ERIC Number: ED160142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-9
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Alternative to Proposition 13 Losses in Student Services for Non-Traditional Students. The DIAL Program for Students at the Sunnyvale Center.
Charles, Richard F.; Perkins, Marthalou
The 35% budget cutback resulting from California's Proposition 13 sharply reduced the ability of Sunnyvale Center, an outreach satellite of De Anza College, to provide non-traditional students with non-instructional services such as counseling, veteran's assistance, financial aid and tutorial services. Storefront schools and the bilingual and learning centers, operated through the Center, suffered cutbacks in staff and space allocations. Instruction was budgeted at a 90% level. Cutbacks in support services were regarded as especially unfortunate in view of the results of a Spring 1978 survey, which emphasized the non-traditional nature of the population being served and their need and desire for increased services. Educational brokering was seen as an alternative method of delivering student services, and the DIAL program was implemented to provide, by means of a telephone hotline, current information about available referral, counseling, assessment, testing and client advocacy resources. The hotline is presently answered by one person or a telephone answering and recording device. Additions to the program of counseling and outreach activities, as well as links with schools, libraries and government agencies are anticipated. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.
Identifiers: Proposition 13 (California 1978)