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Building Community on Campus: Student Affairs Professionals as Group Workers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Deborah J. Taub, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article describes the role of student affairs professionals in building campus community through work with natural groups such as residence halls, clubs and organizations, classes, and service-learning groups. Challenges to the creation of campus community are discussed. The Social Change Model of leadership development is highlighted as an example of a model for working with groups. In addition, other campus community-building approaches such as service learning, learning communities, and ceremonies, rituals, and traditions are described. The role of student affairs professionals as group workers and community builders—and the potential for their involvement in these approaches—is highlighted.

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Publication
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 23, 411-427.
Language: English
Date: 1998
Keywords
Campus life, Student affairs, Community, Professional