Intentional Professional Development: Feedback from Student Affairs Professionals

Janosik, Steven M.
Carpenter, Stanley D.
Creamer, Don G.
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National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Despite long-standing calls for more intentional professional development as a way to ensure a higher quality workforce in student affairs, little progress has been made. Various committees and task forces have suggested frameworks for program development, the certification of program quality and attendance, the recording of individual participation, and recognition of individual achievement; but associations have failed to act because of a variety of concerns. To date, information on the views of affairs professionals on such issues is limited and has not been studied in a systematic way. This study sought to fill this void.
student affairs, program development, affairs professionals, professional development, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology
Janosik, S. M., Carpenter, S., & Creamer, D. G. (2006). Intentional Professional Development: Feedback from Student Affairs Professionals. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 43(4), pp. 127-146.