ERIC Number: ED438887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Three-Year College Discovery Master Plan, Bronx Community College, 1998-2001, Parts I-III.
Smith, Shirley; Santa Rita, Emilio
Bronx Community College created a three-year College Discovery (CD) master plan for 1998-2001 to help restructure its counseling programs and support services and enable CD students to acquire an associate's degree level of education. The first area of restructuring is in the role of the director of College Discovery and Counseling. General counseling and the CD program have merged into one program within the Department of Student Development. The director will strengthen the liaisons of counselors with various academic departments, develop professional growth of counselors and a group modality of supervision, enlist counselors as consultants, and advocate an expanded definition of CD participants to include disadvantaged students. Restructuring also includes new staff positions: a supplemental learning instructor, a social worker, a financial aid administrative assistant, a computer technician, CD tutors, and CD peer counselors. New program practices of the master plan include the CD summer pre-freshman program; a CD retention center; an academic advisement, counseling, and registration center; an early alert retention system; block programming of courses and linkage with faculty for high-risk students; pairing of learning-to-learn courses and retention courses; the NewStart program; and a three-year group counseling curriculum. The master plan also includes a research and evaluation program. The second part of the master plan consists of a group counseling curriculum to foster personal growth, self-acceptance, and responsibility among students. The third part focuses on Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, which pinpoints different needs to be developed with each progressing school semester. (YKH)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Administration, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Institutional Mission, Organizational Objectives, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Restructuring, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.