Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

EU540
Contemporary Issues in Student Affairs in Higher Education
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Contextualized within an historical overview of Student Affairs in Higher Education, this course explores theoretical, conceptual, and practical issues that have impacted the field from the era of in loco parentis: a focus on service provision; the emergence of student development theory and application; student affairs/academic partnership imperative; learning reconsidered; and student engagement and success. The course examines the impact and unveils ways in which Student Affairs professionals foster a holistic personal and academic approach to student learning, development and success. The diverse array of contemporary Student Affairs components will be critically examined, analyzed, and assessed.