Whereas, A significant focus of the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) draft recommendations (as of September 30, 2011) is the need for increased advising capacity to meet the needs of California community college students;
Whereas, Even with robust growth in the ranks of counseling faculty, California community colleges would not have adequate counseling faculty to meet the needs of California community college students; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate is on record opposing the assignment of counseling duties to “paraprofessionals”;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges investigate existing programs in California community colleges in which counseling faculty train faculty hired in other discipline areas as faculty advisors and report by the Fall 2012 Plenary Session on the potential of such programs to help meet the needs of California community college students.
A survey was sent to the field and the conclusion was this is not a widespread practice. A presentation on the topic was given at the Fall 2015 plenary; the body adopted the paper The Role of Counseling Faculty and Delivery of Counseling Services in The California Community Colleges in Spring 2012.
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