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ERIC Number: ED561844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-4144-8
Measuring Institutional Effectiveness of California Community Colleges through Existing Governance Structures and External Funding Efforts
Jameson-Meledy, Kathryn
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Grand Canyon University
The purpose of this research was to compare the differing structures of governance within the California Community College (CCC) system in relation to resource development and grant management. This is to explain how governance may impact the effectiveness of institutions to strengthen services to students with funding resources secured through state and federal grants. Research methodology for the study was quantitative causal comparative. Theoretical foundation was that of student engagement and integration from Vincent Tinto, which has shown the criticality of engaging students through support services in order to increase persistence along the educational pathway. Student support services require funding. Unfortunately, California higher education has been severely impacted by deep budget cuts. Student support services are often the first to be eliminated. The over-arching research question that guided the study was which form of governance is more effective at securing alternate funding and more effectively serving students. Data collection instrument was the researcher utilizing checklists and coding sheets created by the researcher for a structured archived record review. The study population consisted of 112 CCC's, with a sample of seven single-college district campuses, and seven multi-college district campuses. The totality of findings concluded that there is one form of governance structure that is more effective than the other in securing larger amounts of funding from grants, and serving higher numbers of students per executive manager. [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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Identifiers - Location: California