Recommendations From the Student Success Task Force

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					  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
       Students today
• 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
       Students Tomorrow
• 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
  educational plan.
• 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.
      Useful RESOURCES

• 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