ERIC Number: ED031731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Do We Make A Difference?--New Directions in Evaluation.
Kuhl, Edward C., Jr.
In efforts to present a stronger public image to possible funding sources, the student personnel staffs of community colleges in Maryland established an ad hoc committee to assess the services being offered students by the various college counseling centers (12). It was hoped that evaluation of current guidance programs would enable the different schools to learn from each other, and strengthen their weaknesses. Goals of the committee were to establish a task force to write guidelines for student personnel work, and to set up an evaluation group to study, through opinionnaires, the services and practices available. A modified version of the Raines--Carnegie Study of Junior College Student Personnel Services was administered to about 100 students and all full-time faculty and student personnel workers at each college. A visiting team discussed results of the questionnaires with each campus group in hopes of identifying good and bad practices. While little questionnaire data is available as yet, it is apparent that the campus centers are taking a critical look at their own procedures. Generally, Maryland seems to be weak in placement and health services, with full-time students particularly aware and critical of the services. (Author/CJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.