Publication Date

2005

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Sorensen, Christine Knupp

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Teaching and Learning

LCSH

Community colleges--Illinois--Public opinion||Strategic planning--Illinois

Abstract

Fiscal realities in Illinois may be forcing a review and potential refocusing of Illinois community colleges. This study compares the themes that emerged from interviewing an Illinois community college stakeholder group in 2005 to what emerged from a similar study in Iowa by Ebbers and Gardner in 2000. Illinois stakeholders talked about their overall perceptions regarding community colleges, issues they see facing the system, and their views for the future. What emerged were seven themes, with access to education being the core around which the other six (i.e., partnerships, technology, local needs, value, funding, and outcomes) revolved. The end result of this research project was the preparation of a foundation document for the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Community College Presidents Council, and Illinois Community College Trustees Association to consider while updating the Illinois Community College System's strategic plan.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [204]-209).

Extent

x, 249 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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