Division of Student Affairs

Educational Resources

Theories and Models of Student Development

Campus Climate in the Post-Election Era with Dr. Shaun Harper (Nov. 2016)

ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (PDF, 393Kb)

ACPA/NASPA Rubrics for Professional Development (PDF, 512Kb)

UNCW's Dare to Learn Academy (D2LA) also provides more than 400 books related to the following "D2LA soar factors": leadership, service, resourcefulness, and growth. There are book club discussion guides available as well. To check out a book, contact Olivia Cunningham (2-2496) or stop by the HR Onboarding Center (at Friday Annex) to see all the available books.

Helping Students Develop Vision and Voice: The Role Creativity Plays, article by Michele Welkener (PDF; article begins on p. 13.)

Where Good Ideas Come From, four-minute video by Steven Johnson on the environmental patterns that enable creativity, and how ideas "happen."

Books and Journals

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"Working with College Students & Student Development Theory Primer," by Dr. Michael Walker (2008, PDF), an overview of student-development theory. Contact Mike Walker if you would like to discuss this further.

Shared Resources:

The follow individuals are making these resources available to division staff:

Jennie McNeilly, Office of the Dean of Students

  • Commuter Perspectives newsletter from the National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs
  • Association of Fraternity Advisors Perspectives as a publication

Thom Rakes, Career Center

  • ACPA Journal of College Student Personnel
  • The Career Development Quarterly (NCDA)
  • Bulletin of Psychological Type (APTI)

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Office

  • ACPA: Journal of College Student Development
  • Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • GLBT Campus Matters
  • The Journal of Higher Education
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Student Affairs Leader
  • Student Affairs Today

Mike Walker, Ed.D., Associate VC and Dean of Students
Dean Walker has an extensive collection of books available for staff to borrow. Complete list of titles here.