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ERIC Number: EJ787881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 113
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
The Institutional Vision of Community Colleges: Assessing Style as Well as Substance
Abelman, Robert; Dalessandro, Amy
Community College Review, v35 n4 p306-335 2008
Providing an accessible and adaptable education has become an increasingly daunting task for community colleges. Administrators must formulate adaptive strategies as well as purposefully articulate them. A content analysis of the mission and vision statements from a nationwide sample of community colleges was performed, and key linguistic components found to constitute a well conceived, viable, and easily diffused institutional vision were isolated. The prevalence of these components in comparison to other types of academic institutions is discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A