ERIC Number: ED032057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-2
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Junior College Student Personnel Programs in Colorado.
This study of student personnel programs is intended as a guide for colleges wishing to improve their programs after evaluating their own strengths and weaknesses. Junior colleges throughout the state submitted catalogs, manuals, and other material for review. Student personnel directors (43) from nine colleges completed the Inventory of Selected College Functions. Interviews with staff and students were conducted on five campuses, with participation by staff members from four other colleges. Major strengths were (1) most programs are well supported, (2) staff members are committed to student-centered education, (3) relationships are good among staff, faculty, and students, (4) staff members have good professional preparation, (5) some programs could serve as resource centers for other programs, (6) some innovative programs could inspire other colleges, and (7) students participate actively in college life. Major weaknesses were (1) some programs are peripheral and lack clear goals, (2) dean of students often has too many other duties, (3) some staff members feel a lack of professional identity, (4) present staff and funds are inadequate, (5) faculty members do not appreciate the program, (6) there is little in-service training or innovation, (7) staff lacks time for personal and vocational counseling, (8) students are apathetic, and (9) too few follow-up studies are made of dropouts or transfers. Based on these findings, the author presents eleven recommendations. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.