ERIC Number: ED215714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Status Survey of Guidance and Counseling Services in Michigan Community Colleges.
Instructional Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Berkeley, MI.
In 1980, a study was conducted to determine the status of guidance and counseling at Michigan's community colleges. The Dean of Occupational Education, Dean of Student Services, and a guidance staff member from each of the 29 community colleges in the state were asked to provide detailed information on the counseling and vocational guidance services offered; job placement office status and activities; individuals with counseling or advisory responsibilities; sources of career exploration/decision-making information for students; professional development activities of guidance personnel; conduct of occupational skills needs assessments; career resource centers; articulation agreements; promotional activities conducted; needs for consultation/technical assistance; status of features considered beneficial to community colleges; exemplary models, processes, or courses in career guidance; and preferred methods for disseminating survey results. The interviews revealed that: (1) all 29 colleges provided special services for the unemployed, displaced homemakers, and nontraditional occupations, and career exploration seminars; (2) 27 schools had a formal job placement office; (3) seven colleges provided release time for professional development; and (4) 25 colleges conducted occupational needs assessments. The survey report outlines study purposes, methodology, findings, and recommendations. The questionnaire and original study report are appended. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Community Coll. Services Unit.
Authoring Institution: Instructional Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Berkeley, MI.