Research on Student Affairs Foundational and Guiding Documents

Supporting the Profession Professional Standards Division
January 1, 2017

Student affairs educators interested in learning more about the field’s foundational and guiding documents are encouraged to review the following scholarly sources:

  • Evans, N. J. & Reason, R.D. (2001). Guiding principles: A review and analysis of Student Affairs philosophical statements. Education Publications42(4), 359-377.
  • Schwartz, R. & Dafina-Lazarus, S. (2017). The history of student affairs. In J. H. Schuh, S. R. Jones, & V. Torres (Eds.), Student services handbook: A handbook for the profession (6th ed.) (pp. 20-38). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.