Student Services

The importance of student services in higher education is critical as they are centered on the student. Student services can be defined as resources and experiences provided to encourage student success and growth, and student services personnel are the individuals that work to ensure these outcomes. The student services office is just one branch within an institution of higher education in certain countries, and in some countries, student services may be run privately or by the government, but they offer critical resources and services to ensure student success.

This entry begins with an overview of the history of the development of the field of student affairs and services and a clarification of terminology. Then, the entry explores what makes up student services; highlights student services personnel ...

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