interviews with higher education and student affairs leaders. About Campus is recognized as one of the most widely read and circulated publications addressing issues related to campus life and student learning.

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About Campus Debuts, spring 1996
About Campus Debuts, spring 1996

1996

March/April

Journal of College Student Development Special Issue: The Student Learning Imperative

This special issue focused on the implications of the Student Learning Imperative for the practice of Student Affairs. The authors were asked to answer: What do our colleges and universities need from student affairs educators?

JCSD: Student Learning Imperative Special Issue
JCSD: Student Learning Imperative Special Issue

1998

Principles of Good Practice in Student Affairs

To collaborate with others in higher education to advance student learning, ACPA and NASPA produced Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs.

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Principles of Good Practice in Student Affairs

1998

To Mark of the Beginning: A Social History of College Student Affairs

This books examines the historical and cultural climate surrounding the emergence of college student personnel work and asserts that it remains a unique American invention. (By Richard B. Caple)

 Mark of the Beginning: A Social History of College Student Affairs

1998

State of the Art of Preparation and Practice in Student Affairs: Another Look

This book is a revised and updated version of the 1988 text by Young and Moore. Acknowledging important changes in higher education and student affairs, this book re-examines the status of student affairs preparation and practice by some of the field's leading thinkers. (By Nancy E. Evans and Christine E. Phelps Tobin)

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State of the Art of Preparation and Practice in Student Affairs: Another Look

1998

June

Powerful Partnerships A Shared Responsibility for Learning

Despite American higher education's success at providing collegiate education for an unprecedented number of people, the vision of equipping all our students with learning deep enough to meet the challenges of the post-industrial age provides us with a powerful incentive to do our work better. People collaborate when the job they face is too big, is too urgent, or requires too much knowledge for one person or group to do alone. Marshalling what we know about learning and applying it to the education of our students is just such a job. This report makes the case that only when everyone on campus -- particularly academic affairs and student affairs staff--shares the responsibility for student learning will we be able to make significant progress in improving it.

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Powerful Partnerships A Shared Responsibility for Learning

1999

Enhancing Student Learning: Setting the Campus Context

The authors in this book focus on partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs to promote student learning by working in harmony to create a more seamless campus landscape. (Edited by Frances K. Stage, Lemuel W. Watson, and Melvin Terrell)

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Enhancing Student Learning: Setting the Campus Context

1999

Giving Voice to Critical Campus Issues: Qualitative Research in Student Affairs

This book presents case studies and original qualitative research that address the complex issues of classism, student suicide, alcohol-related death, acquaintance rape, multiracial identity, and the self-development of young adults with alcoholic parents. (By Kathleen Manning)

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Giving Voice to Critical Campus Issues: Qualitative Research in Student Affairs

1999

Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus

Building on the 1990 text Beyond Tolerance, this book presents current research and continues examining the complex issues facing the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community on campus by furthering higher educational professionals’ understanding of transgender individuals, the diversity within the LGBT community, and ways to ally with LGBT students and professionals. (Edited by Vernon A. Wall and Nancy J. Evans)

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Toward Acceptance: Sexual Orientation Issues on Campus

1999

Higher Education Trends For The Next Century: A Research Agenda For Student Success

This book presents a collection of eight position papers on a research agenda in higher education, covering topics such as access, affordability, learning and teaching, technology, collaboration and partnerships, accountability, and government and governance. (Edited by Cynthia S. Johnson and Harold E. Cheatham)

Higher Education Trends For The Next Century: A Research Agenda For Student Success

1999

September/October

40th Anniversary Issue 1959-1999: Journal of College Student Development

Seventeen articles were selected that were representative of some of the best articles that appeared in the Journal over the past forty years. The editorial process for choosing the articles took almost a year.

40th Anniversary Special Issue
40th Anniversary Special Issue

2000

Systemic Leadership

This text offers four strategies for organizational leadership (lead, learn, relate, and influence) to foster leadership and change in higher education organizations. (By Kathleen E. Allen and Cynthia Cherrey; co-published with NACA)

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Systemic Leadership

2001

July/August

Scholarship in Student Affairs Reconsidered: Special Issue of the Journal of College Student Development

After Ernest Boyer raised the issue of what constitutes scholarship and how it is used in his 1990 book, Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professorate, five Senior Scholars of ACPA were asked to write papers for the 2001 convention and other senior scholars were invited to respond to these papers. The conference papers provoked debate about what constitutes scholarship in student affairs and JCSD devoted a special issue to the papers and reactions.

