ERIC Number: ED214581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-13
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Accountability Model of Grossmont College: A Working Paper.
Anderson, Del M.
In response to increased scrutiny of public education and the need for counselors to quantify and legitimate their work, Grossmont College (GC) has developed an accountability model for counselors. The model prescribes the identification of the statutory requirements, institutional needs and characteristics that establish the parameters for counseling programs. It also requires its users to establish institutional goals; to help set student goals based on formal needs assessment and common developmental tasks; to develop program responses; and to establish qualitative and quantitative accountability measures for each item listed as a program parameter. In addition to describing GC's accountability model and the definitions, resources, and purposes upon which it is based, this report states the general purposes of counseling and identifies the following counselor functions: academic advising; career and personal counseling; liaison with academic divisions, other student service programs, and the community; articulation with secondary and postsecondary institutions; peer and foreign student advising; institutional maintenance; staff development; testing; and responsibilities for interns and special programs. The report also discusses some common misconceptions about the counselor's role and provides GC's counselor work schedule. The bulk of the document is composed of sample documents and explanatory notes related to the counseling functions considered in the report. (HB)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Planning, Community Colleges, Counseling, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Theories, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Role, Counselors, Educational Counseling, Models, Program Development, Staff Development, Student Development, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grossmont Coll., El Cajon, CA.
Note: Presented at the California Personnel and Guidance Association Convention (San Diego, CA, February 13, 1981).