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ERIC Number: ED556830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 125
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-7516-1
Community College Presidents' Perspectives of Dichotomous Events: The Consequences of the Great Recession & Coincidental Increased Enrollment
Carlson, Corey W.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Old Dominion University
The community college, like all of higher education, has been significantly impacted by the Great Recession and coincidental increased enrollment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the decision making processes of community college presidents as related to resource allocation and the impact of these decisions on the comprehensive community college mission. Declining state funding and increased enrollments have greatly impacted how community college leaders make decisions with leaders incorporating shared governance and informed decision-making. Community college leaders have also been proactively seeking out alternative revenue streams in order to help offset decreased state funding. Findings of this study show that there is no single best practice that community college leaders can employ in order to weather difficult times faced by their institution. Community college leaders continue to forge new ground in unknown times as they continue to search for a sustainable revenue source. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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