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College Student Affairs Journal (eJournal)
The College Student Affairs Journal publishes articles related to research, concepts, and practices that have implications for both practitioners and scholars in college student affairs work. Available via ProQuest (requires Library card)

Journal of College Student Development (eJournal and Print)
JCSD is the largest and leading source of research about college students and the field of student affairs, publishes scholarly articles and reviews from a wide range of academic fields.


Brawer, F. B. (2015). Handbook for student affairs in community colleges. (A. Tull, L. Kuk, & P. Dalpes, Eds.). Stylus Publishing. (eBook)

In addressing the unique issues related to the delivery of student services in the community college setting, this book fills a longstanding need to provide practitioners with a contextual framework for their work. Starting by providing the historical context to the development of student affairs in community colleges, this handbook describes the organization of key functions and current practice, and looks at the specific constraints, opportunities, changes and future challenges that practitioners face.

NASPA is the professional home for the field of student affairs. Together, we are dedicated to centering students in evolution of higher education. Our guiding principles of Integrity, Innovation, Inclusion, and Inquiry shape our work of fulfilling the promise of higher ed for every student. By serving the field through exceptional professional development opportunities, research to take on our biggest challenges, advocacy for inclusive and equitable practices and communities, and nurturing networks and pipelines to mentor, rejuvenate, and support the career journeys of SA pros—what NASPA is about is our members.

Student Affairs History Project
he Student Affairs History Project is intended for use by those with an interest in our profession's past. This site provides starting points for projects; offers resources to help historical researchers use their time and resources well; and is meant to be a collaborative space for those teaching, studying, and seeking understanding of our past and our future.

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