Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Compass * Visionary Leadership * Quality Programming * Evaluation and Assessment * Counseling and Advising * Budgeting and Fiscal Management * Fostering Student Learning * Legal and Ethical Issues Effective Campus and Community Relationships * Managing Conflict and Crisis Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills * Technology
The Capstone Project will focus on the development of a comprehensive portfolio which provides evidence of a student's competence in twelve specific areas of college student affairs practice.
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possess a well-defined personal, moral and ethical compass that provides grounding and direction and demonstrates a commitment reflected through honesty, integrity, and servant oriented approach to leadership
have the ability to "break the mold" in devising solutions to problems, to utilize multiple resources and articulate a vision
design and implement high quality programming which enhance student learning and personal development, possess an understanding of student learning in the co-curricular and an ability to write program mission statements and articulate student learning outcomes
evaluate both the process and desired outcomes of student affairs programs and services, gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
possess personal skills necessary to relate effectively with students as individuals, assess the development and personal needs of students and assist students in accessing and utilizing a wide range of services or program
possess an understanding of and appreciation for the dynamics involved with utilizing financial resources in the implementation of student affairs programs and services
possess an understanding of the primacy of the educational mission of higher education and the basic process through which students are engaged in this mission
possess a broad understanding of the legal foundations and constraints which affect college student affairs practice
possess the ability to relate effectively with a wide range of people, including across cultural boundaries with many different kinds of people and functional boundaries with people of widely varied roles within higher education
possess the ability to deal effectively with interpersonal conflict and campus crisis
possess the attitudes, beliefs, values and self-awareness necessary to serve students who are culturally different from themselves, have carefully examined and challenged their own values, assumptions and biases, possess specific knowledge of how gender, class, race and ethnicity, language, nationality, sexual orientation, age, religion or spirituality, disability, ability and institutional power affect individuals and their college experience
able to use various forms of technology in their instruction with students and in their own professional development which include the ability to design web sites, utilize research tools, and use multi-media in making presentations before a professional audience