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ERIC Number: ED031248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 16
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Personnel Services in Missouri Public Junior Colleges.
Hammond, Edward H.
The junior college, to apply its understanding of society as it relates to education, must have a sound student personnel program. This study of programs at Missouri's 11 junior colleges examined their functions and financing to see what improvements might be made. A questionnaire was developed as a checklist of functions necessary to develop an effective program. In Part I, 59 functions were condensed into 19 scales for negative response ranking for each college; Part II collected data on budget and enrollment. The replies showed almost no extended programs, no orientation courses for credit, and few for study skills. Most provided career advisement, but not enough follow-up or manpower studies on which to base it. Most educational testing programs were for academic rather than personality or interest measurement. All provided consultation for the students on their plans and problems. Ten colleges analyzed co-curricular activities programs; all had a form of student government; only half had a leadership development program. All maintained a program to control the social climate and academic development. All provided precollege information on admissions and financial aid, and maintained student records--though few made much use of the latter. As for health services, only half had part- or full-time nurses. The colleges varied widely in enrollment and available funds. The failings implicit in these findings and suggestions for their correction are discussed. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri