ERIC Number: ED478779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Toward an Integrated System of Income Acquisition and Management: Four Community College Responses.
Birmingham, Kathryn M.
This study argues that community college funding and resource development must become a long-term core function of the institution due to changes in the source of revenue for community colleges. The research problem was: (1) to identify and describe how organizational structure and management activities have changed in four community colleges in response to the change in proportional funding of college operations by the state government; and (2) to develop and test a theoretical framework. The sources of data for the study were semi-structured interviews with 33 administrators, as well as on-site observations and review of institutional documents. The community colleges were in Florida, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. The four institutions studied were placed at a stage along the Integrated Income Acquisition and Management (IIAM) Continuum. Following the methodology of the comparative case study, modifications to the IIAM Continuum are indicated by the comparative analysis. The document recommends eight factors for implementing and sustaining the integration of income acquisition and management systems. The study found that four of the factors were present at all four institutions. The overriding obstacle for all four institutions was the lack of centralized strategic planning. Research instruments appended. (Contains 140 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.