Student affairs professionals are a part of a university’s power structure and are uniquely positioned to advocate for students within constructs of the centuries-old higher education systems of practice (Chang, 2002). Because of this power structure, the role of the student affairs staff member may be rich with diverse experiences and complexities from the informal out-of-classroom interactions between students and student affairs professionals.
Why this topic? Why this literature? Why this question? Why these people? Why this setting? Why now? Title: Exploring social justice, compassion fatigue, and student affairs through storytelling Introduction Student affairs professionals are positioned between students and the university’s power structure. Because of this hierarchy, the informal out-of-classroom interactions between students and student affairs professionals …
Going to contact “Dr. Kate Kominars (Office of Employee Assistance) and Dr. Mary Wilkes (Director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program at Florida State University) presented at the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education “Compassion Fatigue on our Campuses: Managing the Costs of Caring”. (obtained here)