ERIC Number: ED324618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding the Use of Students in Career Services: Current Programs and Resources. ACPA Media Publication No. 45.
McKenzie, Ione L.; Manoogian-O'Dell, Margaret
This manual was designed to reflect current and recommended practices for the utilization of undergraduate paraprofessionals in career services. A brief summary of the literature related to the use of paraprofessionals in career centers in addition to a rationale in support of expanded roles for student staff is provided in Section 1. The rationale provided is based on the literature and data collected from 163 paraprofessional program coordinators. An analysis of the data recently collected, as well as recommended guidelines for establishing a student paraprofessional program are summarized in Section 2. Implications of the survey findings for paraprofessional program coordination are discussed. Selection, training, and evaluation materials from varying programs are included in Sections 3 and 4. Section 3 contains an overview of the criteria utilized in identifying outstanding paraprofessional programs and profile descriptions of 24 outstanding paraprofessional program models. Section 4, Resource Materials, contains an extensive collection of resources including selection, training, and evaluation materials gathered from programs nationwide. A survey on the use of paraprofessionals and related letters, a list of the 862 survey respondents, sources of additional information on 163 existing programs, proposed standards on the use of student paraprofessional in student affairs, a bibliography of resources related to the use of student staff in career services, and a bibliography of training resources are appended. (NB)
American College Personnel Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72600, $18.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.