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ERIC Number: EJ928232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 125
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
The Institutional Vision of Tribal Community Colleges
Abelman, Robert
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n7 p513-538 2011
This investigation provides a base-line measurement of the inspirational and pragmatic rhetoric in declarations of institutional vision at tribal community colleges. By comparing it to nontribal community colleges, this content analysis reveals the current state of utility of the mission and vision statements of tribal community colleges, their potential as guiding and governing documents, as well as their ability to communicate concrete student outcomes. Findings suggest that the language employed in these defining documents is purposeful but not nearly as functional, visionary, or outcome-oriented as that employed by other community colleges. Implications for assessment and accreditation are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A