Careers in Student Affairs: An On-line Book Discussion
Opportunities To Engage Beyond Conferences & Drive-Ins
Common Reads & Facilitated Online Discussion
SCCPA was established in 1970 to provide professional development, networking opportunities, leadership experience, and information on trends and issues. Don’t miss out on FREE professional development opportunities occurring in 2017-2018. If you are not a member of SCCPA, you can pay $10 to participate in the online discussions.
Dr. Tony W. Cawthon and Dr. Kristin Walker will facilitate two discussions per book. Below is information on the books, discussion dates/times, targeted audiences, and sign-up information.
Targeted Audience: Undergraduate students, graduate students, & New Professionals
Holzwiess, P. C., & Parrott, K. P. (Eds.) (2017). Careers in student affairs: A holistic guide to professional development in higher education. Washington, DC: NASPA.
This books is a comprehensive explanation of what it looks like to serve as a higher education professional. As easy to read book, this text addresses issues typically not covered in graduate school, but likely to be experienced in the workplace.
Member Registration (Free) & Non-Member Registration (Payment of $10*)
Deadline to Register – Monday, October 23rd
* Registration fee is non-refundable
Targeted Audience: Mid-Level Managers, Senior Student Affairs Officers, & Faculty
Peck, A. (Ed.) (2017). Engagement and employability: Integrating career learning through cocurricular experiences in post-secondary education. Washington, DC: NASPA.
This books explores how student affairs assists students explore career skills through cocurricular experiences. It provides an overview of skills employers expects and provides examples in multiple functional areas of how we can identity employability skills as a result of cocurricular experiences.
Registration Information – Will be available later in the fall semester
Questions You Might Have:
Is SCCPA providing copies of the book?
Members and non-members will be responsible for purchasing or accessing the book(s).
Can I participate if I’m not part of the targeted audience?
Absolutely! While facilitators have identified a targeted audience for each book and will tailor discussion questions to these groups, members can sign-up for either or both books.
I have a scheduling conflict, will discussions will recorded and made available online?
Discussions will not be recorded, but if you’re interested, connect with a fellow SCCPA member who is able to attend and discuss the book(s) together.