ERIC Number: EJ881534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Applied Baccalaureate Degree: The Right Time and Place
Ruud, Collin M.; Bragg, Debra D.; Townsend, Barbara K.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n1-2 p136-152 2010
The applied baccalaureate degree, which integrates once-terminal applied associate degrees and course work into a four-year degree, is a relatively new phenomenon in higher education. This article presents findings from the first of two phases of research conducted--utilizing Kingdon's (1995) Multiple Streams framework--exploring the status of these degrees in both traditional associate- and baccalaureate-granting institutions and the policy context surrounding their implementation. Results of two purposefully chosen state-level cases showed implementation of applied baccalaureate degrees happens when an individual or a group of individuals drives the conversation toward the adoption of such degrees. It is a combination of the right time and place, as well as the right people, that make the applied baccalaureate degree a reality.
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Associate Degrees, Program Implementation, Stakeholders, Context Effect, Models, Community Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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