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Achieving the Dream: An examination of success factors with a focus on cultural changes
by Cornelius, Cathy D., D.Mgt., University of Maryland University College, 2013, 129; 3609858
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines the change process to enhance student persistence and graduation rates in four North Carolina community colleges. Using a qualitative research methodology, Lewin's change model is presented as a framework to investigate the acceptance and implementation of AtD principles in two community colleges. Processes to enhance student success were also examined at two non-AtD community colleges. The findings for this grounded research provide a rich understanding of the long-term impact of organizational change in AtD and non-AtD community colleges and inform future institutional efforts to improve student persistence to graduation or career-focused certifications.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nunley, