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Githens, Rod Patrick; Sauer, Timothy M.; Crawford, Fashaad L.; Cumberland, Denise M.; Wilson, Kristin B. – Community College Review, 2014
This study examined community and institutional factors that influence offering online workforce development programs in community colleges. The study included a random sample of 321 community college in the United States. Findings conclude that colleges operating under statewide governance structures and in states with more highly centralized…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning, Governance
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Henderson, Charles; Fynewever, Herb; Petcovic, Heather; Bierema, Andrea – Community College Review, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the local impacts of national advanced technological education (ATE) centers on their host institutions. A sample of three mature, national ATE centers are chosen, with each center serving as a case for a mixed-methods, collective case study research design. Results, drawn from interviews and surveys,…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Training Centers, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Lombardi, John – Community College Review, 1974
Considered the traditionalist structure of community college departments, the influence wielded by instructors on curriculum development, and the difficulties administrators have in changing such situations. (RK)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Kopecek, Robert J.; Clarke, Robert G. – Community College Review, 1982
Reviews a study of the formal organizational charts of 104 community colleges conducted to determine if a preferred organization structure exists in medium-sized community colleges and if organizational patterns are related to any definable characteristics or operating dynamics. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Collective Bargaining, College Administration
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Wattenbarger, James L.; And Others – Community College Review, 1982
Proposes a decision-making model for organizing and structuring academic and occupational programs and choosing the most efficient management style. Recommends a comprehensive community needs assessment, completion of the Environmental Assessment Scale (EAS), determination of educational philosophy, and selection of appropriate college structure.…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Administration, College Environment, Community Colleges
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Wattenbarger, James L. – Community College Review, 1977
Citing a lack of research on administrative decision-making in multi-unit community colleges and a growing need for a management theory for such institutions, the article defines the decision-making process, presents 46 problem areas and suggests a locus of decision-making responsibility (campus, central, joint) for each, and reviews the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Problems, Administrator Responsibility, Community Colleges
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Lahti, Robert E. – Community College Review, 1979
Discusses the collegial model of governance, the essence of which is faculty self-regulation, and the effects of changing economic conditions on its viability. Considers the new importance of collective bargaining and the changing roles of management, unions, and governing boards in governance. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Faculty
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Schulman, Stuart A.; Greenberg, Joseph A. – Community College Review, 1994
Describes a study of 205 community college tourism programs to determine whether programs were most frequently free standing, placed within another department, or a collection of courses within a department. Reveals that two-thirds of the 150 responding programs were placed in another department, and over half of these were placed in the business…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Department Heads, Departments
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Bragg, Debra D.; Layton, James D. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study examining the impact of the Tech Prep Education Act on the initial implementation of federally supported Tech Prep Initiatives. Based on telephone survey responses from all 50 state Tech Prep leaders, reviews findings concerning the funding of Tech Prep consortia, state and local administrative structures, policies and goals, and…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Consortia
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Teitel, Lee – Community College Review, 1991
Offers a case study of organizational change, tracing a two-year college's history and current emphasis on continuing education, community service, business and industry contract training, and a vocationally oriented curriculum. Considers the influence of administrative reorganization, enrollment declines, work rule changes, and other factors on…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Administration, College Role, Community Colleges
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Simmons, Howard L. – Community College Review, 1989
Suggests that community colleges might consider replacing their current discipline-based divisions, which are homogenized and hierarchically undifferentiated, with a more program- or degree-oriented structure. Compares the traditional and program-specific models. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Departments, Intellectual Disciplines
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Reyes, Pedro; Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 1987
Reports on a study to determine and analyze the most predominant mode of governance in community colleges as perceived by college presidents, deans, chairpersons, and faculty. Includes a literature review, a discussion of the use of the "transformational model" as the study's theoretical framework, and suggestions for further research. (CBC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, College Administration