ERIC Number: ED082722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Nationwide Study: State-Level Coordination of Student Personnel Services in Community Junior Colleges.
Schmidt, George A., Jr.
During the Spring of 1972, a survey was conducted of state agencies for community/junior colleges in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The purposes of the survey were to: (1) determine if the agency had designated staff with exclusive or primary responsibility for providing administrative services to local student affairs staffs; (2) detefmine academic and professional background of state-level student personnel services staff; (3) determine the nature of the state agency staff's organization; and (4) develop a useable directory of personnel at the various agencies to facilitate interstate communication and cooperation. A questionnaire, designed for the survey, contained questions in three major areas: Staffing, Administrative Organization, and Relationships with other Agencies. The questionnaire was distributed to the chief state officer for community colleges. Five states did not respond. Results of an analysis of the questionnaire data showed that: (1) 21% of the state agencies had one or more staff members who routinely were engaged a percentage of his time in student affairs; 10 of the 24 professional held the doctorate, 3 held advanced master's degrees, 10 had a master's degree, and 1 had a bachelor's degree; (2) 22 agencies had made provision for regular meetings of the chief student affairs officers of the colleges , and 11 states have established formalized councils; meetings are held to exchange information, make recommendations, and provide for in-service training; and (3) the student affairs staff member seems to relate most frequently to the Vocational/Technical Education Division, Pupil Personnel or Guidance Division, and State Financial Aid Agency. (DB)
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State and Regional Higher Education Center, Florida.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico; United States