5350 Guidance and Counseling

Policy Type: 

The Board of Trustees requires that a planned program of guidance and counseling be an integral part of the educational program of the College. Such a program should:

  1. assist students in achieving their optimum growth;

  2. enable students to draw the greatest benefit from the offerings of the instructional program of the College;

  3. assist students in career awareness and planning and in the selection of appropriate post-secondary educational opportunities;

  4. help integrate all the student's experience so that she/he can better relate school activity to life outside the College; and

  5. help students learn to make their own decisions and solve problems independently.

The President is directed to implement the counseling and guidance program which carries out these purposes and:

  1. involves appropriate staff members at every level;

  2. honors the individuality of each student;

  3. is integrated with the total educational program;

  4. is coordinated with available resources of the community;

  5. provides means for such sharing of information among such appropriate staff members as may be in the best interests of the student; and

  6. establishes a referral system which utilizes all the aid the schools and community offer, guards the privacy of the student, and monitors the effectiveness of such referrals.

M.C.L. 380.l233A

Adopted Date: 
Monday, February 20, 1995
Board Approved