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The New York Journal of Student Affairs

The New York Journal of Student Affairs

Publication Date

5-25-2011

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The economic advantages bestowed on individual graduates of colleges and universities have come to predominate the public’s understanding of the purposes of higher education. Yet the purposes of higher education are neither that singular, private, and one-dimensional. An examination of the role of student affairs work in higher education presents an opportunity for considering the role of student affairs educators in advancing a more complex notion of the purposes of colleges and universities in contemporary America.

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