Date of Award

Winter 2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educ Foundations & Leadership

Program/Concentration

Community College Leadership

Committee Director

Karen L. Sanzo

Committee Member

Mitchell R. Williams

Committee Member

Alan Schwitzer

Abstract

Partnerships have a very important place among two- and four-year institutions as they allocate limited resources to continue to give higher education students a quality education. Community college vice presidents desire to give students options of completing degrees while maintaining jobs and supporting families along with options of pursuing advanced degrees. This qualitative study, which uses a phenomenological approach, will explore the perceptions of higher education community college vice presidents regarding the factors that affect partnerships between two- and four-year institutions of higher education. The main research question and sub-questions, to be explored are as follow: How do vice presidents of two-year educational institutions perceive partnerships with four-year institutions?

a. How do perceptions of communication affect partnerships between two-and four-year higher education institutions?

b. How do perceptions of agreement affect partnerships between two-and four-year higher education institutions?

c. How do perceptions of trust affect partnerships between two-and four-year higher education institutions?

d. How do perceptions of collaboration and accountability affect partnerships between two-and four-year higher education institutions?

DOI

10.25777/1bfh-5b68

ISBN

9781321561906

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