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Loglisci, Martha M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this dissertation was to ascertain the outcomes of the transition of community colleges that now offer the nursing baccalaureate degree (BSN). Specifically, this study provides insight into the factors that prompted the addition of the BSN, the relationship to the institution's mission, faculty and administration perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nursing Education, Bachelors Degrees, Administrator Attitudes
Lish, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Higher education enrollment and degree attainment rates have increased in the U.S. Yet higher education has remained inaccessible to many. Low- and middle-income students and students from particular racial and ethnic backgrounds enroll and attain degrees at lower rates than their peers. To gain insight into the topic of access to higher…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Reporting, Access to Education, Higher Education
Rasmussen, Deborah June – ProQuest LLC, 2018
America spends $115,000 per-pupil on education, one of the highest in the world. Even with high funding being provided for the educational budget, standardized state assessment scores are not reflecting the aim for higher quality of education that NCLB is trying to accomplish. Teachers use an assortment of assessments to gauge student's mastery…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, State Aid
Coons, John Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The National Education Association (NEA), the United States' largest labor union representing close to 3 million educators, implemented a $3 per member dues increase in 2013 to create the Great Public Schools (GPS) Fund grant program to support innovative change efforts within its affiliates. In the first five years of the program, $32.3 million…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Grants, Unions, Educational Innovation
Roberts, Ashlee K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Annual giving is a critical component of funding support for colleges at universities. It provides immediate funding for operations throughout the year for immediate use and provides an entry point for other types of giving. Alumni giving rates for annual gifts are a key factor in receiving corporate gifts, as they are an indicator of recipients…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, College Administration, Alumni, Private Financial Support
Namazifar, Shima – ProQuest LLC, 2018
U.S. News annually ranks universities' academic quality based on indicators claimed by U.S. News as the most prominent academic quality indicators (AQIs). In today's competitive higher education market, universities are concerned about their positions in U.S. News World Report (USNWR) rankings. On one hand, among all AQIs, undergraduate academic…
Descriptors: Colleges, Reputation, Educational Quality, Competition
Holmes, Lakisha Quin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
State colleges in Florida are subjected to performance-based funding and must meet state-mandated performance measures to receive core funds each year. Efforts to improve student retention and completion rates are made not only by the leadership of the state colleges, but by the faculty members. The purpose of this single, holistic, qualitative…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Colleges, Performance Based Assessment, College Faculty
Dwyer, Craig William – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine Jesuit secondary lay educators' perspectives of service-learning, and their awareness of utilizing service-learning to further the schools' mission and Jesuit identity. This qualitative study used a case study methodology, which examined two Jesuit USA Northeast secondary schools'…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Service Learning
Curtin, Kathleen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Today higher education in the United States faces the challenges of increased demand and escalating cost in the face of stagnant graduation rates. Of particular interest to the public are tax payer supported postsecondary institutions. The traditional method of funding public colleges and universities based on enrollment has shifted in 32 states…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Higher Education, Performance
Davis, Cliff – ProQuest LLC, 2018
An imminent wave of community college president retirements is well-documented in the literature, which will likely contribute to a serious leadership void on American community college campuses (American Association of Community Colleges [AACC], 2013; Eddy, 2013). To address this impending leadership crisis, governing boards must focus on how to…
Descriptors: Trustees, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Leadership Training
Lord, Warren Patrick Jude – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Private nonprofit four-year institutions have been increasing the amount of institutional aid provided to students, in the pursuit of enrollment and revenue management objectives and goals. Most of this aid is being funded using the institution's operating funds. This study investigated the relationship between unfunded institutional aid and net…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Income
Brown, Nicole Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study is to seek a better understanding of the relationship between emotional intelligence factors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities' leaders and determine if those factors affect their ability to fundraise. The problem is that leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities face persistent…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Fund Raising, Emotional Intelligence, Leaders
Hubert, Kristin A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The viability of any system depends upon its decision-making and ability to adapt to change. Superintendents, serving as the CFO of their school system, must be able to make ethically sound and fiscally responsible decisions that will ensure the success of their organization. This thesis examined leadership roles and responsibilities of Vermont…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Budgeting, Leadership Role, Politics of Education
Burmeister, Jeremy Alan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The demands and challenges placed upon individuals starting a new career as a school superintendent can be daunting. As the chief education officer (CEO) of the school district, the superintendent faces a tremendous number of dynamic issues and complex problems (Cambron-McCabe, Cunningham, Harvey, & Koff, 2005; Kowalski, McCord, Peterson,…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education
Lutchko, Peter S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this relational, nonexperimental, explanatory, cross-sectional study with quantitative methods was to explain the relationship, if any, between the administrative information technology budget as a proportion of the overall undistributed expenditure account on PK-12 and K-12 New Jersey public school districts' student achievement in…
Descriptors: School Districts, Budgets, Expenditures, Educational Finance
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