In many 2-year graduate programs in college student personnel, students tend to devote their 1st year to required courses while the 2nd year is spent in electives, cognates, and practica. For 2nd-year students, this pattern often results in a severe reduction of valuable contact with peers) faculty) and professional staff. To combat equally high percentage supported the program’s continuation. The one service area rated less favorably than we had hoped was the series of mini-study-skills seminars, with only 50% of the students viewing this as helpful to their academic progress. This could possibly be the result of the seminars’ concentration on generic skills, and the students’ inability to relate them directly to their own study situations.
Wilson, Maureen E., "Student personnel preparation programs: The capstone seminar" (1990). Higher Education and Student Affairs Faculty Publications. 27.
Journal of College Student Development