Student Support Analytical Essay by Nicky

This paper looks at student support management methodologies and operational theories.
# 146654 | 1,364 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses school management methodologies and seeks to better understand these as they relate to the complex structures relating to learning. Using internal student support departments in the higher learning context as a research frame, this paper is based on the argument that the quality of managerial and operational leadership in this context will be derived from vision, culture, communication and team orientation. The writer maintains that ultimately, this contributes to a discussion on the anticipated future needs for leadership to remain abreast of a fast changing working environment. The writer concludes that the concept of personnel relationships as the driving force behind the effectiveness and adaptability of student support services recognizes that organizational performance and student learning experiences are equally dependent on the quality of human resources and relationships within the academic context.

From the Paper:

"Rather than applying punitive strategies to contending with workplace inadequacies or improprieties, this methodological approach is dedicated to preventing such lapses in student support accountability through policies that enhance morale, improve job performance and enable the department to function with consistent efficacy. These are assurances which help to endow employees with confidence and a passion for their work and organization. In an academic setting, this type of personal commitment is a valuable commodity.
"Another common thread in the management of student support departments is meaningful and insightful Managerial Planning. This will start with the orientation of an effective and confident leader."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beare, H.; Caldwell, B.& Millikan, R. (1992), Creating an Excellent School. London: Routledge.
  • ETSU. (2007). Employee Performance Evaluation Procedures Guide. East Tennessee State University. Online at
  • Fullan, M. (2001). Leading in a Culture of Change. Jossey-Bass.
  • Hackman, M.Z.& Johnson, C.E. (2004). Leadership: A Communication Perspective. Long Grove, III: Waveland Press.
  • Maslow, A.H. (1970). Motivation and Personality. Harper Collins.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Student Support (2011, January 10) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Student Support" 10 January 2011. Web. 19 April. 2021. <>