Update Senate Paper Role of Counseling Faculty in California Community Colleges

Fall
2011
Resolution Number: 
08.01
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Category: 
Counseling
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community College’s 1994 paper The Role of Counseling Faculty in California Community Colleges describes a range of activities performed by counseling faculty which are still appropriate for counseling in the 21st century but do not include how the role of counseling has evolved with the introduction of technology;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted the 2003 Consultation Council Task Force on Counseling Report, as well as the new minimum qualifications for the counseling discipline, neither of which are reflected in the existing paper;

Whereas, In Spring 2008 the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed resolution 8.01 (Support for Online Counseling Services) which in part called upon the Academic Senate to “develop written documents describing effective practices for the provision of online student services in the California community colleges”; and

Whereas, Colleges continue to hire paraprofessionals without regard to the guidelines outlined in the 1994 paper or subsequent resolutions approved by the Academic Senate calling for colleges to adhere to the principles set forth in both the 2009 Role of Counseling Faculty in California Community Colleges and the Standards of Practice for California Community College Counseling Faculty and Programs adopted papers;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges update the paper The Role of Counseling Faculty in California Community Colleges to include current minimum qualifications and information from the Consultation Council Task Force on Counseling Report, effective practices for the provision of online academic advising, and other student service practices under the scope of responsibility of counseling faculty.

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Status Report: 

Paper was completed and adopted at the Spring 2012 Plenary.