ERIC Number: ED057368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Counseling--An Important and Effective Aspect of Student Development.
Glennen, Robert E.
This report presents the outlines of a unique counseling program offered to freshmen at the University of Notre Dame. The 10 faculty counselors advise and attend to the interests of each student, to help them make a better transition from high school to college. The program emphasizes effective and continuous counseling and testing. Aptitude, interest, and achievement tests are administered throughout the school year, and students are given individual help in their a attempts to meet and conquer the problems of academic life. With no changes in admissions requirements and with the mean SAT scores remaining constant from year to year, the results since the inauguration of the program become increasingly significant: (1) the attrition rate has dropped by 33% per year; (2) there has been an increase in the number of students on the dean's list; (3) there are fewer students dropping courses and withdrawing during the academic year; (4) more students have been assigned to advanced placement and honor courses; and (5) there has been an increase in the number of students allowed to undertake those independent study programs which best fit their abilities. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Notre Dame Univ., IN.
Note: Paper presented at Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association convention, Toronto, May 30-June 2, 1971