ERIC Number: ED336657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Career Planning & Placement Survey: An Operational Profile, 1987.
Nagle, Rhea A.; Rehrig, Norita H.
A survey of college and university career planning and placement directors was conducted in 1987 with a response rate of 67% (N=880). Findings were compared to data from earlier surveys conducted in 1981 and in 1975. Eight-five percent of the offices responding indicated that they had a centralized structure; 58.1% had the word "career" in their office title. Turning to facilities, 50.2% of the respondents reported that their office was very accessible in relation to student traffic; 42.6% rated it accessible. Many had experienced gains in the space their offices were assigned. Compared to 1981, approximately 39% of respondents reported adding to their staffs, while approximately 10% reported cutbacks. Of the career planning and placement directors, almost 86% indicated at least a master's degree and 15% had a doctorate. Most respondents (59.4%) indicated a budget increase since the 1981 survey, 28.8% reported their budgets remained the same, and 11.8% indicated a decrease. Looking at services provided by the centers, the greatest increase between 1981 and 1987 was in offering resume referral and the greatest decrease was in dropout prevention and counseling. Ninety percent of the respondents used computer technology in their career planning and placement operations, and slightly more than 80% had personal computers in their offices. (Trends from 1975, 1981, and 1987 data are noted throughout the document in the text and in 30 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.