Emerging International Issues in Student Affairs Research and Practice

Edited by:
Amber Manning-Ouellette, Oklahoma State University
Stephen P. Wanger, Oklahoma State University

A volume in the series: International Perspectives on Educational Policy, Research and Practice. Editor(s): Timothy Reagan, University of Maine and University of the Free State. Neil Collins, University College Cork and Nazarbayev University.

Published 2022

The editors of Emerging International Issues in Student Affairs Research and Practice situate developing issues in student affairs through research, new and emergent methodologies, pedagogies, and practices. The text aims to encourage intercultural perspectives and opportunities across student affairs research and practice, while calling upon international student affairs practitioners, faculty, and staff to engage in international evidence-based research that provides a foundation toward a collective consensus of the field. To accomplish these goals, the editors invited predominant practitioners in student affairs practice and student affairs scholars from across the globe to engage in discourse, share their insights, and offer implications to the student affairs profession at the international level. The editors do this by dividing the text into two parts: Part I: Theoretical, Historical, Cultural, and Ideological Considerations in International Student Affairs and Part II: Emergent International Issues and Practice in Student Affairs.

In Part I, the text addresses larger contexts, theories, and frameworks for understanding some of the most recent concerns and issues that have surfaced among international higher education leaders, student affairs professionals, and scholars. The section highlights discourse on directions and praxis that relate to the internationalization of student affairs and the resulting implications. Part II amplifies the larger international issues that have recently surfaced through the context of student affairs practice. International scholars and practitioners share timely concerns and matters that influence the profession on a global scale. This section highlights specific ways that practitioners can think about their work moving forward and implications that can shape research and the profession in the future.

Collectively, these chapters represent a snapshot in time. Written early in the third decade of the 21st century, they emerge from one of the most distinctive—and some would say, one of the most unrelenting and tragic—recent periods of human history. The confluence of the pandemic and other global issues is exerting extensive pressure on higher education in general and the practice of student affairs in specific. Consequently, sustained, significant change seems inevitable. As a text within the series, International Perspectives on Educational Policy, Research and Practice—a series that aids to be a leading forum for global discussion on educational issues, urgent problems, successful experiences, and reflections from educational researchers and practitioners around the world—the editors believe the text is both timely and consequential.

Foreword, Debra K. Sanborn. Introduction: Addressing Emerging Issues in International Student Affairs: A Snapshot in Time, Amber Manning-Ouellette and Stephen P. Wanger. Acknowledgments. PART I: THEORETICAL, HISTORICAL, CULTURAL, AND IDEOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS. The Historical Developments of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Fred Griffiths and Doug Hallenbeck. Practicing Student Affairs Within the Tensions Between Globalism, Nationalism, and Nativism, Stephen P. Wanger. College Student Intercultural Development: Examining the Nexus of Student Cognition, Intellectual Development, and Developmental Readiness, Amber Manning-Ouellette. The Role of Values in the Globalization of Student Affairs, Edgar Apanecatl-Ibarra. The Construction of College Counselor Teams Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, Qinghong Peng and Geng Pin. Governmental Policy and Student Affairs Development in Thailand, Korn Sornlertlumvanich. Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for International Student Support in a Post-Pandemic World, Justin S. Jeffery and Leigh A. Poole. PART II: EMERGENT INTERNATIONAL ISSUES AND PRACTICE IN STUDENT AFFAIRS. Delayed Adulthood Influences on Student Affairs, Stephan M. Wilson and James G. Stewart. University Counseling Centers Supporting Role in Student Affairs and Services, Christy Hamilton, Douglas Knutson, and Hang-Shim Lee. Trends in Student Development Research and Practice in Thailand, Panida Sukseemuang, Yaowalak Kunaworakul, and Amber Manning-Ouellette. Student Diversity in Preparation for a Global Society: A Case for International Students in China, Josephine Shikongo and Miao (Marcia) Sun. Using Critical Race Theory to Examine the Experiences of International Students at Predominantly White Institutions, Andreya M. Williams. Academic Advising and Intercultural Competence, Mark Samuel Nelson. Preparing Students in Vietnam for Study Abroad, Ky Le. Implications of a Global Pandemic on International Student Affairs, Leigh A. Poole and Justin S. Jeffery. Conclusion: Toward International Student Affairs Research and Practice, Amber Manning-Ouellette and Stephen P. Wanger.