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ERIC Number: ED106736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Development of the Undergraduate Paraprofessional: Selection, Training and Supervision.
Clack, R. James; And Others
In 1972, the Student Counseling Center at Illinois State University initiated a paraprofessional program to assist students of the university in meeting their needs. This paper discusses the role, selection process, training, and supervision of the 72 undergraduate students currently employed in the program. The general role of these paraprofessionals includes peer counseling, information, and referral duties. Additionally, each student is assigned to work in a program area in either the Student Counseling Center or the Academic Advisement Center. In-service training for the paraprofessionals begins with a three-day workshop in the Spring semester and another in the Fall prior to the beginning of the second year. During the academic year, this training is conducted through a university class, "Student Advisor Laboratory", for which each participant receives three credit hours. The author discusses several critical elements which must be developed and maintained in such a paraprofessional program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Presented at the American College Personnel Association (50th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 5-8, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document