Association for University
and College Counseling Center Directors|
1. Changes to membership of the
- AUCCCD has 780 institution members (27
Emeriti members)— compared to 677 institutions in 2009
- 31% of directors have less than 3 years
experience as a director (27% last year); 18% had more than 13 years of
experience as director (27% last year). There is a bimodally-distributed
population of directors.
- 42% of centers are from member
institutions with enrollments under 5,000 (40% in 2008); 31% from
enrollments of 5,000-15,000 (29%, 2008) , 26% from enrollments greater
than 15,000 (29%, 2008) - the relative proportion of smaller
institutional members to the whole is increasing.
- 75% reported some form of training
program (no changes since 2008).
- 12% fully integrated with a health
service (compared to 16% in 2008).
- Avg. FTE ratio of staff to students is 1
to 1,738 (compared to the 2008 ratio of 1 to 1,941).
2. AUCCCD’s Response to changing
- Plans are being made to strategically
involve emeriti in the organization for example having a proposed
“circle of elders” presentation at the annual conference;
- Create consulting resources for new
members, provide opportunities for emeriti members to connect at
- An Elements of Excellence group will
look to address administrative support for both new and senior
- The Director Development area of the
organization has created opportunities for new directors to have a
senior director as a mentor, for contact and consultation throughout the
3. Annual Survey
Victor Barr, University of Tennessee & Robert Rando, Wright State University
were assisted by two colleagues Brian Krylowicz, Truman State University and
Evelyn Winfield, Western Michigan University in this year’s data analysis.
- The 2009 survey results including a
public summary are available on the AUCCCD website.
- Beginning with the 2008 survey,
participants can filter data directly so that comparisons can be made
with groups of other institutions.
4. Annual Conference
- The 2009 Conference was held in
- 346 institutions were represented,
compared with 355 in 2008 at Fort Worth, TX
- Portland, Oregon will be the site for
the 2010 conference.
Submitted by: Linda Locher, Bucknell