ERIC Number: ED034534
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Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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A Selective System of Faculty Advising as a Means of Implementing Community College Counseling.
Fahsbender, Kenneth E.
Observing how much junior college counseling and advising was unsuccessful, the author examined selective faculty advising. He felt that, if faculty members could handle routine academic and career advice, counselors would be freed for the more complicated cases or personal/social problems. For assignment to faculty advisers, 14 counselors chose students with definite career goals, making good progress, ready for more independence, and in no need of a counselor relationship. Eleven faculty advisers were selected; as they were to carry their full teaching load, they received extra pay. The selected students were assigned to faculty advisers; a control group stayed with their counselors for a second year. A test of certain assumptions showed that students seeking help on educational matters preferred a faculty adviser. As even those assigned to counselors sought faculty advice on their majors, the new arrangement merely formalized this preference. Advisers, aware that they were limited to subject specialty, made a few referrals to counselors or other subject-area advisers. As these students felt able to solve most of their own problems, they wanted an adult helper who was available, expert in his field, and concerned with the individual. Although satisfied with both counselors and advisers, they tended to prefer the latter because of their availability and expertise. It is critical that advisers select only those students free of unusual personal or academic problems. (HH)
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