ERIC Number: ED222204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
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A Study to Evaluate the Evening Counseling Services at John C. Calhoun State Community College.
Ratcliffe, Carl J.
A study was conducted at John C. Calhoun State Community College to establish the effectiveness and continued need for full-time counseling services by examining the possible impact of counseling on enrollment, withdrawal, and graduation rates and on financial aid recipiency. The study involved: (1) a review of pertinent literature; (2) comparisons of data on changes in enrollment, student withdrawal rates, student graduations, and students receiving Basic Educational Opportunity Grants between spring 1978 and summer 1980 for on-campus evening programs and the Huntsville extension program; (3) analysis of the extension counselor's log of clients categorized by types of services provided; and (4) attitudinal surveys of extension students and faculty to determine their awareness of counseling services and their perceptions of the adequacy of these services. Analysis of the comparative data revealed that after winter 1979, when a full-time counselor was employed for the extension program, increases occurred in enrollment, withdrawal, and graduation rates and in financial aid recipiency. The data on the evening on-campus program, where a full-time counselor was employed throughout the study period, indicated a decrease in enrollment, withdrawal, and graduation rates. Survey instruments and a literature review are included in the study report. (Author/KL)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Counselors, Enrollment Influences, Evening Programs, Evening Students, Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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