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2011

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Community College Leadership

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A Case Study Of The Community College Baccalaureate: What Happened In Ten Years?, Bonnie S. Hofland Aug 2011

A Case Study Of The Community College Baccalaureate: What Happened In Ten Years?, Bonnie S. Hofland

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

A growing number of community colleges are offering bachelor degrees in addition to maintaining their traditional functions. This case study examined one community college that began offering bachelor degrees in 1999. The purpose for conducting the study was to provide a historical “portrait" of Great Basin College, from 1997-98 through 2009-2010, as it developed five baccalaureate programs. Specifically, I explored, through archived data and interviews with 20 administrators and faculty, how offering four-year programs impacted the students, faculty, curriculum, governance, and culture of the community college.

Several conclusions were drawn from the data. The interviewees were adamant Great Basin College ...