Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Faced with increasing enrollments and tight fiscal policies, many directors of college student services departments have found it necessary to revise and enlarge their programs. For many, this revision includes employing upper class undergraduate students and graduate students to work as paraprofessionals. Employed as an aide to professional staff members, paraprofessionals have been used to complete basic clerical duties such as typing, copying and filing, do research, or process routine departmental paperwork. Others have been employed as "peer counselors", interacting with the student population in residence halls and counseling centers. Some student workers have administered "mini programs" within a department. Examples include administering intramural programs or special student activities events. Paraprofessionals most generally serve in an outreach capacity by informing the student population of policies and procedures specific to the department in which they are employed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Jack F. Kimball
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©1988 Brian K. Fegley
Fegley, Brian K., "Paraprofessional programs in higher education: Advantages and disadvantages" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 2322.