JCSD: Special Issue on Scholarship in Student Affairs
JCSD: Special Issue on Scholarship in Student Affairs

2002

ACPA Developments Goes Electronic

With Volume 28, No. 4, under the editorship of Heidi Levine, Developments became electronically formatted and disseminated.

ACPA Developments Goes Electronic

2004

Job One: Experiences of New Professionals in Student Affairs

Using narratives written by new professionals about their transition from graduate preparation to professional work, this book illuminates the experience searching for one’s first position, assimilating to campus norms, formulating a professional identity, meeting expectations, dealing with conflicts, and remaining true to one’s values. (Edited by Peter M. Magolda and Jill E. Carnaghi)

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Job One: Experiences of New Professionals in Student Affairs

2004

Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience

Learning Reconsidered is an argument for the integrated use of all of higher education's resources in the education and preparation of the whole student. This is a co-published publication between ACPA and NASPA.

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Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience

2005

September

Web-formatted Developments

ACPA Developments, under editor Richie Stevens, moved from an electronic pdf format to a navigable, web format.

Web-formatted Developments

2006

Where You Work Matters

This book offers a fresh understanding of the complexity of the student affairs profession by examining the impacts of varying institutional types and organizational cultures on one’s professional practice. (By Joan B. Hirt)

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Where You Work Matters

2006

Learning Reconsidered 2: Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience

Learning Reconsidered 2: Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience is a blueprint for action. It shows how to create the dialogue, tools, and materials necessary to put into practice the recommendations in Learning Reconsidered. This companion book brings together new authors, discipline-specific examples, and models for applying the theories in the original publication to move beyond traditional ideas of separate learning inside and outside the classroom. Published by ACPA, ACUHO-I, ACUI, NACADA, NACA, NASPA, and NIRSA.

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Learning Reconsidered 2: Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience

2007

College Student Death: Guidance for a Caring Campus

This book helps campus professionals—administration and faculty--in understanding the complexities of effective response to college students' death, from designing policies and protocols before a crisis occurs to appropriate courses of action in the immediacy of a student death. (Edited by Rosa Cintrón, Erin Taylor Weathers, and Katherine Garlough)

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College Student Death: Guidance for a Caring Campus

2007

ASK Standards Booklet

Use ASK intentionally as a basis to further develop your assessment knowledge and that of your staff. Endorsed by national accrediting bodies, associations, and assessment experts, the ACPA ASK Standards articulate the areas of assessment skills and knowledge (ASK) needed by student affairs professionals in all functional areas as well as by others. Use ASK to plan staff training or your own further development through ACPA eLearning courses, Webinars, State/International division conferences, and the annual ACPA assessment conference. ASK is your "what do I need to know?" professional development road map! ASK is a member service from the ACPA Commission for Assessment and Evaluation.

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ASK Standards Booklet

2009

Making Good on the Promise

This book provides a sociocultural perspective on disability and the wider disability movement that can assist higher education professionals understand their roles and behaviors as allies and access resources that all can use in the education of self and others. (By Jeanne L. Higbee and Alice A. Mitchell)

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Making Good on the Promise

2009

Maybe I Should... Case Studies on Ethics for Student Affairs Professionals

This text, complete with case studies, is designed to help graduate students to midlevel student affairs professionals consider and incorporate professional ethics in their practice. (Edited by Florence A. Hamrick and Mimi Benjamin)

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Maybe I Should

2009

November/December

50th Anniversary Issue: Journal of College Student Development

The six articles of this special issue focused on factors related to the development of the whole person. The authors provided a historical overview, summary of current research and scholarship, and recommendations for future research and scholarship. They addressed key domains of research and scholarship representing a wide range of practice within the field of student affairs.

50th Anniversary Issue: JCSD
50th Anniversary Issue: JCSD

2010

Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: The Student Guide and Student Workbook

This guide and accompanying workbook is written for leaders of student-led college organizations as they assess, plan, and improve their organizations in response to reviews by governing bodies and national chapters. (By Tricia Nolfi and Brent D. Ruben)

Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: The Student Guide and Student Workbook

2010

Enough Is Enough: A Student Affairs Perspective on Preparedness and Response to a Campus Shooting

Through first-hand accounts, this book covers violence, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion and offers a comprehensive plan to create a campus-wide system for collecting information about students at-risk for self-harm or violence toward others. (Edited by Brian O. Hemphill and Brandi Hephner LaBanc)

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Enough Is Enough: A Student Affairs Perspective on Preparedness and Response to a Campus Shooting

2010

The First-Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success

This book profiles first-generation students and offers a set of best practices for how higher education institutions can improve the success of their first-generation student population. (By Jeff Davis)

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The First Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for  Improving Persistence and Success

2010

Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners

This set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and for some competencies, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals working in the U.S., regardless of their area of specialization or positional role within the field. All student affairs professionals should be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the basic list of outcomes under each competency area regardless of how they entered the profession. Thus, this document is intended to inform the design of professional development opportunities for student affairs professionals by providing outcomes that can be incorporated into the design of specific curriculum and training opportunities.

