ERIC Number: EJ1041962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Online Workforce Development in Community Colleges: Connection with Community, Institutional, and Governance Factors
Githens, Rod Patrick; Sauer, Timothy M.; Crawford, Fashaad L.; Cumberland, Denise M.; Wilson, Kristin B.
Community College Review, v42 n4 p283-306 Oct 2014
This study examined community and institutional factors that influence offering online workforce development programs in community colleges. The study included a random sample of 321 community college in the United States. Findings conclude that colleges operating under statewide governance structures and in states with more highly centralized statewide practices have more online occupational programs than other types of institutions. In addition, student racial demographics factor into online course offerings. Institutions with higher percentages of White students are more likely to offer online occupational programs. These findings illustrate a potential need for additional online program development in colleges with larger percentages of students of color and raise questions about how states with decentralized systems can increase educational access by facilitating additional online workforce development programs.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning, Governance, Administrative Organization, Racial Composition, Vocational Education, Centralization, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED); National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: VO51A070003