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ERIC Number: ED557791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 63
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
A Leadership Development Plan for Implementation of 4-Year Degree Programs at Community Colleges within the University and Community College System of Nevada
Crawford, Chemene
Online Submission, Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University
The purpose of this applied dissertation was to develop a blueprint for community college leaders within the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) who want to develop 4-year degree programs at their individual institutions. Many of these leaders were not aware of what is involved in preparing a community college to undertake this endeavor, and they were not aware that the process requires more than just curriculum changes. The UCCSN Board of Regents requires that each institution provides information on the feasibility of the program, written proposals, and other in-depth information that addresses the issue in cultural and organizational contexts. The researcher utilized the development methodology to create a detailed procedural design for the development of 4-year degree programs at community colleges within the UCCSN. This blueprint can be used not only within the system but also outside the system by leaders at other community colleges who aspire to begin offering 4-year degree programs. The development methodology was selected because it allowed for the development of a plan that could be replicated with little or no modification. An analysis of interview data revealed that although the UCCSN Board of Regents requires certain information before authorizing an institution to go forward to the accrediting agency for approval of the substantive change, the institution must secure a certain level of readiness before submitting a proposal to the Board of Regents. This readiness must include input from all campus constituencies, such as (a) academic affairs, (b) student affairs, (c) finance, (d) administration, (e) students, and (f) members of the community. Two appendices contain: (1) Interview Questions; and (2) Outline of the Blueprint for Development of 4-Year Degree Programs.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada