ERIC Number: ED053429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Desired Counseling Center Functions as Perceived by Faculty and Students. Final Report. CORD Project.
Hamann, John B.
The bulk of this report is devoted to presenting the findings of a study, which was designed to determine student and faculty desires for counselor and counseling center functioning. The results of questionnaires, one developed for students and one for faculty, indicate that the 3 traditional counseling services (personal, vocational and educational) are perceived by both groups to be the most important functions of a counseling center. Among other things, it was also found that (1) regular university hours do not meet the desires of either group, and early evening hours are seen as necessary for the counseling service, as is 24-hour emergency service; (2) an established counseling center, as distinguished from an out-reach program, is preferred; (3) age, but not sex, of the counselor is an important variable for students; and (4) faculty feel that the counseling center should have considerable autonomy. All findings are briefly discussed and some recommendations made. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.