ERIC Number: ED394555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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A Counseling Model for the 21st Century: How To Sustain the Integrity of Counseling Professionals. A Mesa Community College Leadership Model.
Adams, Heidi-Christa; And Others
The phenomenal growth in enrollment at community and technical colleges during the past decade has had a distinct impact on the role that counselors must play to continue to provide a viable contribution to the colleges. Specifically, Mesa Community College (MCC), in Arizona, has identified three trends which provide opportunities for counseling faculty in the future: (1) an emphasis among educational leaders on total quality management, life-long learning, basic skills programming, academic excellence, diversity, and student recruitment and retention; (2) increased collaboration and cooperative with business and industry; and (3) curricular demands made by increasing numbers of special needs students with learning disabilities and mental disorders. MCC's counseling department uses a "center-cluster" counseling model, featuring six full-time counselors housed in a counseling building strategically located in the center of campus and an additional four full-time and three half-time counselors located at five academic division sites throughout the campus. The success of MCC's counseling department can be attributed largely to this center-cluster system which accents the availability of counselors and provides numerous professional services to the entire college community, such as instructor training sessions on the needs of students with attention deficit disorders and student seminars on math and test anxiety. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Mesa Community College AZ
Note: In: The Olympics of Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles, Balancing Skills, Taking Risks. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the National Community College Chair Academy (5th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 1996); see JC 960 276.