Residence hall deans have occupied a prominent position in Seventh-day
Adventist educational philosophy since the pioneer administrators of Battle
Creek College first provided on-campus housing for both men and women in 1887.
First called preceptors and later called deans, these important men and women are an integral part of campus life.
Called to a Ministry of Caring is practical, easy to read, and addresses real issues experienced by residence hall deans on secondary and college-level
- Components of a residence hall program
- Roles and responsibilities of deans
- Important attributes and needed skills
- Developmental needs of students
- Administrators' expectations of deans
- Parents' expectations of deans
- How deans can balance work and family
- How deans can deal with stress
- How deans are evaluated
- Suggestions for making the "task force" deaning program work more efficiently
This book is a celebration of the profession and the author's forty years of service as a residence hall dean. Prospective deans, beginning and
experienced deans, administrators, teachers, and parents will benefit from
this one-of-a-kind book.
Paperback. Updated in 2013.