ERIC Number: ED365396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-24
Reference Count: N/A
California Community College Counselors Association Report on the Results of the 1992-93 Statewide Counseling and Advising Services Survey. Revised.
Lorimer, Susan; And Others
In April 1993, a study was undertaken by the California Community College Counselors Association to devise a formula to estimate the direct counseling/advising full-time equivalent (FTE) to student ratio at each college. Other purposes of the study were to provide data on the amount of counseling FTE spent teaching and coordinating student services programs; to determine the ratio of full-time to part-time counselors on each campus; and to collect data on the amount of instructional faculty advising and paraprofessional advising being done in the state. A survey instrument was mailed to the counseling managers at all California community colleges, and 63 responded. Study findings included the following: (1) the median direct counseling ratio was 1 FTE counselor to 1,717 students, and the highest ratio was six times greater than the lowest; (2) the median direct counseling/advising ratio was 1 counselor/advisor to 1,418 students; (3) the largest colleges had the highest ratios for both direct counseling FTE and direct counseling/advising FTE to student ratios; (4) the median percent of counseling FTE allocated to teaching was 6.4%, while 9.5% FTE was allocated to program coordination; and (5) the median percent of all counselors who were full-time was 84%. Data tables analyzing survey results by college are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Coll. Counselors Association, Sacramento.