One challenge student affairs professionals face is demonstrating qualitative outcomes in a quantitative manner. This is necessary to validate the effectiveness of the work of student affairs and justify to administration the costs, both in resources and personnel, required to continue that work. In most institutions of higher education, student affairs is charged with creating a healthy and successful campus community. Carrying out this charge requires a strong team environment within student affairs, but it must be balanced with efficiency and productivity.
Based on research and experience at the field experience site, write a 500-750 word reflection that describes the benefits of teams who exhibit both efficiency and community.
Address the following:
Explain metrics used to evaluate the success of community development efforts by student affairs.
Discuss advantages and disadvantages of utilizing anecdotal evidence to validate community initiatives.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the team environment in terms of productivity and efficiency.
Reflect on your personal tendencies by describing whether you are more efficiency or community driven, and how to challenge yourself to grow in the area you less naturally employ.
Support your reflection with 3-5 scholarly resources.