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ERIC Number: EJ799094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Crisis Management in the Community College
Murray, John P.; Kishur, Joseph M., Jr.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v32 n7 p480-495 Jul 2008
This study examined the decision-making processes of community college presidents when confronted with unexpected and major challenges. During the day-to-day operations of community colleges, presidents typically rely on their best judgment when making routine decisions. However, this decision-making process needs to change when the unexpected occurs and causes a threat to the well-being of the college or the continued tenure of the president. The authors were interested in learning how presidents manage a challenge in order to prevent it from becoming a crisis. Using a multiple-case-study methodology, the authors selected 13 cases for in-depth study. The authors provide recommendations for best practices. (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