ERIC Number: ED426752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
The Road Not Taken: The Evolution of a Municipal Junior College.
Gratz, Donald B.
This study traces the evolution of Quincy Junior College, the third largest community college in Massachusetts, from its founding in 1956 to the present. As one of two municipal two-year colleges in the nation, Quincy presents an interesting case study of how a community college fared under city school board governance. This dissertation explores Quincy's history, the movement from individual control, clashes of organizational culture between the college and school system, and factors that ultimately forced the college's separation. Chapters include the following: (1) Introduction; (2) Related Literature; (3) Individual Leadership and Control: 1948-1986; (4) The Institution Comes of Age: 1985-1991; (5) Struggle Towards Resolution: 1991-1996; (6) Divergent Paths: An Analysis of Change at Quincy College; and (7) Implications: The Road Not Taken. An epilogue reviews events occurring from 1996 and 1997, such as the college's re-accreditation and the layoff of many of the college's senior leaders. Appended are enrollment statistics, and three charts illustrating Quincy's history. (Contains 74 references). (EMH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston College.