ERIC Number: ED243507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Toward a New Era: Alternatives for Revitalizing Student Services Programs.
Deegan, William L.
Alternatives for revitalizing the programs and management of student services in community colleges are reviewed in this paper. First, alternatives related to student services programs are considered, including: (1) the increased use of computer-assisted counseling to integrate student services more fully with mainstream academic activities; (2) the possibility of developing and operating certain programs in an entrepreneurial fashion by, for example, providing human development and counseling programs to business and government agencies on a contract basis; (3) the option of cutting services to a minimum to deal with severe budget cuts; and (4) the establishment of campus-wide staff development programs based on clear institutional priorities and having financial and administrative support. The next section offers three alternatives for management development in the student services area. These involve the development of matrix models of responsibility and accountability to strengthen relations between the academic and student services areas; job rotation to provide staff with a more comprehensive perspective on college needs and and resources; and the development of quality circles where employees meet regularly to analyze problems and recommend solutions for management consideration. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (64th, Washington, DC, April 1-4, 1984).