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ERIC Number: ED020736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF EVENING COLLEGE COUNSELING SERVICES IN CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGES.
RYSKA, JOHN W.
A SURVEY OF EVENING COLLEGE COUNSELING SERVICES IN CALIFORNIA NETTED RESPONSES FROM 59 OF THE STATE'S 73 JUNIOR COLLEGES. MAJOR EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON PROBLEMS RELATED TO (1) THE COLLEGE PROGRAM AND FACILITIES, (2) STUDENTS, AND (3) COUNSELORS. PROBLEMS CITED BY RESPONDENTS INCLUDED INADEQUATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR COUNSELING AND LACK OF ADEQUATE RECORDS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON STUDENTS. MOST OF THE STUDENTS WERE HIGHLY VOCATION ORIENTED WITH GREATER FAMILY, JOB, AND FINANCIAL PRESSURES THAN THOSE EXPERIENCED BY DAY STUDENTS. BECAUSE STUDENT BACKGROUNDS RANGED FROM NON-HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TO GRADUATE DEGREES, THE COUNSELOR NEEDED TO HAVE GREAT BREADTH AND DEPTH IN KNOWLEDGE OF EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL INFORMATION AND OF RESOURCE MATERIALS. THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS WERE IDENTIFIED--(1) 40.5 PERCENT OF THE INSTITUTIONS SERVED MEDIUM CITY-SUBURBAN AREAS, (2) 35.5 PERCENT HAD EVENING ENROLLMENTS GREATER THAN DAY ENROLLMENTS, (3) 95 PERCENT PERMITTED THEIR COUNSELORS TO TEACH EVENING CLASSES, (4) 97 PERCENT MADE COUNSELING AVAILABLE FOR EVENING STUDENTS, (5) 67 PERCENT PAID THEIR COUNSELORS ON AN HOURLY BASIS, WITH A MEAN SALARY OF $7.75, AND (6) 46 PERCENT MADE INDIVIDUAL TESTING SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR EVENING STUDENTS. MORE THAN HALF OF THE DOCUMENT CONSISTS OF SAMPLE COMMENTS RELATED TO THE ABOVE AREAS. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: Fresno City Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA