Counseling in the 21st Century
Stephanie Dumont, Area D Representative,
Golden West College
Miles Vega, Counseling, Porterville College
Janice Johnson, AO, Grossmont College
Michelle-Grimes Hillman, South
Representative, Mt. SAC
• During the 2010-2011 Academic Year
• Demographics: White 30%, Hispanic 34%, Asian, 11%,
African American, 8%
• Females 53%, Males 45%
• Over 79,000 EOPS students
• Total financial aid (BOG) delivered: $384,671,088
• 169,446 credit students received Student Education Plan
(SEP) Counseling during the Spring 2011 term
• 235,527 credit students received Counseling/Advisement
Services during the Spring 20110 term.
Source: CCCO Data Mart
• The system will be asked for the first time to serve more than 2 million students
each fall term, beginning in fall 2016
• There will be dramatic increases in the number of Latino students, first-
generation college students and students from low-income families that are
graduating from high school and seeking to enroll in college
• Budget cuts are likely to increase the number of students under prepared for
college level work
Source: California Postsecondary Education Commission, Ready or Not:
Here They Come, draft September 2009
Ensuring Access with Quality to California's Community Colleges, by the
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education in May 2004
• What adjustments in counseling have been made to
accommodate today’s and tomorrow’s student?
• Do you see counseling different today?
• Paraprofessionals and Instructional advisors?
• Counselor’s Use of Technology?
• Students’ Use of Technology?
Now Consider the Student Success
Task Force Recommendations……
2. Strengthen Support for Entering
• 2.1 Develop and implement common centralized diagnostic
• 2.2. Require students to participate in diagnostic
assessment, orientation and the development of an
• 2.3 Develop and use technology applications to better guide
students in educational process.
• 2.4 Require students showing a lack of college readiness to
participate in support resources.
• 2.5 Require students to declare a program of study early in
their academic careers.
3. Incentivize Successful Student
• 3.1. Adopt system wide enrollment priorities reflecting core
mission of community colleges.
• 3.2. Require students receiving Board of Governors fee
waivers to meet various conditions and requirements.
• 3.3. Provide students opportunity to consider attending full
• 3.4. Require students to begin addressing Basic Skills
deficiencies in their first year.
8. Align Resources with Student Success
• 8.1. Consolidate select categorical programs.
• Role of Counseling Faculty, ASCCC, 1995
• Consultation Task Force on Counseling, ASCCC, 2003
• Standards of Practice for California Community
College Counseling Faculty and Programs, ASCCC,
• Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in
California Community Colleges, RP Group, Revised
2007, pages 106-138
• California Community Colleges Matriculation
Program Handbook, CCCCO, 2011