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ERIC Number: ED233771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Community College Student Services.
Creamer, Don G.
The evolution and current status of student personnel services in community colleges are examined in this paper. Following introductory remarks concerning the place of student services in the broad mission of community colleges, a historical perspective on student personnel services is provided, covering major influential reports and publications and the work of professional associations. The next section examines the comprehensive student services program, focusing on organization and administration, and specific functions, such as recruitment, pre-admission advising, admissions, registration, orientation, advising, counseling, health services, career planning, student activities, financial aid, placement, testing, follow-up, judicial affairs, and cooperative programs. Next, foundations for contemporary practice are reviewed, with special emphasis on cognitive development, person/environment interaction, humanistic theories, and various models for practice. The following sections detail the special concerns (e.g., the need for student assessment, program integration, qualitative evaluation, leadership, and research) and the special problems of student personnel services. Finally, the future directions of the field are projected. Charts and figures illustrating student development models and organizational patterns are included. (LL)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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