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Foundational Documents

The Dean of Students has identified four foundational documents (consisting of texts, articles and statements) that compliment the Campus Life Mission statement and help to inform our approach to the work of Campus Life. All Campus Life employees are encouraged to read and become familiar and regularly review the messages contained in the Foundational Documents.

  1. John, Welch W., and Don E. Norton, eds. Educating Zion. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1996.
  2. Mission and Aims of a BYU Education
  3. Blimling, Gregory S., and Elizabeth J. Whitt. Good Practice in Student Affairs Principles to Foster Student Learning (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education Series). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999. *A synopsis of the 7 Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs, including self assessment inventories, is also available online.
  4. Maxwell, Neal A., …A More Excellent Way. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Co., 1967.
  5. Magolda, Peter. Baxter Magolda, Marcia. Contested Issues in Student Affairs: Diverse Perspectives and Respectful Dialogues. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing, LLC. 2011.