ERIC Number: ED233269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Responding to Reduction in a University Counseling and Related Services (Reading and Study Skills) Center.
Bayne, Bob; And Others
The four presentations in this document focus on the organizational response to resource reduction in counseling and related services at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). The introduction defines resource reduction in terms of staff and money, and lists current developments that will affect higher education in the next decade. The first presentation, by Dr. Margaret Rauch, describes the operation of the reading center at SCSU, discussing such topics as politics, staffing, administrative responsibilities, courses, and a new program offering. The second presentation, by Dr. Pat Hoffman, describes the types of counseling services available at SCSU (i.e, one-to-one, assertiveness training groups, relaxation training, hypnosis/concentration sessions, crisis counseling) and briefly outlines counselor responsibilities. The third presentation, by Dr. Lawrence Pfleger, describes the counseling center's management of ten different resources: (1) financial; (2) staff; (3) space; (4) campus; (5) community; (6) energy; (7) time; (8) creativity; (9) degree of personal involvement; and (10) fortunate coincidental factors. The fourth presentation, by Dr. Bill Yates, addresses two major issues arising from alteration in SCSU's service format which have not been satisfactorily resolved, i.e., flexibility of staffing, and the shift of service emphasis from counseling to student personnel work without prior validation for the shift. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Cloud State University MN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Minnesota Personnel Guidance Association (Minneapolis, MN, February 6-9, 1983).