Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has adopted "The Role of Counseling Faculty in California Community Colleges," and
Whereas, although the "Role Paper" describes the range of activities of counseling faculty, it does not set out specific standards for how those roles would be performed, and
Whereas specific standards for counseling services have appeared piecemeal as Education Code sections, accreditation guidelines, and ethics statements, but nowhere have these standards been collected, reviewed, and presented systematically to the community college counseling field,
Resolved that the Academic Senate adopt the paper "Standards of Practice for California Community Colleges Counseling Programs" with the following amendment:
Amend the first sentence of section "A. Core Functions" (page 2,lines 4 & 5 Draft 9), so that it reads, "To accomplish their mission in providing essential support to community college students, counseling programs perform a set of core functions through individual and group interactions including instruction."
and affirm the standards of the counseling faculty, as presented in the paper, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that they, in concert with their counseling faculty, use the paper as a vehicle to address policy development and implementation of recommendations to support counseling programs that enhance "student preparation and success" (Title 5 Sec. 53200,Subsection (b.5)).
Completed with the adoption of the revised Counseling Standards paper.