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Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners

2011

Multicultural Student Services on Campus: Building Bridges, Re-visioning Community

This comprehensive text covers the history, services, mission, structure, strategies, challenges, and opportunities for multicultural student services on college and university campuses. (Edited by Dafina Lazarus Stewart)

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Multicultural Student Services on Campus: Building Bridges, Re-visioning Community

2011

Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs: Theory, Research, Narratives, and Practice from Feminist Perspectives

This book examines the experiences of women in higher education from application to college through graduate school as well as the barriers and social inequities women encounter in the professional practice of higher education, paying particular attention to how race, other demographics, and institutional types impact such disparities. (Edited by Penny A. Pasque and Shelley Errington Nicholson)

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Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs: Theory, Research, Narratives, and Practice from Feminist Perspectives

2012

Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of the Student Personnel Point of View

To honor the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Student Personnel Point of View of 1937, the Commission for Professional Preparation invited scholars to reflect on this foundational document for the student affairs field. The monograph contains a reproduction of the original The Student Personnel Point of View as it appeared when it was published in 1937 along with a collection of essays wherein the authors reflect on the significance and enduring value of the document. The goals of this monograph are to “re-open” this important document and to stimulate thinking and dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and graduate students regarding The Student Personnel Point of View of 1937 and our continued role as student affairs and higher education professionals to develop the whole student. (Edited by Kathleen M. Boyle, John Wesley Lowery, and John A. Mueller)

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Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of the Student Personnel Point of View

2012

Why Aren't We There Yet? Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus

This book addresses the ongoing conversations about diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion on campus and ways professionals can think more deeply about these issues and help individuals and institutions realize their goals of creating truly welcoming and affirming environments. (Edited by Jan Arminio, Vasti Torres, and Raechele L. Pope)

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Why Aren't We There Yet? Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus

2013

The Art of Effective Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators

This book unpacks the concept of social justice for higher education professionals and provides theory, practical examples, and recommendations for those who aspire to be social justice educators. (Edited by Lisa M. Landreman)

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The Art of Effective Facilitation: Reflections from Social Justice Educators

2013

Accreditation and the Role of the Student Affairs Educator

With increased emphasis on student affairs’ contribution to student learning, increasing numbers of student affairs educators are being called upon to participate in the regional accreditation process. With accreditation processes taking place once a decade and recent revisions in the standards for regional accrediting bodies focusing on student learning, student affairs educators are often not equipped with the knowledge and skills to maximize the opportunity that accreditation presents divisions of student affairs. Without these skills and knowledge, this opportunity is lost and student affairs educators merely “endure and get through” the process.

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Accreditation and the Role of the Student Affairs Educator

2013

The Assessment in Practice: A Companion Guide to the ASK Standards

Colleges today are asked to provide greater proof that they are providing quality educational experiences to their students. There has been a growing need for student affairs to provide documentation that their areas also impact learning and student experience. However, many student affairs professionals are overwhelmed by the idea of assessment and are looking for examples of best practices in this area. Several years ago the American College Personnel Association’s Commission Directorate for Assessment and Evaluation developed the Assessment Skills and Knowledge Standards for practitioners. This document provides examples of these standards in practice.

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Assessment in Practice: A Companion Guide to the ASK Standards

2014

Working With Students in Community Colleges: Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice

This book examines strategies for meeting the needs of the ever-increasing diversity of community college students. The authors of this book focus on community college campuses, supports for community college students, and specialized populations among community college learners. (Edited by Lisa S. Kelsay and Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher)

Job One 2.0

2014

Job One 2.0 Understanding the Next Generation of Student Affairs Professionals

This book is a second edition of Job One (2004) and continues to focus on the narratives of new professionals as they transition from graduate school to their careers. (Edited by Peter M. Magolda and Jill E. Carnaghi)

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Editors: Heidi Levine, John Wesley Lowery, & John A. Mueller


Contributors: Will Barratt, Kathleen M. Boyle, & Kathy L. Guthrie


Special thanks to Ann Bowers and the National Student Affairs Archive at Bowling Green State University