ERIC Number: ED032565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Academic Counseling--A Counseling Center Function.
Russell, Norman K.
Many colleges and universities are concerned about the academic advising (counseling) that their students receive and recognize the need for a better system. Presently, students can look for help to: (1) a fellow student, (2) a student advisor, (3) a faculty member, or (4) a counselor. The first two listed are used most often. These two, however, due to a lack of training, turnover, and student attitudes are not usually as effective as a counselor. Five reasons for using counselors for academic counseling are given, including the statement that counselors are people oriented--not subject oriented. Students cannot be compartmentalized in academic, emotional, personal, or vocational divisions. If the Counseling Center is to be the single office for all types of student help and information concerning academic and personal problems, then the doors must stand open to receive all students regardless of their needs. Thus, the Counseling Center will truly become the place to go for help. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.