Guidance and Counseling Section: Guidance Standard
The community college provides guidance services, such as admission to career and technical education courses/programs and career guidance information, that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.
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What legislation authorizes this standard?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (multiple ref.)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (multiple ref.)
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs (multiple ref.)
View more information and answer questions about each area by clicking on the title below.
- Does the community college ensure that students with disabilities are not counseled toward more restrictive career objectives than non-disabled students with similar abilities and interests?
- Do the guidance plan, policy, and procedures ensure non-discrimination?
- Does the assessment plan ensure non-discrimination?
- Does the community college ensure that counselors do not measure or predict a student’s prospects for success in any career or program, based upon the student’s race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age?
- Does the community college ensure that counseling materials and activities do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age?
- Are materials free of discrimination and stereotyping in language, content, and illustration?
- Does the community college ensure that counselors can effectively communicate with limited English-speaking students?
- Does the community college ensure that counselors can effectively communicate with students who have hearing impairments?
- Are counseling activities and materials modified to address disproportionate enrollments among underrepresented groups?
- Are CTE enrollments by sex, race, national origin, and disability proportionate to enrollments of these groups in the general student population?
- If enrollments in career and technical education courses or programs are not proportional, can the community college furnish a legitimate, non-discriminatory rationale?