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MS 702 - Susan R. Komives Papers

Introduction

The Susan R. Komives Papers were donated to the National Student Affairs Archives, Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, by Dr. Komives, on November 26, 2012. The collection consists of twelve linear feet of publications, presentations, subject files, correspondence, awards, and audio-visual materials, dating from 1966-2013. The donation also included five linear feet of publications, journals, and reports which have been added to existing collections within the National Student Affairs Archives.

Dr. Susan Komives received her undergraduate and master’s degree from Florida State University. She completed her doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1973, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and also was employed in the area of Residence Halls. She continued in her professional career serving as Associate Dean of Students at Denison University in Ohio, from 1973 to 1978; Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Stephens College in Missouri, from 1978 to 1985; and Vice President for Student Development at the University of Tampa, Florida, from 1985 to 1987. In 1987, Dr. Komives was hired as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. She retired in 2012, as Professor in the Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education Department, and chair of the College Student Personnel Program.

Dr. Komives has held leadership positions in several professional associations, including President of the American College Personnel Association (1982-1983), President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, (2008-2011), Member of the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association (2009-2012), and Faculty Fellow for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (2010-2013). She also served on many task forces and committees for these professional associations.

Dr. Komives’ contributions to the profession as a teacher, leader, speaker, and writer are too numerous to list in detail in this biographical sketch. Please refer to her curriculum vitae located in the biographical subject file, as well as the award nomination letters located in the awards subject files for a description of her publications, presentations, professional services, and the many students she mentored. Her impact on and within the profession has been felt deeply both on a national and international basis. As one nominee stated in her letter for the ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award, “Susan has an uncanny ability to generate passion and commitment in those around her. The number of leadership scholars that she has mentored is a testament to her influence. Her devotion to the field, and her wisdom and expertise, allow her to facilitate learning environments unlike any I have experienced in my prior twenty years of education.”

Record Group

The Susan R. Komives Papers are arranged into four record groups: Publications, Presentations, Subject Files, and Audio-Visuals. These record groups are further arranged by series which are described as follows.

Publications: The publications are divided into two series: monographs, and chapter articles, journal articles, and other published writings. All of the publications are separately listed and arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Presentations: The presentations are arranged by date and include planning correspondence, programs, speeches, power point slides, and notes used for keynote speeches, conference presentations, workshops, institutes, and panel discussions. Of interest is a separate file documenting an institute on student affairs conducted at the University of Macau, China.

Subject Files: The subject files are arranged into four series: Education and Professional Employment; Professional Associations; Leadership; and Professional and Biographical. The Education/Professional Employment subject files include correspondence, news articles, and publications documenting Dr. Komives educational and professional employment experiences. The files are arranged by institution and then by date. Of interest is a separate file documenting the study abroad program at Qatar developed during Dr. Komives tenure at the University of Maryland. The Professional Associations subject files document Dr. Komives leadership positions in various professional associations involved in higher education and student affairs. The files are arranged by association, then by topic and date. The Leadership subject files document Dr. Komives’ work in developing curriculum and other initiatives both at the University of Maryland and with other associations involved in promoting leadership in students. Of special interest are her notebooks and files documenting the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership. These files are arranged by group or initiative and then by date. The Professional and Biographical subject files include nomination letters and other correspondence relating to the many professional awards given to Dr. Komives. These are arranged by date. A biographical file contains Dr. Komives’ most current curriculum vitae and biographical sketches. Correspondence files include letters to and from professional colleagues. A publication file includes reviews of her works and correspondence with publishers and colleague regarding various publications.

Audio-Visuals: The Audio-Visual record group includes a few photographs, cassette and VHS tapes, and DVDs of Dr. Komives’ speeches, panel participation, awards, and retirement. The tapes and DVDs are separately listed and arranged by date..

