Education Specialist (EdS)
Semester of Degree Completion
Robert V. Shuff
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study was two-fold. One purpose was to maintain a log of activities during a one month time period in order to give proper perspective to the variety of tasks performed by a residence hall counselor. The second purpose was to attempt to answer the question if the writer was actually contributing to the educational process.
NEED FOR THE STUDY
The structure of any organization should have constant study and evaluation. If some appropriate action is to result from this study, some specific knowledge of the role of a residence hall counselor must be known. It was hoped that this study would make such knowledge available.
METHOD OF THE STUDY
It appeared that what was needed was a daily log of activities in the role of the residence hall counselor in order to place activities done in an organized manner.
At the present time the residence hall counselors at Eastern Illinois University are involved with too many roles to be completely effective at any of them.
The majority of the residence hall counselor's time is spent in administrative type tasks. The role of the counselor in counseling is still a felt need and therefore this writer can honestly say that she is contributing to the educational process.
As an outgrowth of this paper, the writer would suggest the following areas as possibilities for further study:
- The role of the residence hall counselor as related to areas of the student services program.
- Residence hall environments.
- Residence halls as part of the educational process.
- Resource Sharing--An approach to residence hall programming.
- The residence hall counselor as a student group advisor.
- Curriculum for residence halls.
Enochs, Doris Dunkirk, "A Log of Activities with References to the Role of a Residence Hall Counselor at Eastern Illinois University for the Fall Semester 1974" (1977). Masters Theses. 3288.