Date Approved

5-24-2006

Embargo Period

4-7-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton

Subject(s)

Art schools; Education, Higher--Activity programs

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to examine extracurricular offerings at art institutions focusing on a few areas, including: (a) the amount of extracurricular offerings, (b) the types of extracurricular offerings, (c) how student affairs administrators viewed overall student participation in the extracurricular offerings, and (d) how demographics of the institution including size of the student population, commuter or residential campus, and the amount of funding received related to the amount of extracurricular activities offered by a particular institution.

This study examined two art institutions. Findings suggested student affairs administrators mostly have knowledge of and apply student development theories in everyday practice. Subjects had similar thoughts on how institutions can aid student development, but activities that foster this development were not always addressed. Institutions in the study were not always doing enough in promoting student involvement outside of the classroom. Both institutions were comprised of similar demographics, but had differing attitudes about the amount and types of extracurricular activities sponsored.

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