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Circular Framing: A Model For Applying Bolman And Deal's Four Frames In Student Affairs Administration, Rishi Sriram, Jesse Hines Farley Jan 2014

Circular Framing: A Model For Applying Bolman And Deal's Four Frames In Student Affairs Administration, Rishi Sriram, Jesse Hines Farley

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Administrators in student affairs navigate bureaucracies, manage staff, advocate for resources, and lead with purpose (Sermersheim & Keim, 2005). Nonetheless, scholars note research concerning student affairs management and leadership remains underemphasized in the current literature (Lovell & Kosten, 2000; Carpenter & Stimpson, 2007). Few models in student affairs exist to help translate theory to practice. Bolman and Deal’s (2013) four frames encourage leaders to view organizations through structural, human resource, political, and symbolic lenses. The four frames synthesize decades of literature on organizational theory and are frequently cited in higher education and student affairs publications. Previous scholarship, however, does not provide a model for applying the frames in student affairs administration. This paper proposes the Circular Framing Model-a model for administrative practice combining ...


The Development, Validity, And Reliability Of A Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies In Student Affairs, Rishi Sriram Jan 2014

The Development, Validity, And Reliability Of A Psychometric Instrument Measuring Competencies In Student Affairs, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

The study of competencies in student affairs began more than 4 decades ago, but no instrument currently exists to measure competencies broadly. This study builds upon previous research by developing an instrument to measure student affairs competencies. Results not only validate the competencies espoused by NASPA and ACPA, but also suggest adding a new competency and dividing some existing competencies into separate ones. Competency strengths, competency weaknesses, and implications for current practice and future research are discussed.


Influences Of Theory And Practice In The Development Of Servant Leadership In Students, Jennifer Massey, Tracey Sulak, Rishi Sriram Jan 2013

Influences Of Theory And Practice In The Development Of Servant Leadership In Students, Jennifer Massey, Tracey Sulak, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This paper explores the extent to which the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities of upper-year student leaders on one private, United States college campus developed as a consequence of their education and experience as an extended orientation leader. Findings reveal that compared to leadership education in the classroom, leadership development is limited by experiences that do not include intentional reflection. We identify key elements in pedagogical frameworks that support and impede the leadership development of students and propose strategies to enhance the learning outcomes established for leadership development.


Review Of Christian Smith’S Souls In Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives Of Emerging Adults, Rishi Sriram Jan 2012

Review Of Christian Smith’S Souls In Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives Of Emerging Adults, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Review Of Reframing Academic Leadership, Rishi Sriram Jan 2012

Review Of Reframing Academic Leadership, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming The "Scholar" In Scholar-Practitioner, Rishi Sriram, Meghan Oster Jan 2012

Reclaiming The "Scholar" In Scholar-Practitioner, Rishi Sriram, Meghan Oster

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Scholars and practitioners continuously espouse the importance of research in student affairs work. This study empirically examined student affairs professionals’ engagement in research. Results indicated that professionals desire to engage research, but struggle to do so regularly. Gender and education are not factors in level of research engagement, but job level is. Graduate students reported significantly higher research engagement than did full-time professionals.


Engaging Research As A Student Affairs Professional, Rishi R. Sriram Oct 2011

Engaging Research As A Student Affairs Professional, Rishi R. Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Student affairs professionals are often referred to as scholar-practitioners. As demands upon professionals increase, however, it is all too easy for the “practitioner” part to completely overtake the “scholar.” If we find ourselves too busy even to read research, perhaps it is time to pause, re-establish our priorities, and reclaim the “scholar” in scholar-practitioner.


A Tale Of Three Campuses: Unearthing Theories Of Residential Life That Shape The Student Learning Experience, Frank Shushok Jr., Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, Vera Kidd Jul 2011

A Tale Of Three Campuses: Unearthing Theories Of Residential Life That Shape The Student Learning Experience, Frank Shushok Jr., Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, Vera Kidd

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Frank Shushok Jr., T. Laine Scales, Rishi Sriram, and Vera Kidd share some initial thoughts about responses to their Campus Residential Experience Survey. Do you recognize your institution?


Spirituality In Emerging Adults: Lessons From The National Study Of Youth And Religion, Rishi R. Sriram Jan 2011

Spirituality In Emerging Adults: Lessons From The National Study Of Youth And Religion, Rishi R. Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

“Working on Our Inner Lives: Meaning-Making in Colleges and Universities” is a four-part series intended to feature research snapshots, best practices, and personal narratives of faculty, staff, and students regarding spirituality, faith, religion, meaning, and existentialism in higher education generally and particularly affecting our work with students.


Between The Ideal And The Practical: Using Assessment To Find The Balance, Rishi Sriram, Laine Scales, Meghan Oster Jan 2011

Between The Ideal And The Practical: Using Assessment To Find The Balance, Rishi Sriram, Laine Scales, Meghan Oster

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Rishi Sriram, T. Laine Scales, and Meghan Oster share how the assessment efforts of Baylor University’s Engaged Learning Groups have led to effective advocating for program improvement as well as increased administrative support.


Students As Teachers: What Faculty Learn By Living On Campus, Rishi R. Sriram, Frank Shushok Jr., Jennifer Perkins, Laine Scales Dec 2010

Students As Teachers: What Faculty Learn By Living On Campus, Rishi R. Sriram, Frank Shushok Jr., Jennifer Perkins, Laine Scales

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

In its recent history, American higher education has segmented the student experience, especially as research universities have grown in size and complexity. To increase the integration of undergraduate learning experiences, many efforts have combined the curricular and co-curricular worlds of students. In one practice, housing and residence life staff invite faculty members to live with students in residence halls and participate in the leadership of those communities. While research has found faculty-in-residence programs to positively impact students, what is the impact on faculty? This study examined the impact that living in residence has on faculty, their pedagogy, and their philosophy ...


Reframing Student Affairs Practice, Rishi R. Sriram, Jesse Hines Jan 2010

Reframing Student Affairs Practice, Rishi R. Sriram, Jesse Hines

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

The interdisciplinary nature of student affairs requires the integration and application of theories pertaining to higher education, management, and psychology. Each discipline offers a theory that can be synthesized by utilizing Bolman and Deal’s (2008) four frames. By thinking of their work environments in circles, student affairs managers and leaders can utilize a proposed model to help them know how to begin applying each of the four frames in practice.