Case study: roles and responsibilities of counseling faculty at three California community colleges

This study examined the roles and responsibilities of California Community College counselors. Three case studies were conducted at 3 community colleges within the central California region. Participants included 3 general counseling faculty members at each community college. Interviews and focus groups were the primary sources of data. Other sources included archival data, journal articles, and institutional documents pertinent to the study. The purpose of this study was to illustrate to the campus community the broad range of services that community college counseling faculty provide to students on a daily basis. The study used an existing model developed by Preston Pulliams (1990) as well as a framework developed by the researcher.