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CSSA 101: The Basics. 1. Getting to know our graduate program. Mission Statement. 2. The program’s primary mission is to prepare individuals for professional administrative positions in student services departments at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

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Cssa 101 the basics

CSSA 101: The Basics

1

  • Getting to know our

  • graduate program


Mission statement

Mission Statement

2

  • The program’s primary mission is to prepare individuals for professional administrative positions in student services departments at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

  • The curriculum emphasizes administrative leadership and management of programs and services.


Presentation agenda

Presentation Agenda

3

  • Core Values & Competencies

  • Part Time Vs. Full Time

  • Thesis Vs. Portfolio

  • Minor Vs. Specialization

  • Experiential Learning

  • Cohort Model & Dynamics


Cssa core values competencies

CSSA Core Values & Competencies

4

  • Core Values

    • Cultural & linguistic diversity

    • Verbal, written and virtual communication

    • Interpretation and use of research, information, and data

    • Adaptation to and use of evolving technology


Cssa core values competencies1

CSSA Core Values & Competencies

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  • Competencies

    • Knowledge and Understanding of Higher Education and Student Affairs

    • Professional Skills and Organizational Management

    • Knowledge and Understanding of Student Populations and Student Development

    • Delivery of Student Services

    • The Developing Professional


Part time vs full time

Part Time Vs. Full Time

6


Thesis vs portfolio

Thesis Vs. Portfolio

7

  • Thesis

    • Masters of Science

    • Research Based Document

    • Specifically Focused to Area of Interest

  • Portfolio

    • Masters of Education

    • Demonstrates Competency Completion

    • Capstone Project in Variety of Formats


Minor vs specialization

Minor Vs. Specialization

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  • Minor

    • Requires 15 graduate level credits

    • Formally declared with Graduate School

    • Minor Professor of your choice to be included on committee

    • Visible on Transcript


Area of specialization

Area of Specialization

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  • Comprised of 12 graduate level credits

  • 3 credits must be a related internship

  • Designed by you!

  • Emphasis on chosen functional area or topic

  • Not visible on transcript nor does it require formal declaration with graduate school

  • Electives can be within CSSA or another academic department


Experiential learning

Experiential Learning

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  • Internships

    • 9 credit hours required, can do more

    • 1 credit = 30 hours of work

    • Expectations negotiated between you and internship supervisor

    • Available at any institution and within any functional area

  • Project Credit

    • similar to an internship, not required

    • 1 credit = 30 hours of work

  • Assistantships

    • Can fulfill competencies

    • .49 FTE typically requires 19 to 20 hours of work each week

    • Specifics are job dependent


Cohort model dynamics

Cohort Model & Dynamics

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  • Around 20 people, full time and part time

  • Each is different and unique

  • Offers support and collegiality

  • Friendships with people who have similar goals and interests

  • Networking opportunities


Closing thoughts

Closing Thoughts

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  • Questions?

  • Contact us!

  • Presenters

    • Megan Jung: [email protected]

    • Steven Wong: [email protected]


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