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ERIC Number: EJ1021932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Administrator and Faculty Perspectives Regarding Community College Baccalaureate Degrees in Texas
Petrosian, Anahid
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n10 p735-741 2013
This quantitative correlational study examined administrator and faculty perspectives regarding factors that may have contributed to the development of community college baccalaureate degrees in Texas. It was hypothesized that factors such as student need, workforce need, college relations, and college mission were linearly and positively correlated. To test the hypothesis, an online survey was administered to a random sample of 530 faculty and administrators at the three baccalaureate granting community colleges in Texas. Correlation coefficients were computed for all possible pairs of the four variables to determine whether or not there were statistically significant correlations between variables. The results of the Pearson's correlation analyses produced four statistically significant correlations among variables at the "p" = 0.008 level. Results revealed a strong positive correlation between student need and workforce need "r"(359) = 0.82, "p" < 0.008. Findings of the study indicated that respondents perceived factors of student need for baccalaureate degrees and employers' need for employees with bachelor's degree had the strongest influence on the development of community college baccalaureate degrees in the three community colleges in Texas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas