ERIC Number: ED051757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Professional Development of Financial Aid Officers. Higher Education Surveys.
Willingham, Warren W.
This survey was concerned with the present level of professional development of financial aid officers, their training needs, and their attitudes concerning future development of the profession. Results were based upon responses of aid directors at a representative group of 122 institutions in the West. Some of the principal findings were: (1) annual turnover appears to be somewhat lower and interinstitutional hiring somewhat higher than was true 4 years ago; (2) academic courses in each of 10 different areas were judged "very useful" by 50 to 90 percent of those who had taken the course; but in most cases fewer than 1 aid officer in 3 had taken the course; (3) three out of 4 aid officers felt that various forms of job orientation were desirable; (4) workshops were the favored method of maintaining professional competence and favored topics were such issues as minority/poverty problems, status of state and federal aid bills, and recent aid literature and research. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Needs, Financial Services, Financial Support, Higher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Responsibility, Surveys
Western Regional Office, College Entrance Examination Board, 800 Welch Road, Palo Alto, California 94304
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Palo Alto, CA.