ERIC Number: ED244680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Future of Student Services in Colleges.
Calder, W. Berry
Two surveys were recently conducted to obtain a perspective on the future of student services in Canada. The first survey, conducted in 1982, sought the opinions of senior student services officers, college presidents, and student council leaders in Ontario concerning the level of emphasis that was desirable for and likely to be given to 43 student services and college functions in the Ontario college system. All three groups ranked student placement first in terms of desirable level of emphasis, followed by student counseling for student services personnel, pre-college information for college presidents, and financial aid for student council presidents. With respect to predictable level of emphasis, student service officers and presidents ranked placement first, while student council presidents ranked computing services first. As part of the second survey, conducted in 1983, senior student services officers from 61 colleges across Canada (excluding Ontario) were asked to respond to questions concerning the major forces influencing the future of student services, levels of support to be expected, the major role of the head of student services, and the major contributions of student services to the college. Responses from 20 colleges indicated that vocational assessment, job search, learning assistance centers, work experience placement, and aptitude and interest testing were expected to be the areas receiving the greatest support in the next 5 years. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Canada; Ontario
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Canadian Vocational Association and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (Vancouver, British Columbia, May 28-31, 1984).