The College Student Development Center, Inc. (CSDCI) is an education and training company that provides theory-based guidance counseling and instruction. The company foresees a society where every student has the opportunity to learn the life management skills necessary to identify and attain their aspirations prior to high school graduation. Its mission is to help students gain the self-knowledge, self-discipline, and college knowledge necessary to transition from dependent adolescents to independent adults. The company fulfills its mission by offering a septivium-based life management curriculum and professional development training to schools, colleges, and community organizations.
CSDCI defines college as any legitimate corporate entity duly authorized to offer credit-bearing courses of instruction leading to a credential. This includes employers, businesses, non-profit agencies and organizations, the military, career, technical, and community colleges, and liberal arts colleges and universities. A student is defined as any individual who is engaged in the pursuit of knowledge through independent study or faculty instruction.
The Center's founder and president, Rozalia Williams earned an Ed.D. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and an M.S. in Counselor Education from Florida International University. She has over three decades of experience counseling and educating high school and college students; creating, implementing, and evaluating college student development programs, and teaching first-year experience courses. Dr. Williams served as an Exchange Scholar at the U.S. Department of Education where she also consulted as a Peer Reviewer. She is the author of the College FAQ Book: Over 5,000 Not Frequently Asked Questions About College! and Life Management: What's Your A7MQ? She teaches the College Life Skills Course® that was reviewed and recommended for college credit in 2013 by the American Council on Education. She implements the GottaDo College® Early Awareness Initiative and uses the A7MQ® Life Management framework to teach practitioners How to Counsel College- and Corporate-bound Students in a professional development training approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors for NBCC credit.
Dr. Williams conducted theory-based evaluation research on how social programs are intended to work by opening the “black box” of a precollege program in search of the causal mechanisms that explain how changes in program participants are logically brought about. Merging her evaluation research with her professional practice, she posits that students who enter higher education with the foresight, drive, and capacity to concentrate their energy, design a strategic plan, predict plausible obstacles, and respond wisely, attain their aspirations. These mechanisms were then organized into seven open-ended reflective questions that when asked or answered sequentially, provide a holistic developmental framework for counseling and teaching students how to manage their lives. The A7MQ® framework is a macro-septivium of what it takes to attain one's aspirations. It is a modification and expansion of the classic or micro-septivium of academic subjects once considered essential to become a well-rounded member of society.
College Student Development Center, Inc.
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