One of the three pillars of the UDSM Vision 2061 is nurturing ‘ Inspired and Motivated Staff and Students’. This desire is reflected in UDSM Corporate Strategic Plan (2014 -2023) as one of its strategic goals, the inspiration and motivation of UDSM staff and students.
Furthermore, the University has become more and more complex to administer, as the population of students and staff it takes responsibility for has grown from 14 to 21,967 students while the staff from 6 or 7 to 2,294 counting from 1961 when it was inaugurated to 2015.
This UDSM Counseling Perspectives Policy and Procedures document is thus a demonstration that the University is now more than ever committed to making available to its students and staff formal Guidance and Counseling Services the better to be able to assist the said students and staff to successfully address the challenges that they increasingly face in areas such ill-health, academic under-achievement, psycho-social disorders and economic and financial stresses and strains.
The UDSM Counseling Perspectives Policy and Procedures presented herein, clarify the formal and institutionalized , as distinct from informal and anecdotal, instruments that will from now on be adopted by the UDSM administrative organs in meeting the guidance and counseling needs of its students and staff. Furthermore, the UDSM Guidance and Counseling Perspectives Policy and Procedures, presents a clarification of the organizational principles, such as bottom-up approaches to identification of needs and assumption of responsibility , as well as the ethical considerations such as assurance of consent, adherence to confidentiality and anonymity, that will guide the delivery of guidance and counseling services by the UDSM.
UDSM students and staff are hereby encouraged to take advantage of the offer of the guidance and counseling services presented in this document in organizing their actions wherever they feel the life and work challenges they face would benefit
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