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Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of The Student Personnel Point of View
ACPA – College Student Educators International
Boyle, K. M., Lowery, J. W., & Mueller, J. A.
Excerpt from "Coming into Focus: Positioning Student Learning from The Student Personnel Point of View to Today" by James P. Barber (2012)
"Although 75 years have passed, it is evident that recent student affairs documents carry the same DNA as The Student Personnel Point of View. For example, The Student Learning Imperative, Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs, and Learning Reconsidered each advocate a holistic approach to student experience and express the relevance of the student affairs educator. However, the context of higher education today is vastly different from the landscape of 1937... For the last century, the student affairs profession has been responsive to environmental changes. One way in which the profession has evolved is through strengthening its alignment with the goal of learning. Today promoting student learning is central to, not simply a byproduct of, good student affairs practice."
Barber, James P. and Bureau, Daniel A., "Coming into Focus: Positioning Student Learning from The Student Personnel Point of View to Today" (2012). School of Education Book Chapters. 9.