ERIC Number: ED061927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Third Year of Operation of the Contra Costa College Mobile Counseling Center.
During 1971, the third year of operation of Contra Costa College's (California) mobile counseling unit, the priorities established for that program were (a) to make the mobile counseling unit and program as widely known in the community as possible, and (b) to concentrate on the services to the client. The counseling unit and program were publicized to the community through the (1) establishment of relationship with local, federal and state agencies, (2) involvement of the counselor in various community group activities, (3) recruitment by existing clientele, (4) dissemination of information to local businesses, and (5) use of mass media. Services to clients were improved by considering obstacles to admission by the college from the recruit's point of view. The college's requirements such as transcripts, permanent residence in the district, and a placement test were modified or made less anxiety-producing for the recruits through the efforts of the counselor. This report also includes the results of a 2-year study of recruits and several recommendations for better relations with those students. It was suggested that an appropriate model for evaluating student persistence be used and the counseling approach be changed from corrective to appreciative. Specific suggestions included: (1) provision of a means whereby recruits can enter the college at anytime during the semester; (2) operation of the unit during the summer; (3) recognition of the need for specialized faculty in the program; and (4) provision for meaningful student reward systems. For reports of the first and second year operations, see ED 031 243 and ED 043 332. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Contra Costa Coll., San Pablo, CA.