Inventory

Record Group: Publications

(Please refer to Curriculum Vitae for complete list and full citation)

Box 1

Monographs

  1. Residence Education: A Career Beginning or a Career Path? Edward Reynolds, Susan Bowling Komives, and Phyllis Mable, 1983
  2. Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession, Susan R. Komives, Dudley B. Woodard, Jr., and Associates, 3rd edition, 2001
  3. Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession, Susan R. Komives, Dudley B. Woodard, Jr., and Associates, 4th edition, 2003 (translated into Chinese, 2008)
  4. The Handbook for Student Leadership Programs, Susan R. Komives, John P. Dugan, Julie E. Owen, Craig Slack, and Wendy Wagner, editors, 2006
  5. Exploring Leadership for College Students Who Want To Make a Difference, Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, and Timothy McMahon, 2nd edition, 2007
  6. Leadership For a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, Susan R. Komives, Wendy Wagner, and Associates, 2009

Box 2: Monographs

  1. Leadership For a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, An Instructors Guide, 2009
  2. The Handbook for Student Leadership Development, Susan R. Komives, John Dugan, Julie Owen, Craig Slack, Wendy Wagner, and Associates, 2nd edition, 2011

Box 3 Chapter articles, journal articles, and other published writings

  1. “Designing a Liberal Arts College for the Future: A Simulation Examining Future Change and Educational Values,” [1977]
  2. “Student Governance and Leadership,” in Personal Education and Community Development in College Residence Halls, D.A. DeCoster and Phyllis Mable, editors, 1980
  3. “Consultation Models,” in Student Leadership Programs in Higher Education, Dennis Roberts, editor, 1981
  4. “Applying Theory to Practice: Understanding Student and Organization Development,” in A Handbook for Student Group Advisers, John Schuh, editor, 1984
  5. “Administrative Challenges and Future Directions,” in Facilitating the Development of Women, Nancy Evans, editor, 1985
  6. “Each Small College Has A Story To Tell,” Journal of College Student Personnel, January 1986
  7. “Facing Crises: Counselors Personal and Professional Responses,” AACD Conference Proceedings, December 5-7, 1986
  8. "The Right Stuff’: Some Thoughts on Attracting Good People to Student Affairs Work,” in The State of The Art of Professional Education and Practice, Winter 1988
  9. “Student Development Applications to Greek Letter Organizations,” Center for the Study of College Fraternity, December 1988
  10. “Are You Excited, Existing or Exhausted?” The Vermont Connection: The University of Vermont Student Affairs Journal, Spring 1989
  11. “Careers in Postsecondary Settings,” in Careers in Counseling and Human Development, Brooke Collison and Nancy Garfield, editors, 1990
  12. “Ensuring Staff Competence,” in The Future of Student Affairs, Margaret Barr and Lee Upcraft, editors, 1990
  13. “Gender Differences in the Relationship of Hall Directors’ Transformational and Transactional Leadership and Achieving Styles,” Journal of College Student Development, March 1991
  14. “The Relationship of Hall Directors’ Transformational and Transactional Leadership to Select Resident Assistant Outcomes,” in Journal of College Student Development, November 1991
  15. “The Relationship of Same-and Cross Gender Work Pairs to Staff Performance and Supervisor Leadership in Residence Hall Units,” in Sex Roles, Vol. 24, nos. 5/6, 1991
  16. “The Middles: Observations on Professional Competence and Autonomy,” in NASPA Journal¸ Winter 1992
  17. “Getting Things Done: A Gender Comparison of Resident Assistant and Hall Director Achieving Styles,” Journal of College and University Student Housing, Winter 1992
  18. “The Yellow Brick Road: Factors Influencing the Decision to Enter a Career in Student Affairs,” Manuscript submitted for review, March 10, 1992
  19. “Leadership” in The Experienced Resident Assistant, G. Blimling, editor (2nd edition), 1993
  20. “Successful Residence Hall Government: Themes from a National Study of Select Hall Government Structures,” in Advice for Advisors: The Development of an Effective Residence Hall Association, Norbert Dunkel and Cindy Spencer, editors, 1993
  21. “Doing More With Less, Creative Downsizing or Rightsizing,” and “But I Can Work With Anyone,” in Linking Theory to Practice: Case Studies for Working with College Students, Frances K. Stage and Associates, 1993

