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ERIC Number: ED515573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-0103-6
Institutional Effectiveness Plans in Reaffirming Accreditation: A Phenomenon at One Historically Black College
Sanders, Iris Benita Sherrod
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
This qualitative phenomenological study described the perceptions, experiences and understanding of a group of 22 participants, regarding leadership tactics for improving Institutional Effectiveness (IE) plans in reaffirming accreditation at one Historically Black College. HBCUs are a valuable treasure to the African American community. Dubois (1935) wrote" Had it not been for the Negro schools and colleges, the Negro would to all intents and purposes have been driven back to slavery" (p.6). Continued accreditation in HBCUs is vital to African Americans who might not have the opportunity to receive an education elsewhere. Presidents and academic leaders must understand the accreditation process and be proactive in participating with IE plans. Four themes emerged: (a) leadership commitment, (b) internal quality assurance, (c) accountability, and (d) communication and inclusion. Leadership implications include: leaders within HBCUs must be cognizant of the accreditation process, leaders must be willing to work in an interdependent collaborate manner, and leaders of HBCUs must ensure absolute accountability and a strong commitment to obtaining consensus. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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