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ERIC Number: ED575820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 259
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3696-3814-1
Exploring Campus Response to State Mandated Change: A Case Study of the Implementation of Legislation Allowing Guns on Campus
Grantham, Ashley Erin
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
This case study examines the implementation of a state legislative mandate to allow guns on campus at a public higher education institution in the southeastern United States. This study explores the process that one campus underwent to implement an externally mandated change. Additionally, this study examined whether Newcombe and Conrad's (1981) model applies to state mandated change in addition to the federally mandated change it was originally developed for. Study findings show that implementation of the legislation followed the following steps: 1) Learning about the proposed legislation, 2) speaking out against the legislation, 3) communicating the new legislation to campus, 4) interpreting the legislation, 5) training, and 6) education and outreach. Other factors emerged that had the potential to affect implementation, including: 1) Impact of legislation of daily operations, 2) perceived impetus for legislation, 3) personal values and experiences with guns, 4) concerns for safety, 5) spurring advocacy and action, and 6) college as a special time and space. Aspects of Newcombe and Conrad's (1981) model of mandated academic change were present while others were not. This study proposes a new model of implementation of state mandated change allowing guns on campus. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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