Box 4

  1. “Back to the Future: Class of 1996,” in NASPA Journal, Fall 1993
  2. “Advancing Professionally Through Graduate Education,” in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration, M. J. Barr and Associates, 1993
  3. “Women Student Leaders: Self-perceptions of Empowering Leadership and Achieving Style,” in NASPA Journal, Winter 1994
  4. “New Approaches to Leadership,” in Different Voices: Gender and Perspective in Student Affairs Administration, Jane Fried, editor, 1994
  5. "Increasing Student Involvement Through Civic Leadership Education,” in Realizing The Educational Potential of Residence Halls, Charles Schroeder, Phyllis Mable and Associates, editors, 1994
  6. “Reform in Student Affairs: A Critique of Student Development,” NASPA Journal, Summer 1995
  7. “Student Affairs and Related Careers in Higher Education,” in Careers in Counseling and Human Services, 2nd edition, Brooke Collison and Nancy Garfield, editors, 1996
  8. Contributor to A Social Change Model of Leadership Development Guidebook, Version III, Higher Education Research Institute, 1996
  9. “A Call for Collaborative Leadership,” in About Campus, July-August 1996 (also guest editor)
  10. “Values and Principles Guiding Technology Decision Making for the Future,” in Using Technology to Promote Student Learning: Opportunities for Today and Tomorrow, (New Directions for Student services) Catherine McHugh Engstrom and Kevin Kruger, editors, 1997
  11. “Linking Student Affairs Preparation with Practice,” in State of the Art of Preparation and Practice in Student Affairs: Another Look, N.J. Evans and C.E. Phelps Tobin, editors, 1998
  12. “A Comprehensive Graduate Orientation Program: Practicing What We Preach,” in Journal of College Student Development, July/August 1998
  13. “Successful Residence Hall Government: Themes from a National Study of Select Hall Government Structures,” in Advice for Advisors: the Development of an Effective Residence Hall Association (2nd edition), N.W. Dunkel and C.L. Spencer, editors, 1998
  14. “The Changing Nature of Work In Higher Education,” in Higher Education Trends for the Next Century: A Research Agenda for Student Success, Cynthia Johnson and Harold Cheatham, editors, 1999
  15. “ Constructing a Life: Transitions Toward Self-Authorship for Seniors,” A Facilitators Guide, 1999
  16. ”Cloud Watching 101,” in Fables, Labels, and Folding Tables, Randy Mitchell, 1999
  17. “Advancing Professionally Through Doctoral Education,” in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration (2nd edition), M.J. Barr, M.K. Desler, and Associates, 2000
  18. “Students Living in Substance Free Housing: Attitudes Toward Their Residential Experience and Predictors of Their Satisfaction,” in Journal of College and University Student Housing, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2000
  19. “Leadership,” and “Learning and Development,” in Leadership and Management Issues for a New Century, D.B. Woodard, P. Love, and S.R. Komives, 2000
  20. “Inhabit the Gap,” in About Campus, November-December 2000

