ERIC Number: ED058876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Opening the Way: A Dialogue on the New Student. A Workshop on Student Personnel in the Urban Centers.
State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Student personnel coordinators and counselors from the six urban centers of the State University of New York participated in a workshop to evaluate their present programs and procedures that had been instituted in accordance with a list of guidelines drafted in 1966. The two guidelines selected for consideration proposed that: (1) the counseling-testing-referral-placement function be regarded as equal in importance to the instructional function; and (2) a basic-skills program for vocational and potential college students be provided. In regard to the first guideline, the range of services offered including test-taking preparation, group role-playing sessions to practice job interviewing, help with resume writing, dealing with personal and health problems, and providing vocational guidance were compared and evaluated. It was recommended that there should be further integration of the counseling and instructional programs, pre-testing to aid applicants, group sessions to assist students negotiate the system and expansion of the use of job developers to increase the opportunities for placement. The implementation of basic-skills programs varied widely but there was agreement as to the usefulness of these programs. The workshop concluded with a discussion of various internal problems and needs of the urban center staffs. (NF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Note: Report of a workshop held at the Institute on Man and Science, Rensselaerville, New York, June 23-26, 1971