ERIC Number: ED110898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Student Participation in Student Health and Counseling Center Policy from "New Dimensions in Student Health and Counseling Services: Ecological Feedback." Synopsis of Remarks.
Hirsch, Steven R.
A college senior at the University of Southern California describes the innovation of a Student Health Advisory Committee at USC in accordance with the belief that, since the campus Health Center is student supported, students are entitled to have a direct input into the policies, organization and services offered. This committee is composed of an executive committee which includes the officers of the Advisory Committee, a fixed number of staff members and student members. Students are in the voting majority. Several of the changes instituted by this committee include: (1) installation of individual cubicles where a student may privately discuss a health problem; (2) initiation of a self-help cold clinic; (3) establishment of a pharmacy within the Student Health Center; (4) provision for free legal advice regarding health-related matters; and (5) implementation of various research projects. The Committee has also devised a system by which students and staff may participate in staff selection. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (57th, San Francisco, California, March 30-April 2, 1975)