ERIC Number: ED283067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Diversity of Student Needs in Higher Education.
Farber, Stuart L.
Future student services in higher education which will include activities, counseling, and advising require a clear perception of contemporary students and those services that will assist in meeting their needs. The task is to further examine the diversity of students' needs and determine implications for programs and services. Student need areas include academic interests, co-curricular activities, mental and physical health, economic support, and family/social commitment. Counselors need to be aware of the increasing importance of student employment and students' increasing interest in being financially secure. Counselors should be aware of the student/institution and student/major "fit." Counselors should accommodate the needs of married students. Student participation in clubs and organizations is a reflection of discernible linkage needs of students. Important issues for college counselors include awareness of the multitude of student needs; the diversity among students; students' social commitments and family pressures; the need for activities and employment; and the influences of the campus environment. The counselor's purpose is to listen to, encourage, and assist students. A clear perception of the diversity of students and their changing needs is required. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association for Counseling and Development (Los Angeles, CA, February 12-15, 1987).