The community college baccalaureate movement has shown strong growth across the country as a strategy to meet workforce shortages. A variety of forces are driving the movement including (a) employer demand for higher credentials; (b) geographical access to education; (c) lower cost education; (d) a trained workforce to compete in...
The purpose of this multi-case study was to describe how library deans and directors at large comprehensive community colleges strategically advocate for and support instructional and technological innovation despite the reality of limited resources and the stress caused by recurring funding crises in higher education. It further sought to examine...
This study examined the role perceptions of trustees
in the locally controlled Oregon community college system
and the state controlled Washington community college
system. Authorities in the literature were consulted to
define the "ideal trustee role" and the study determined
which governance system was most effective in fostering
The purpose of this study was to identify the strategies and tactics
community college presidents used to influence state legislators. Selected State
Board for Community and Technical Colleges staff and legislative staff members
were asked to independently name 3-5 presidents whom they perceived to be most
influential with legislators. Ten...
This study investigated the impact of team-teaching in coordinated-studies programs
(CSPs) on community college faculty in three instructional development domains: personal,
social, and professional. Grounded in a social-constructivist theoretical framework, this
research examined whether development occurs best experientially, in collaborative
communities of knowledgeable peers. CSPs are team-taught interdisciplinary, problem-solving
The intent of the study was to determine if the language related to twenty
academic variables in the faculty collective bargaining agreements at selected
community and technical colleges in Washington State had shifted to favor faculty
influence during the decade from 1985 to 1995. Additionally, speculation on the
Higher education is being asked to address issues of quality, accountability, and transparency. Accreditation is one tool higher education institutions use to address these concerns. The purpose of this quantitative study was to analyze the impact of the new accreditation standards adopted by the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities...
The purpose of this study was to describe the presidential search process at a
newly created community college and to learn how that process reflected the
emerging organizational culture. A single research question guided the inquiry: How
did the presidential search process at a newly created community college reflect the...
This study presented an in-depth exploration of international student
perceptions of a coordinated studies program (CSP) at Seattle Central Community
In conducting this research project, a phenomenological research methodology
was used. Qualitative data were collected through participant observations,
focus group, document review and individual in-depth interviews with nine
The founders of Cascadia Community College changed faculty role and duties as they designed a new college. The college founders chose which themes of learning reform would be enacted by faculty in this new setting. They determined what elements of traditional roles continued to be important and what new expectations...