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Indiana students and parents say they want school guidance counselors to spend more time helping students plan for life after high school.

How the counselors spend their time differs markedly from what students and parents think they should do, according to a survey of about 390 middle and high school counselors, 5,200 students, and 4,740 parents in the state.

For 10th- and 12th-grade counselors, scheduling classes takes up the most time, followed by helping students with personal problems.

But students and parents would like counselors to focus on such services as helping students understand what academic programs will prepare them for specific careers and providing information on the job market, the poll by the Indiana Youth Institute found.

Copies of the report, the most recent in the "High Hopes, Long Odds'' series funded by the Lilly Endowment, are available for $1 each from the institute, 333 North Alabama St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204; (317) 634-4222.

Freedom of artistic expression, "political correctness,'' and the protection of research-information sources are among the topics examined in a new report published by the George Washington University School of Education and Human Development.

"Academic Freedom in American Higher Education'' traces the emergence of academic freedom and explains its legal implications.

Copies are available for $18 each from the Association for the Study of Higher Education-ERIC Higher Education Reports, George Washington University, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 630, Washington, D.C. 20036.

President Clinton has named seven new members to the Student Loan Marketing Association's board of directors and appointed William Arceneaux, a current member, as its chairman.

The new members are: Mitchell Berger, a lawyer in Florida; Kris Durmer, a lawyer in New Hampshire; Diane Suitt Gilleland, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Regina Montoya, a vice president of Westcott Communications Inc.; James Moore, the senior vice president of the Continental Grain Company's financial-services division; Irene Natividad, the head of a Washington public-affairs firm; and Ronald J. Thayer, the department executive in the Wayne County, Mich., economic-development office.

Vol. 13, Issue 30

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