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The Missing Competency: The Integrated Model for Program Development
Despite the volume of programs that student affairs professionals plan and implement, programming is not apparent in our professional competencies. In this webinar, the authors of the recent Stylus book, The Missing Competency, will present the Integrated Model for Program Development. The model provides a step-by-step guide that takes student affairs professionals from the idea for a program through implementation to using assessment to refine and improve the program for the future.

In the webinar, the authors will present the steps of the model using practical examples. They also will discuss the various tools and templates that can be found in the book.

Sharon A. Aiken-Wisniewski, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor at the University of Utah. She teaches courses that focus on student persistence & retention, leadership, academic advising, and student affairs practice. Based on 20 years of administrative work in roles such as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and primary role academic advisor, she appreciates the scope of the integrated model for program development as a tool for shaping student success.

Dr. Rich Whitney is a faculty member, and Program Director, in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of La Verne in Southern California. He is very interested in integrating learning within the functions of programming/program development.

Deborah J. Taub, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Student Affairs Administration at Binghamton. She has been a full-time faculty member in graduate professional preparation for over 20 years and is an ACPA Senior Scholar.
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