Presentation on theme: "TO MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LEE COLLEGE, BAYTOWN, TEXAS It Takes A Counselor in the Village."— Presentation transcript:
TO MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION LEE COLLEGE, BAYTOWN, TEXAS It Takes A Counselor in the Village
The Path to a Division Counselor Rationale: Students Stress Counseling Office unable to provide continuous support Emotional breakdowns needing immediate attention
The Path to a Division Counselor Instructors Stress Campus unable to provide continuous support Emotional breakdowns needing immediate attention
The Process Obtaining administrative support Choosing the right counselor Convincing that counselor to move Finding office space within your building Creating a job security document
Lessons Learned Work out the budget issues Create a specific job description Create a priority list of responsibilities
B for Balance Counseling Center versus Dev Ed Counselor Peak Time versus Down Time Student needs versus Faculty needs
A for Availability Open door/no sign-in Walk-ins /no appointment required Inviting environment Office hours (students hours) 7am - 7pm M – Th
S for Services For Students: Personal issues Academic issues/questions Academic advising Transfer issues Financial Aid questions Career Counseling
S for Services For Instructors: Personal issues Professional issues Class room issues Student concerns Class room enrollments Early alert referrals/follow-ups
I for Ingenious Originality Resourcefulness Natural capacity Cleverness in conception KUDOS to Developmental Education Chair & Division!
C for Connection Build rapport with students and faculty: Visit Dev Ed classes Visit with Faculty Make yourself approachable Be seen in your building and on campus Attend Division meetings Return all s and phone calls daily Maintain connection with Counseling Office
S for Statistics Record daily counts of student/faculty contacts Average Day 19 – 24 students Peak Times 36 – 52 students daily Maintain Daily/ Weekly/Monthly #s (Spreadsheet) Monthly averages: January (3 weeks) 472 February 508 March (2 weeks) 169 April 382 May (2 weeks) 266 June (2 weeks) 215 Create and distribute Surveys for Students & Faculty
S for Statistics Assist Division Chair/ Faculty with reports Conduct reports for class registrations/enrollments Provide registration sessions for Division
Oh yeah … Did I say? EAT LUNCH When You Can !!!!!!!!!!!
Favorite reasons for having a Dev Ed counselor: In-house location is very convenient for students and instructors. Students build a relationship of trust with the counselor. Since the counselor sees a smaller, specific population of students, there are higher odds that she may have personal insight about your students.
Welcome Worksheet Name: _______________Due date: ________________ Your college goals: __________________________ Last math class that you attended? When? _____________________________________________________ ___ Why is it useful to have contact information for other students in the class? ________________________________________ A classmates name: ____________________ When do they hope to graduate? Where? Degree?________________________________________________ __________ Ask them for 2 pieces of information about themselves (such as favorite movie, music, restaurant, hobbies, number of children, job, anything that makes them unique, etc.) _____________________________________________________ _____________ _____________________________________________________ _____________ Visit the Math Lab (BH113) and complete the following information: What time does the Math Lab open and close on Saturdays? _______________ Initials of a Lab Assistant (tutor): _________________________________ Visit Mrs. Wallaces office (BH119). Name an animal that is in the picture on her door: _________________ Visit Dana Woods office (BH231, upstairs, by copier) in Bonner Hall. She is the counselor for the Developmental Education Division. What item did she give you? __________________________
Favorite reasons for having a Dev Ed counselor: Counselor is seen in the building on a regular basis, thus reminding everyone that she is only a few steps away. Having a counselor in close proximity makes it easier to deal with in-class breakdowns. The open door policy makes students and instructors feel more welcome.
Contact Information Lee College, Baytown, Texas Joycelyn Jacobs, Dev Ed Division Chair Office phone: address: Dana Woods, Dev Ed Counselor Office phone: address: Sharon Lockett, Dev English Instructor Office phone: address: Ingrid Wallace, Dev Math Instructor Office phone: address: