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ERIC Number: EJ878947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
The Community College Accountability Network: Understanding Institutional Accountability at Aspen Grove Community College
Harbour, Clifford P.; Davies, Timothy Gray; Gonzales-Walker, Roxanne
Community College Review, v37 n4 p348-370 2010
This article reports on a qualitative, interpretive case study examining how trustees, administrators, faculty members, and staff members at a rural community college understand their institution's accountability environment. Data analysis and interpretation established that participants conceptualized institutional accountability as dialogic, involving ongoing communication with state authorities, employers, students, high schools, and universities about the formal and informal expectations assigned to the college. In addition, participants' understandings of accountability were shaped by their specific roles and responsibilities within the institution. The study's findings suggest the need for further research on how local institutional contexts influence institutional responses to accountability expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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