ERIC Number: ED032883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Faculty Advisor Guidance-Counseling Manual.
Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.
Harcum, a junior college for women, defines counseling as the way the experienced can help someone else to understand herself and her opportunities, to make suitable adjustments and decisions accordingly, to accept responsibility for choice, and follow a course of action in harmony with it. Faculty members act as advisors, as they know policies, course requirements, student personalities, and vocational requirements as well as full-time counselors. The principal aim of the guidance program is to help students make better use of their abilities--social, academic, and personal. Each Harcum student receives three planned interviews per year, one after each mid-term grade report and one after the start of the second semester. They cover academic, vocational, and personal/social matters. A confidential folder is maintained, containing information from each session, academic records, and data on any further action taken, such as referral to the health service or to a dean. A follow-up is essential on any referral. The advisor must know the college policies, regulations, and academic requirements and be prepared to help the student, formally or informally, in many areas, e.g., choice of program, study habits, extra-curricular activities, and long-range vocational plans. He must be genuinely interested in helping her to reach her own decisions, not in imposing his own values. The advisor can use the resources of the whole campus, including any other department, service, faculty, or staff member. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.