The new state board of community colleges of North Carolina : 1981 decisions and the governance question

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Dorothy McMichael Oliver (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The purpose of this case study was to determine the workable and legitimate means the North Carolina Community College system has for making governance decisions. Four questions were formed to determine (1) the formal distribution of authority on January 1, 1981; (2) the same approximately a year later; (3) the input and influence of the North Carolina Association of Public Community College Presidents (NCAPCCP) and the North Carolina Trustees' Association of Community Education Institutions, Inc. (NCTACEI); and (4) their impact on the decision-making process. Data were collected from the researcher's observation of and notes on the State Board of Community Colleges' 1981 and 1982 decision making; agendas and minutes of the State Board, the two associations, and state legislative committees; and interviews. Frederick Wirt's Authority Centralization Scale was used to analyze and compare the system's laws and codes. Four governance decisions, which challenged the distribution of authority, were chosen for further analysis.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Community colleges $z North Carolina
Community colleges $x Law and legislation
Community colleges $x Administration

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