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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
Rosner-Salazar, Ari Senghor – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a phenomenological method, this study explored the higher-education affordability perceptions of a purposively-collected group of 19 students at the pseudonymous Crestview Community College (CCC) in Colorado. The defining themes of the study were: (a) knowledge of the College Opportunity Fund (COF) program and perceptions of higher-education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Paying for College
Richer, Daniel M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With the large number of higher education and post-secondary options in the United States, the decision-making process for students is understandably complex. Numerous personal and institutional characteristics can influence the path a student decides to follow, and ultimately where they decide to attend. In a time where there is regional decline…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Choice, Decision Making
Beasley, Sherry H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Despite costly and innovative initiatives, Georgia's schools have failed to show significant gains in student achievement. According to the Turnaround Eligible Schools produced by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (2017), elementary schools comprise the majority of the historically failing schools in Georgia. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Low Achievement, Elementary School Teachers, Empowerment
Washington, Benjamin Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The focus of this research study examines the perspectives of professional development and related experiences of K-12 school administrators. Three research questions were designed to investigate the most useful components of professional development and experiences of school leaders. The methodology for data collection involved using a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Administrators, School Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
Heath, Eric M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative narrative study is to explore how superintendents perceive the importance of early childhood education in their school districts amid the State of Illinois's continued cuts to education spending. Also, this study examines the perceptions of superintendents' decision-making processes as it relates to the funding of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Superintendents, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes
Wolford, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this grounded theory qualitative study was to discover the perceptions of special education directors regarding the changes in special education at the policy level, teacher practice level, and student support level necessary to improve the academic achievement of students with disabilities in California. Methodology: The…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education
Bernier, Lisa E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
School choice is deeply rooted in the marketization theories originally presented by Milton Friedman in the 1950s. There are many school choice options available in Arizona. The purpose and primary research question of this case study explored how a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and other factors influenced the parents' decisions to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Case Studies
Van Duser, Kyle Eric – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The issue of first year student retention has major financial ramifications for institutions of higher education, state and federal governments, and most importantly, the students who decide to depart. This research inquiry used a collective case study to answer the following question: Why do first-time degree seeking students at a large public…
Descriptors: Intention, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Case Studies
Loofe, Christopher M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the degree to which the Selective Abandonment budget process objectives were achieved by analyzing stakeholder perceptions. Use of this evaluation may enable the district to become more effective, efficient, and more fiscally responsible when developing future program budgeting plans. Program evaluation was…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Budgeting, Stakeholders, School Districts
Beecher, Bradley Klein – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Deciding whether or not to open an international branch campus requires that senior leaders at higher education institutions have an understanding of the benefits and risks associated with one of the riskiest forms of internationalization. Three historical waves characterize the modern incarnation of the international branch campus, which began in…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Risk, International Cooperation
Morrison, Anna Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Higher education is faced with a challenge to its traditional funding structure. As a result, academic programs must seek alternative sources of support. Chief among these sources is philanthropy in the form of major gifts. Insight into donor motivations and decision making when approached to consider a major gift may help to maximize the success…
Descriptors: Donors, Higher Education, Motivation, Decision Making
Song, Fang – ProQuest LLC, 2015
In the first chapter, I analyze the growth patterns of postsecondary education costs in re-cent years. It shows the trends of college revenue, expenditure and other financial items using data drawn from the Delta Data Project between 1987 and 2010. Connections between various categories of revenue/spending and state-level macroeconomic indicators…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Educational Trends, Educational Finance
Marksteiner, Ryne W. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Chapter 1: In response to tightened budgets and concerns about higher education costs, governments have introduced rules to limit the use of publicly funded aid, particularly at for-profit colleges. In this paper, we use an event study framework to estimate how tuition, enrollments, and loan use changed at for-profit colleges that became…
Descriptors: Economics, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Economic Factors
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