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ERIC Number: ED569548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-3749-1
The University-Center Baccalaureate Degree in California: A Multiple Case Study
Rhoades, Jeffrey T.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Stanislaus
The community college baccalaureate and the university-center baccalaureate models are gaining traction in the state of California as alternatives to addressing the need for greater access to baccalaureate degree programs and to increase the baccalaureate-educated workforce. Little is known about the characteristics and factors associated with the university-center baccalaureate model that exists in California; specifically, there is an absence of standard criteria for measuring the effectiveness of the models in place. Therefore, a multiple case study was conducted to examine the 3 university-center baccalaureate model programs in California to develop an inventory of characteristics, identify common indicators of success, and develop a model evaluation plan for university-center baccalaureate programs. The case analysis led to a cross-case comparison that identified common characteristics, unique characteristics, and typology-based descriptions (Floyd, Skolnik, & Walker, 2005). Based on the results of the study, recommendations were made for the development of a university-center baccalaureate program in California, common indicators of effectiveness for university-center programs in California were presented, and a model evaluation plan to serve as a template from which other university-center baccalaureate programs could use was developed. [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