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ERIC Number: ED161488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-17
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development for Student Personnel Services in the Los Angeles Community College District.
Ancheta, Bernard
Under a mandate by the board of trustees, ad hoc committees at each of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District plus a district-wide committee were established to find methods to maximize the utilization of existing resources for counseling and guidance services. The colleges' recommendations highlighted the following concerns: in-service training to deal with new community college clientele; improving information to students on available services; expanding use of paraprofessionals; and the need for follow-up on dropouts. A district planning team composed of counselors and administrators outlined the needs and objectives for implementing a program to serve the 150 counselors in the colleges. A three-phase staff development program, lasting from spring 1977 to December 1977 and using $39,500 of a $600,000 allocation by the trustees, was composed of the following: (1) four three-hour workshops held at each campus which focused on participant-selected topics; (2) a district-wide conference entitled "Self-Renewal for Counselors"; and (3) a ten-workshop program based on a"Mini-U" format. To be successful, any staff development program needs the support of the trustees, administration, and the participants. A literature review underscores the increased necessity for staff development caused by enrollment patterns and the reduction of new staff. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the California Community College Counselors Association Conference (San Mateo, California, November 17, 1978)