ERIC Number: ED175511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
Community College Counseling Services in California: A Report by the Statewide Task Force on Counseling with Commentary and Recommendations Provided by Staff.
Farland, Ronn; Hirschinger, Jim
At the request of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, a 15-member task force prepared a comprehensive report on the current state of community college counseling programs and services in California. This report describes the statewide institutional setting, mission and philosophy, and the role and objectives of community college counseling as outlined by the California Education Code and Title 5 of the California Administrative Code. Components typically included in community college counseling programs are considered, including pre-admissions responsibilities; new student orientation and academic planning; academic advisement; articulation with transfer colleges; career, personal growth, peer, and contract counseling; and assistance with learning difficulties and personal concerns. The patterns of organization and the implications of the range of these services are discussed. A review is included of research studies dealing with counselor and program evaluation and with student needs assessment. Current issues and problems revealed to affect counseling include the impact of staff reductions, lack of cooperation between instructional and counseling services, the demands of program accountability, and the implications of collective bargaining. Articulation of counseling between secondary and post-secondary institutions is discussed and financial plans are outlined. Recommendations to the Board conclude the report. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Note: Report prepared for the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (San Francisco, California, September 28, 1979)