College of Arts & Sciences
I. GUIDANCE CURRICULUM
Provides guidance and counseling content in a systematic way to all students
Purpose: Student awareness, skill development, and application of skills needed in everyday life
A. Personality Enrichment Program
This course (PEP 1 and PEP 2) is a one-unit subject facilitated by counselors for freshmen and transferees to be taken for two semesters. This is to guide the freshmen in college adjustment and throughout their academic journey. This program will also help them imbibe the Benedictine values guided by the teachings of St. Benedict and the examples of St. Bede. Further, it will assist them in achieving their academic goals through structured learning and activity-oriented classroom techniques.
Lastly, students are guided about their future plans by providing essential information related to goal setting, career pathing, and planning to achieve success in their areas of specialization.
Note: For Academic Year 2020-2021, a special program was implemented for PEP 1 and PEP 2 that would help students cope better with the challenges brought about by the pandemic.
II. INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PLANNING
Assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their academic, career, and personal/social and development
Purpose: Development and use of Personal Plans of Study
A. Individual Inventory
The counselor gathers, keeps, and updates information, which can be used as a basis on which students are helped. Each student is provided with a cumulative folder where all relevant information is kept. The data are used as a reference in providing assistance to students with manifest needs. Information is gathered through the following:
1. Student Personal Information Sheet (SPIS)
2. Routine Interview Forms
3. Exit Interview Forms
4. Referral Forms
The information service is a way of disseminating the different guidance services through seminar-workshops, symposia, bulletin boards, newsletter (CCDS LINK), social media, and other descriptive materials regarding the program’s thrust and relevant topics to students’ needs and concerns.
1. Orientation Programs
2. Guidance Month
3. Career Week
a. Career Development Program (J.O.B.S)
4.Seminars and Learning Sessions
5.Psychological Test Profiles
6.Professional Learning Session for Faculty
7.Counseling and Career Development Services Information (CCDS LINK)
The students are given Psychological tests that would help counselors gain insights into the specific and immediate problems and needs of the students.
1.Psychological Test Profiles
D. Placement and Follow-up
This service assists the students in selecting and utilizing opportunities within the school and in the outside labor market. Counselors help students in making appropriate choices of courses of study and in making transitions from one year level to another, one program to another, and from school to employment. This involves student assessment, informational services, and counseling assistance.
1. Job Fair
E. Exit Interview
This involves gathering information from graduating students or students who will be leaving or transferring to other schools as regards school policies, programs, service, and other school-related concerns essential for improvement. Feedbacks gathered will then serve as the basis for areas of development and improvement
III. RESPONSIVE SERVICE
Addresses the immediate needs and concerns of students
Purpose: Prevention, intervention
This service provides assistance to students (individually or in group) by giving them counseling with regard to personal, academic, career, and other special concerns. Feedback to stakeholders is given in addressing the needs of the client. There are close monitoring and collaboration between the counselor, client, and stakeholders to help them effectively.
B. Routine Interview
The Routine Interview helps assess the status of students in terms of adjustment to college life and to ascertain needs and difficulties. Information gathered from the routine also serves as groundwork for other special programs. Moreover, it may also serve as a springboard for counseling.
Counselors assist students who are referred by faculty, administrators and parents. Referral is the assistance rendered to students in obtaining services from other people or specialists that might help them more effectively. Close monitoring and collaboration between the counselor, client, and stakeholders are needed to secure the efficiency of the service.
D. Consultation and Collaboration
The counselor may consult with a teacher, the administrators, and the parents in order to exchange views as to the best way to work cooperatively toward helping the student. Articulation of concerns and ideas are discussed and considered, thereby maximizing assistance for each student. This is accomplished through:
1. Parent Conference
2. Teacher Conference
3. Conference with Administrators
4. Case Conference
IV. SYSTEM SUPPORT
Includes program, staff, and school support activities and services
Purpose: Program delivery and support
A. Professional Development
Professional development of the counselors and staff is annually done through participation in conventions, seminars, workshops, and training in accredited guidance and counseling organizations. Moreover, the office also conducts forums, school benchmarking, and other activities related to counseling and career development.
1. Professional Learning Session for Counselors
This session provides the counselors with the current trends and issues in the counseling profession.
B. Research and Evaluation
Guidance services and activities are evaluated through the Activity Evaluation Form. The counselor prepares an evaluation report based on the findings.
Studies and action researches are conducted to identify effective approaches and interventions. The data serve as a basis for program development.
C. Community Outreach
Counselors participate in different outreach activities related to the field, such as giving counseling sessions to the victims of calamities, stress debriefing, and psychological first aid.
V. OTHERS / ANCILLARY SERVICE
A Committee Participation
3. Community Outreach
4. Guidance Manual
B. Club Moderatorship
1. Peer Facilitators’ Guild (PFG)
VI. SPECIAL PROGRAMS
A. Guidance Assistance to BEdans’ Academic Yearning (G.A.B.A.Y) for Excellence Program
This is a support program designed for students with academic difficulties. Students are provided with academic counseling and essential information that would improve their academic performance. This will assist them in developing a plan to gain good academic standing.
B. Kapwa Gabay (Outreach Program)
The Kapwa Gabay is an outreach program of the Counseling and Career Development Services Office. The goal of the outreach program is to deliver guidance and counseling services and activities to the adopted community of CCDS. Activities for the adopted community include interviews, counseling, psychological testing, group facilitation, and program development. Moreover, it is also focused on guiding other stakeholders in the Bedan community by gaining access to various services.