The Competency-Based Movement in Student Affairs: Implications for Curriculum and Professional Development

Date
2016
Authors
Eaton, Paul William
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Journal of College Student Development
Abstract

This paper examines the limitations and possibilities of the emerging competency-based movement in Student Affairs. Utilizing complexity theory and postmodern educational theory as guiding frameworks, examination of the competency-based movement will raise questions about over-application of competencies in graduate preparation programs and continuing professional development, particularly in relation to complexity reduction. Following this discussion, possibilities of utilizing the Student Affairs Competencies to increase complexity and create postmodern curricula will be examined.

Description
Post Print version of an article that appeared in Journal of College Student Development Volume 57 Issue 5 pages 573-589.
Keywords
student affairs, educational theory, competency-based movement
Citation
Eaton, P.W. (2016). The competency-based movement in student affairs: Implications for curriculum and professional development. Journal of College Student Development, 57(5),573-589. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2016.0061