Within the context of a career, Academic & Student Services recognizes the dynamic interaction of undergraduate/graduate instructional and athletic programs within the Schools and Colleges and the various operations that support the physical, social, psychological and cultural environments of students on and off campus. To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Academic & Student Services profession include:
The ability for an Academic, Student Services and Athletics staff member to integrate these five elements in an academic, research, health system, public service or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Academic, Student Services and Athletics staff members become strategic business partners.
Jobs in this Career Family deal with the direct conduct of graduate and undergraduate instruction and activities related to student academic life at the University; and with the physical, social, cultural and psychological well-being of students. Typical functions include curriculum planning, academic advising, graduate school, admissions, financial aid, registrar, housing, psychological counseling, student social programs, minority student affairs, career planning/placement, student union, specialized student services, athletics,etc.