College Student Personnel program

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In the course CSP 554: Organization and Administration of College Student Personnel Services, students analyze organizational structure and administrative responsibilities The purpose of the course is to learn more about administrative procedures, budgeting, planning, relationships to students, and relationships to other institutional administration personnel and academic units. To familiarize students with various types of higher education institutions, the course includes a “site visit” group assignment. Students group in teams to visit an institution of choice to learn and gather information through informational interviews with various Student Affairs professionals in different functional areas.  Click the title link above to read more!

Internship Learning Experience

In the third semester, CSP students are asked to formally bring theory into their practice through the Internship Learning Experience project. This project asks students to find an area within their assistantship that can be reinterpreted as a learning experience for the participants. . Once the project is identified, students use classroom materials to ,including The Art of Changing the Brain and The Blind Spot (see bottom of articles for citations), as inspiration for constructing an environment and implementing activities to foster learning and growth. The assignment culminates with a conference-style series of presentations where each student shares their project with  the campus community. Click the link above to learn more about the assignment from the CSP students and the faculty member teaching the course, Dr. Sarah Schoper.  


In the course CSP 581: Group Dynamics, students explore the theories and concepts connected to group development, leadership, and sources of power. The laboratory component of this class involves small groups of students applying and reflecting on the concepts of the class while engaging in a project that "makes the world a better place". Check out the highlights of one group's unfolding experience by clicking the link above!