ERIC Number: ED319462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination of Effort among Student Services Programs. A Report.
Cordero, William J.
Since 1969, the California community colleges have established a number of programs to provide additional assistance to a diverse community college student population, including the Board Financial Assistance Program, Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, Disabled Students Programs and Services, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, and Immigration Reform and Control Act amnesty education, California's matriculation process, the Puente Project, and the state's Transfer Centers. Each of these programs was established at a separate point in time with explicit standards for eligibility and services. Concerns have arisen regarding the need to minimize the duplication of effort in the delivery of student services, promote efficient and effective use of resources, and plan for the coordination of efforts among the many special programs. Several factors affect the coordination of student services, including: (1) initial screening of all credit students through the matriculation process with referral to supplemental services on an as-needed basis; (2) the supplemental nature of student services programs, by which programs individualize and specialize their services to meet specific student population needs, thus resulting in different programs which offer essentially different services under the same service name; (3) program eligibility requirements for specially targeted populations of students; and (4) differing degrees of program implementation at the state and local levels. For each program, information is provided on history, purpose, target population, eligibility criteria, services, number of students served, and funding. (WJT)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Programs, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Services, High Risk Students, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Special Needs Students, Statewide Planning, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers - Location: California