Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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College Student Personnel program
*APPLICATION DEADLINE-JANUARY 15
The mission of the College Student Personnel program at Western Illinois University is to produce outstanding entry-level student affairs practitioners who possess the knowledge and skills to facilitate the learning and development of students. Preparation is guided by an understanding of college student diversity and the dynamic nature of higher education. http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/flatsheets/CollegeStuPersonnel.pdf
Points of Pride
High Placement Rates
45 + graduate assistantships available in 17 offices on Western's campus
A strong network of dedicated and involved alumni
Theory-to-practice focus with diverse opportunities for assistantships, internships and practica
Award-winning faculty, professional student affairs staff, and students
Our Teaching Philosophy
The CSP program has a theory-to-practice orientation that includes coursework in student development theory, groups dynamics, philosophy of higher education, organization and administration of student affairs, multicultural issues, counseling theory and techniques, and research methods. Individuals are prepared to work as student affairs professionals in a variety of student settings, including residence life, student activities, Greek affairs, admissions, academic advising, orientation, and multicultural student programs.
The CSP program meets the standards established by the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) for student services and developmental programs, and it provides quality preparation for immediate employment in student affairs as well as a sound background for individuals interested in pursuing future doctoral degrees in college student personnel of higher education.