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ERIC Number: EJ846017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Community College Presidents' Perceptions of Intercollegiate Athletics
Williams, Mitchell R.; Pennington, Kevin
Community College Enterprise, v12 n2 p91-104 Fall 2006
The study examines community college presidents' perceptions about two--year college intercollegiate athletics. Presidents in six states were surveyed about their perceptions of whether community college athletics: (a) enhances pride in the institution among various constituencies, (b) increases enrollment and augments student recruitment, (c) has appropriate financial and administrative procedures, and (d) supports the mission of the community college. Findings indicate the presidents believe athletics promote pride in the institution among students and the general community and promote community interaction with the campus. There was general agreement among leaders of institutions with and without athletic teams that the athletics budget process and procedures for establishing new teams are not well understood by institutional leaders. Finally, there was significant disagreement among leaders about whether intercollegiate athletics supports the mission of the community college. (Contains 4 tables.)
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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: Massachusetts; Minnesota; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; Virginia