ERIC Number: ED127518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
University Counseling Center Computerized Career Guidance Program.
Cochran, Donald J.; And Others
The five articles discuss the implementation of a computerized career guidance program in a four-year institution. This program, The System of Interactive Guidance Information (SIGI), is the focus of a co-operative filed study between Educational Testing Service and the Illinois State University Student Counseling Center (ISU SCC). The first article deals with the implementation of the SIGI system at the ISU SCC and the use of SIGI in academic courses and individual and group counseling. The second article descusses the ISU SCC's approach to counseling as it relates to the use of SIGI. The Center's belief in personal growth as an interactive process permits the use of SIGI as a self-help tool at varying levels for the students. The third article presents the development of SIGI's Prediction program as an attempt to help students evaluate their chances for success in academic majors at ISU. The fourth article explains the preparation of planning displays in SIGI, designed to coordinate information about majors and programs at ISU with occupations listed in SIGI. Academic advisors, counselors, and departmental chairpersons are given instructional manuals to assist students in the use of SIGI. The fifth article presents research on the effectiveness of SIGI, indicating that SIGI is effective over a time period of ten days to two weeks, and that students find SIGI to be helpful and interesting. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976); not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.