Box 5

  1. “Both/And, Not Either/Or: Viewing the Gap as Social Construction-A Response to “A Perspective on the Values of Student Affairs and Scholarship,” by Robert B. Young, in Journal of College Student Development, July/August 2001
  2. “Contemporary Issues of Women as Senior Student Affairs Officers,” in Women Administrators in Higher Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Jana Nidiffer and Carolyn Terry Bashaw, editors, 2001
  3. “Shaping the Future,” in Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession (4th edition), S.R. Komives and D. Woodard, Jr., editors, 2003
  4. “Leadership Identity Development,” in Concepts and Connections: A Publication for Leadership Educators, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2004
  5. Contributing Author in Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-wide Focus on the Student Experience, 2004
  6. “Scholarship and Research Updates,” in National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, [2005]
  7. “Life After College,” in Promoting Reasonable Expectations: Aligning Student and Institutional Views of the College Experience, Thomas Miller, Barbara Bender, John Schuh, and Associates, 2005
  8. “It’s All About Relationships,” in The Seventh Learning College Principle: A Framework for Transformational Change in Learning Organizations, NASPA, 2005
  9. “Developing a Leadership Identity: A Grounded Theory,” in Journal of College Student Development, November/December 2005
  10. “Developing Learning Outcomes,” in Learning Reconsidered 2, Richard Keeling, editor, 2006
  11. “Facilitating Student Leadership Learning: Applications of the Leadership Identity Development Model for Campus Activities Administrators,” in Campus Activities Programming, April 2006
  12. “Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership,” in Leadership Exchange, Spring 2006
  13. “A Leadership Identity Development Model: Applications from a Grounded Theory,” in Journal of College Student Development, July/August 2006
  14. “Women and Leadership: Reflections on Emergent Western Perspectives,” in The Journal of Sookmyung Global Leadership, No. 5, June 2007
  15. “Old Posters,” in Lessons from the Road: Inspirational Insights by Leading Speakers in Education, Zing! Leadership Systems, LLC, 2007

Box 6

  1. Developing Leadership Capacity in College Students: Findings from a National Study, John Dugan and Susan Komives, co-principal investigators, 2007
  2. “Cultural Differences or What? Why Asians Avoid Extreme Responses,” in AAPOR, 2007
  3. Foreword in Toward A Sustainable Future: The Role of Student Affairs in Creating Healthy Environments, Social Justice and Strong Economies, ACPA, 2008
  4. “The Role of High School Experience in College Student Leadership Development,” in Educational Considerations, Fall 2009
  5. “Leadership Identity Development: Challenges in Applying a Developmental Model,” in Journal of Leadership Education, Summer 2009
  6. “Professional Development as Lifelong Learning,” in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration (3rd edition), G.S. McClellan and J. Stringer, editors, 2009
  7. “Seasons or Global Warming: Reflections on Financial Challenges in Higher Education,” in Journal of College and Character, September 2009
  8. “Contemporary Leadership Theories,” in Political and Civic Leadership: A Reference Handbook (Volume 1), R.A. Couto, editor, 2010
  9. “Influences on College Students’ Capacities for Socially Responsible Leadership,” in Journal of College Student Development, September/October 2010
  10. “The Airline Philosophy of Life,” in Legacy Scrapbook: Letters to Our Colleagues, NASPA, 2010
  11. “Learning Outcomes in Academic Disciplines: Identifying Common Ground,” in Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Winter 2011
  12. “College Student Leadership Identity Development,” in Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders, S.E. Murphy and R. J. Reichard, editors, 2011
  13. “Mentors and College Student Leadership Outcomes: The Importance of Position and Process,” in The Review of Higher Education, Summer 2012
  14. “Senior Administrators in the Classroom,” in Leadership Exchange, Summer 2012

Record Group: Presentations

Box 7

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1977-1980
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1978-1985
  3. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1981-1983
  4. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1984-1985

Box 8

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1986
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1987

Box 8A

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1988
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1989
  3. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1990

Box 9

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1991
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1992-1994
  3. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1995-1997
  4. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1998

Box 9A

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 1999
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2000
  3. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2001

Box 10

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2002
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2003-2004
  3. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2005

Box 10A

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2006
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2007
  3. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2008-2009

Box 11

  1. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2010
  2. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, 2011-2013
  3. University of Macau, China-Student Affairs Institute, 2011-2012
  4. Presentation, speeches, workshops, panels, 2015
  5. Presentations, speeches, workshops, panels, n.d.

