Education and Areas of Expertise

One hundred twenty-nine Division of Student Affairs staff members provided information about their education. 93% of staff hold at least one college degree and 70% hold a Master's degree or higher. More specifically:

  • 9% (n=12) of staff have earned a doctorate
  • 4% (n=5), a medical degree
  • 1% (n=1), an Education Specialist degree
  • 56% (n=79), a Master's degree
  • 19% (n=26), a Bachelor's degree
  • 5% (n=7), an Associate's degree
  • 7% (n=10), a High School diploma or G.E.D.

Degrees varied widely (Appendix A). The most common areas were business administration/ management, college student personnel, counseling, education, higher education, nursing, medicine, psychology, recreation and social work/administration.

Staff held 152 certifications during academic year 2016 (Appendix B). The most common included:

  • Athletic Trainer (11)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (8)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (8)
  • Social Emotional Competence (6)
  • Gallup StrengthsQuest (6)
  • First Aid (6)
  • Title IX (5)
  • American Red Cross (4)
Areas of Expertise

Staff were asked about their expertise in other areas (Appendix C). Their responses were related to the following topics:

  • Arts, creativity, and speaking
  • Assessment and planning
  • Career development and human resources
  • Caregiving
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Education
  • Events and programming
  • Finance and fundraising
  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing
  • Technology
  • Wellness

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