Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals

Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals

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Student service professionals promoted to a supervisory role face the challenges of supervising career professionals, office staff, graduate students, or undergraduates. Stress and anxiety naturally accompany the demands of such a job, particularly in the academic world, an environment that can require sensitivity to multicultural issues, supervision by virtual means, and navigation of an occasionally difficult, opaque hierarchy. The authors of this sourcebook blend research, personal essays, case studies, and their personal experiences to illuminate the needs and challenges of midlevel supervisors. Topics include: Dynamics of supervision Reflections on building capacity as a supervisor Developing a philosophy of self-authorship Managing conflict from the middle Supervising graduate assistants Effective strategies for virtual supervision Supervising across cultures Case studies in middle management supervision This is the 136th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.Scheuermann offers specific examples of specific challenges supervisors might face during financially challenging times. In Chapter Two, through a personal essay, Cathlene McGraw gives a perspective of an early-career professional. ... observe and attempt to mimic the behaviors of others, every person must eventually construct his or her own personal philosophy. ... and senior-level professionals in the organizational structure and the unique set of skills needed to be successful.

Title:Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals
Author: Larry D. Roper
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-12-22

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