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ERIC Number: ED047687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 19
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Student Services and the Human Development Dilemma.
Wilkinson, Rachel D.
Student personnel departments need to examine their role critically in terms of reforming higher education for "new" minority group students. These students' problems are threefold: those related to the college; those personal in origin; and those with social or psychological cause. Five specific deficiencies of student services are: (1) failure to admit more black and Puerto Rican students; (2) the image of the counseling process as a failure by "new" students; (3) many schools' failure to provide needed medical services to the "new" student; (4) neglect of "new" students" financial assistance; and (5) inadequacy of orientation programs. The following are suggestions for student services improvement: (1) organize separate student personnel services to focus entirely on meeting the needs of disadvantaged students; (2) change the role of the counselor, stressing the responsibility of serving as facilitator or enabler; and (3) actively involve the community in minority student and college affairs. (CA)
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Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Convention of the American Association of Junior Colleges, March 1970, Honolulu, Hawaii