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Assessing and Improving Student Organizations

A Guide for Students

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March 2010
9781579224134
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    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    24th March 2010
  • ISBN 9781579224134
  • Language English
  • Pages 68 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
  • Images two color throughout
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March 2012
9781579224912
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  • Published
    12th March 2012
  • ISBN 9781579224912
  • Language English
  • Pages 68 pp.
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  • Images two color throughout
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March 2012
9781579224929
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    12th March 2012
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This Assessing and Improving Student Organization (AISO) program is intended as a guide for leaders of student-led college organizations. It is designed to promote the assessment of their organization by leaders and members, help them with planning and improvement, and assist them in responding to reviews by governing bodies and national chapters.

Apart from affording their members a structure for engaging with peers in activities of mutual interest, collegiate organizations provide them with hands-on opportunities for enhancing understanding of groups and organizations, and how they operate, and for acquiring and practicing the leadership, communication and collaborative skills that are so important for personal and professional effectiveness throughout life.

This Guide provides you with a structure for analyzing the workings of your organization. It will generate insights to help you determine how effectively the organization is functioning, identify strengths and weaknesses, devise priorities and plans for future improvement, and in the process, promote your reflective learning.

The AISO process constitutes an ideal laboratory to practice and refine your capabilities for analyzing and improving groups and organizations.

Purpose and Elements of the AISO Program
The Assessing and Improving Student Organization (AISO) program is intended as a guide for leaders of student-led college organizations. It is designed to promote the assessment of student organizations by their leaders and their members, to help them with planning and improvement, and assist them in responding to reviews by governing bodies and national chapters.

Apart from affording their members a structure for engaging with peers in activities of mutual interest, collegiate organizations provide them with hands-on opportunities for enhancing understanding of groups and organizations, and how they operate, and for acquiring and practicing the leadership, communication and collaborative skills that are so important for personal and professional effectiveness throughout life.

In addition, the AISO leadership process – unlike comparable programs – provides students with immediate and authentic feedback to evaluate their leadership, and how they impact their organization, community, and campus.

The program consists of three elements: a Guide for Students, a Student Workbook, and a CD-ROM for facilitators.

AISO has been developed under the auspices of NACA and ACPA by two authors who are experts in organizational and leadership development, student affairs, and human resources management.

This is a unique, easy to use, and effective process that reflects input from student leaders.


An ACPA Publication

Brent D. Ruben

Brent D. Ruben is a distinguished professor, and executive director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership at Rutgers University. He is also a member of the faculties of the Rutgers Ph.D. Program in Higher Education and the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. Brent’s academic interests include human communication, organizational leadership, planning, assessment, and change.

He is author of numerous publications including Excellence in Higher Education Guide, What Leaders Need to Know and Do, and Communication and Human Behavior (with L. Stewart). Brent was a founder of the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and served as a department chair and graduate program director. He is Rutgers liaison to the CIC leadership programs and he serves as an adviser to colleges and universities nationally and internationally.

Ruben was recently named Inaugural Winner of Baldrige Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence, for his development of the Excellence in Higher Education assessment and planning framework. Named after U.S. secretary of commerce Malcolm Baldrige, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to promote U.S. corporate effectiveness. The model provides an organizational assessment process that combines scholarly concepts of organizational theory and behavior with successful organizational and leadership practices. Read the press release here.

Tricia Nolfi

Tricia Nolfi has spent the past twenty years working in higher education in the areas of student centers and student activities, judicial affairs, student governance, leadership education, and human resources. In addition to administrative work, she has served as a course instructor in the area of leadership development. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Human Resources at Rutgers University providing direction for employee professional development programs, divisional marketing and outreach, employee recognition efforts, and new employee programs. Tricia has authored articles on student leadership development is editor of Advising Student Governments: Models for Practice and Strategies for Success (NACA Educational Foundation, 2000).