ERIC Number: ED154892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Report on Counseling Functions. Research Report #5.
This report is a preliminary study of the counseling aspect of the House Plan at Cypress College in California. For the study, all House counselors kept records of how many students they saw for a nine-day period in May 1976 and indicated why they felt students came to see them. In addition, three groups of students (graduation attendees, those eligible for graduation in June, and those who graduated June 1975) were surveyed as to assistance attained from counselors while at the college, whether counselors helped with post-graduation plans, students' House assignments, the advantages of the House Plan, participation in and suggestions for future House activities, and if the college should maintain the Plan. Counselors reported 558 students visited them during the study period. Of these, 426 came for academic, 109 for occupational/career, and 23 for personal reasons. Of graduation attendees (135), those eligible for graduation (256), and June 1975 graduates (280), 98, 191, and 195 respectively felt that counselors had helped them while at the college. A comparison of the kinds of help students wanted and the kinds they received revealed a discrepancy. Approximately 80% of graduation eligible and 54% of graduated students felt having a counselor in their Houses was valuable. (TR)
Descriptors: College Environment, Community Colleges, Commuter Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselor Role, Counselors, Graduate Surveys, Guidance, Guidance Objectives, House Plan, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cypress Coll., CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 026 985, 134 255, and JC 780 304-306, 308- 309. Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document