Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Counseling & Guidance


Counseling and Guidance

The College provides students the services of trained guidance counselors whose primary function is to provide students with academic and personal counseling. Counselors are available in the Student Services area in the Student Center and in the Testing Center in the Technical & Industrial Building. An appointment is not necessary, but one would be helpful to avoid possible waiting to see a counselor.

Student Advising System

Students are generally assigned to advisors on the basis of their academic major. Students that indicate a need for developmental courses in preparation for taking college-level courses will be assigned an advisor in the Student Services area, the Title III program, or a faculty member from the Academic Skills department. First-time students with a high degree of uncertainty about their career goals and their choice of major will be directed to a counselor in the Student Services department. Once the undecided student has become more definite about their career plans and/or major field of study and are no longer required to be in developmental courses, they will be re-assigned to an appropriate faculty advisor in their major.

Student Appeals Committee

The College maintains a Student Appeals Committee appointed by the Chancellor. Typical concerns referred to this committee relate to student dismissals, student activities, and academic problems.

Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy

Act 943, passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 2015 directs college and universities to develop and implement action plans to help students prevent an unplanned pregnancy or delay plans for additional pregnancies.

Arkansas is #1 in birth rates for 18-19-year-olds and unplanned births result in 1 in 10 college dropouts*. The topic of preventing unplanned pregnancy is relevant for both college men and women, for those who are already parents, as well as those who are not parents.

Resources:

The Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy
http://youractionplanar.com/

Arkansas Department of Health
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/familyHealth/WomensHealth/Pages/default.aspx

Arkansas Pregnancy Crisis Centers
http://www.artl.org/our-issues/crisis_pregnancy_centers

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
http://thenationalcampaign.org/

Bedsider
https://bedsider.org/

*Data obtained from The Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy