ERIC Number: ED207389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Public Image of the University: Perceptions of High School Counselors. Institutional Research Report No. 81-19.
Bryson, Charles H.; And Others
A 1977 survey of high school counselors was replicated in 1981 at Georgia State University to determine how counselor opinions, experiences, and evaluation had changed. Responses from 277 high school counselors over the state indicated the following: all respondents in the metropolitan Atlanta area had recently received information about Georgia State University; of the metropolitan Atlanta group, 71 percent had been contacted personally by university personnel; most of the respondents wanted to receive, on a regular basis, the general catalog, as well as more university information about financial aid/scholarships, application/admissions procedures, and academic program descriptions; many respondents voiced their needs for on-campus workshops for high school counselors; Georgia State University was the college most frequently recommended by high school counselors in the metropolitan Atlanta area; The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Georgia Southern College were the colleges most frequently recommended by the high school counselors throughout the state; the counselors rated business and management programs as the most popular with undergraduate students; health professions, education, and psychology also received high ratings; academic excellence was rated higher than any other factor by counselors in the metropolitan Atlanta area; reputations of the library and the faculty were also rated highly; and poorest ratings were given to parking and athletic programs. Several study implications are related to transportation, facilities, and counselor relations programs. A sample questionnaire, comparative survey data, and respondent comments are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Office of Institutional Planning.