ERIC Number: ED247977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Possible Reasons for the Successes and Difficulties Involved in the Development and Attempted Implementation of a Counseling Evaluation Plan for Nine Colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District.
Kester, Donald L.; and Others
This evaluative report describes the development of an evaluation plan for counseling services in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and analyzes implementation efforts. Part I provides an overview of plan development and summarizes the plan's strengths and weaknesses. Part II discusses the role of district leadership in developing the evaluation plan, focusing on the involvement of the LACCD chancellor and board, middle management personnel, the Measures of Effectiveness committee, and counseling chairs. After part III analyzes levels of counselor cooperation, part IV examines the major characteristics of the plan, reviewing its similarities to four kinds of studies (objectives-based, accountability, management information system, and experimental research); and indicating that it is a questions-oriented evaluation plan. In part V, the evaluation plan is presented. Specific objectives are delineated for major goal categories (i.e., recruitment, entering students, continuing students, exiting students, and other). For each objective, tasks to be performed and methods of measuring task accomplishment are specified, and space is provided for evaluating implementation success. Part VI examines reasons for the partial failure of the implementation of the plan as foreseen, focusing on organizational differences and resistance to change. Finally, part VII reviews the actual carryover of the plan. Extensive appendices include relevant forms, campus evaluation reports, a list of counseling functions, and a 9-page bibliography. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.; Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.