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Student affairs in a traumatic year

dc.contributor.authorSchreiber, Birgiten_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMoja, Tebohoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLuescher, Thierry M.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-29T07:27:07Z
dc.date.available2021-03-29T07:27:07Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationSchreiber, B., Moja, T. & Luescher, T. M. 2020. Student affairs in a traumatic year. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 8(2):v–vii, doi:10.24085/jsaa.v8i2.4451
dc.identifier.issn2307-6267 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.24085/jsaa.v8i2.4451
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/109718
dc.descriptionCITATION: Schreiber, B., Moja, T. & Luescher, T. M. 2020. Student affairs in a traumatic year. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 8(2):v–vii, doi:10.24085/jsaa.v8i2.4451.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/jsaa
dc.description.abstractThe year 2020 is a year that we will remember globally in higher education as having been most unusual, indeed, traumatic. If at the beginning of 2020 the year had a hopeful ring with plenty, as it comes to an end it is hard to just try and make sense of the extent that theexperience of higher education has been changed so incisively within a short time for both staff and students. And the signs are already there that the post-Covid‑19 period will not be short of new challenges either. Challenges like addressing the increased mental health issuesstudents suffer due to the crisis, illness, loss of loved ones and more. Moreover, there are many student groups whose ability to learn has been severely impacted by the pandemic and lockdown, including students from poor households, rural students, and students with special needs. As we noted in our last editorial, for these students, the campus environment and the services offered by Student Affairs departments is normally able to level the ‘playing field’ of learning. It will require yet another extra effort by student affairs professionals, academics, administrators, fellow students and the communities and families to ensure that these students can catch up and have access to the same quality and quantity of learning opportunities within supportive contexts over the course of their studies as others who have been less impacted.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/jsaa/article/view/4451
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherJSAA Editors in collaboration with Stellenbosch University and African Sun Media
dc.subjectStudent affairsen_ZA
dc.titleStudent affairs in a traumatic yearen_ZA
dc.typeEditorialen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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