An Ethnography of Faculty in a Community College and a Public, Regional, Comprehensive University

dc.contributor.advisorAlyssa N. Bryant, Ph. D., Committee Memberen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMarvin A. Titus, Ph. D., Committee Memberen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJohn S. Levin, Ed. D., Committee Chairen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGayle Moller, Ed. D., Committee Memberen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Carolen_US and Community College Educationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to seek to understand faculty culture at a community college and at a public, regional, comprehensive university. Although public, regional, comprehensive universities and community colleges share a number of characteristics, there are areas where their differences are most apparent, such as student abilities and qualities, faculty credentials, and community orientations, to name a few. While quantitative indicators are readily available by institutional type, there is limited information on the nature of the work of faculty in these institutions or the faculty beliefs about their work. Research on culture in these institutions in particular is also necessary in light of the increasingly complex, economic, technological, and global influences impacting them. In this study, the impact of institutional mission, student abilities and qualities, teaching orientation, and the external pressures related to state, federal government, and national mandates on faculty at community colleges and public, regional, comprehensive universities are analyzed using institutional and neo-institutional theories, as well as culture theory.en_US
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dc.subjectorganizational theoryen_US
dc.subjectcommunity collegesen_US
dc.subjectpublic regional comprehensive universitiesen_US
dc.subjectfaculty cultureen_US
dc.subjectculture theoryen_US
dc.subjectinstitutional and neo-institutional theoryen_US
dc.titleAn Ethnography of Faculty in a Community College and a Public, Regional, Comprehensive Universityen_US


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