Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

Major

Education

First Advisor

Janice N. Friedel

Second Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Abstract

Building on a 2015 national landscape research study of state-level community college governance systems, the purpose of this study was to determine if there were correlational relationships between revenue resource funds, state-level community college governance systems, and state funding distribution formulae. Many states had experienced change since 2000, and therefore, it was important to research the impact of funding. Although state funding distribution formulae emerged organically, they remain exposed to ever-changing technological, economic, and political developments. Similarly, state-level community college governance systems also remain susceptible to these technological, economic, and political dynamics. It has been noted that these two subjects are in some way tied to each other and there was a void in the literature and research regarding statistically significant relationships between these two variables. A mixed-method research design was used that incorporated a partial open-ended electronic survey and finance data set for SPSS quantitative analysis, and the research data shows trends, patterns, and correlational relationships concerning revenue resource funds, state-level community college governance systems, and state funding distribution formulae. A discussion of the implications for practice, policy, and research are also presented.

Copyright Owner

Jeffrey Alan Fletcher

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

258 pages

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