Record Group: Subject Files--Education and Professional Employment

Box 12

  1. Florida State University, 1966, 1968-1969, 2007, 2009
  2. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1970-1973
  3. Articles used for classes (as student/professor), 1937-1982 (scattered)
  4. Position searches, 1975-1991
  5. Denison University, 1973-1978
  6. Stephens College, 1977-1985, 2008

Box 13

  1. University of Tampa, 1985-1987
  2. University of Maryland-College Park, 1987-2012
  3. Qatar-Study Abroad Program, 2009-2010
  4. Retirement from University of Maryland, 2012

Record Group: Subject Files--Professional Associations

(Please also refer to the individual Association archives, e.g. ACPA MS-319)

Box 14: American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

  1. President-elect, President, Past President, 1980-1999 (scattered)
  2. Higher Education Trends for the Next Century, 1999
  3. Senior Scholars, 1997-1998, 2000, 2008
  4. Blue Ribbon Committee/ACPA and NASPA Consolidation, 2000-2003
  5. National Registry for Student Affairs Adm., 2002-2004
  6. ACPA brochures

Box 15

  1. National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 1991-2012 (scattered)
  2. Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), 2004-2011
  3. CAS-Notebooks kept while serving as Presiden,t August 2007-September 2011
  4. ACPA-NASPA-CAS Competency Task Force, 2007-2009

Record Group: Subject Files--Leadership

Box 16

  1. Higher Education Research Institute-Working Ensemble: Leadership Development-Social Change Model, 1994-1997, 2007
  2. Leadership Identity Development 2001-2007
  3. Leadership Initiatives at University of Maryland-College Park, 1988-1990, 1993, 2005
  4. National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, 2005, 2011-2012
  5. Interassociation Leadership Project 1989
  6. Leadership Practices Inventory-Kouzes Posner International, Inc., 1991-1993
  7. International Leadership Association 2004, 2009, 2011

Box 17

  1. Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, 2005-2011
  2. Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership-Susan’s Notebooks, May 2007-January 2009
  3. Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership-Susan’s Notebooks, January 2009-March 2010
  4. New Directions for Student Leadership (editor), 2015

Record Group: Subject Files--Professional and Biographical

Box 18

  1. Awards, honors, certificates, 1964-1988
  2. Awards, honors, certificates,1990-2004
  3. Awards, honors, certificates, 2006
  4. Awards, honors, certificates, 2007-2013
  5. Biographical files (includes current Curriculum Vitae), 1978-2012 (scattered)

Box 19

  1. Correspondence-Phyllis Mable and Longwood, College, 1988-1989, 1995-1998
  2. Correspondence-professional and personal 1982-2012, n.d. (scattered dates)
  3. Publication files-includes reviews, correspondence, marketing, etc., 1980-2011

Record Group: Audio-Visuals

Box 20

  1. Casette Tapes:
    1. Darling of Our Heart, Denison, 1978
    2. Commitment: Visions for Student Development-ACUI conference, March 1984
  2. VHS Tapes:
    1. Lecture by Susan Komives, January 15, 1987
    2. NASPA IV-W Mid-Level/Mid-Career Institute, June 1-5, 1994
    3. NASPA Teleconference, “Look Who’s Coming To College: A New Understanding of Today’s Students”, October 26, 1994
    4. Keynote address, “Leadership for the 21st Century: Singing in the Key of C”, September 24, 1995
    5. Susan Komives-Balancing Priorities, n.d.

Box 21

  1. DVDs:
    1. ACPA Keynote Speech, March 1998
    2. Address given at Rutgers University for Contemporary Issues in Leadership Lecture Series, January 2001
    3. University of South Florida lecture, September 25, 2001
    4. Plenary Address: First Year Experience Conference, 2006 (2 dvds)
    5. A Tribute to the Jane Ellen Ashley Years at Stephens College, 1970-1991, January 12, 2008
    6. NASPA-ACPA History Project: Stories from Our Past, 2008
    7. CAS Symposium, 2009
    8. Qatar Foundation-Young Professionals Institute, 2010
    9. ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
    10. ACPA University of Maryland Reception, 2012
    11. NASPA University of Maryland Reception, 2012
    12. NASPA Mentoring for Leadership, 2012
    13. Conversation with Susan Komives-Leadership Educators Institute, Columbus, Ohio, 2012
    14. University of Maryland Retirement, 2012
  2. Photographs depicting career at various institutions, ACPA, AACD, family and friends, 1969-2005
  3. Badges from conferences