ERIC Number: ED188732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
One State's Efforts to Get Serious about the High Risk Student: Assessment, Faculty Advising, Career Planning, and Developmental Education in Oregon's Community Colleges.
Johnson, Jerome A.; And Others
As part of a research project undertaken to strengthen vocational and academic counseling for high risk students in Oregon's community colleges, this report provides four essays which review the literature and state of the art of assessment, developmental education, career development, and faculty advising at the community college level. First, Jerry Johnson discusses the various ways in which developmental education staff in Oregon attack the problem of the high risk student. His analysis includes a description of such students, an examination of the inadequacy of traditional educational methods in meeting their needs, and an enumeration of the administrative and instructional steps that can be taken to improve the chances of student success. Next, Jewell Manspeaker addresses the issue of the entering characteristics and abilities of community college students and points out factors to be considered in designing an economically efficient, entry-level assessment system. Bill Segura then examines current faculty advising practices in Oregon and discusses the characteristics of successful developmental advising programs. Finally, Richard White explores the problem of providing adequate career development services within the limitations of personnel, budget, and time. Each essay includes a selected bibliography. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Community Colleges, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Characteristics, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Counseling, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Improvement, Faculty Advisers, High Risk Students, Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Students, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Colleges, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Note: Four papers developed through a grant titled "A Project to Improve Vocational Guidance Services and Programs for the High Risk Students in Oregon Community Colleges"