Student Affairs Collaborating With Academic Affairs: Perceptions Of Individual Competency and Institutional Culture
- College Student Affairs Journal
- Southern Association for College Student Affairs
- Volume 34, Number 1, Spring 2016
- pp. 56-69
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The desire by campus leaders to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of higher education has led to the development of collaborations between student affairs and academic affairs. Scholars sufficiently tout the importance of these programs, providing case examples and practical advice on how to make them successful. Less research exists that empirically examines collaboration on the individual or organizational level. This study contributes to the field of knowledge in student affairs work by measuring collaboration as a competency, measuring institutional culture in relation to collaboration, comparing collaboration competency based upon subspecialty, and identifying predictors of collaborative skills in student affairs professionals.