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ERIC Number: EJ823222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Perceptions and Reflections of Administrators: Community Colleges Transitioning to Baccalaureate Colleges
Bemmel, Edwin P.; Floyd, Deborah L.; Bryan, Valerie C.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n2 p151-176 Feb 2009
Community colleges in a number of states are expanding their roles to include baccalaureate degree programming. While the lower cost for delivery of these programs is often a motivating reason for community college baccalaureate, other factors also make these programs attractive alternatives. This article reports the findings of a case study that was used to assess the factors other than costs that could make community college baccalaureate programs a more attractive alternative than the current university baccalaureate programs. Using a comprehensive literature search and the voices and work experiences of five community college administrators a total of 8 major themes were identified or emerged: (a) political, (b) location and access, (c) ranking within the state, (d) quality, (e) growth, (f) salary structure, (g) expense allocation, and (h) a funding model. The study also identified several factors that could make the community college baccalaureate a more attractive alternative and concluded with recommendations for practice, policy, and future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida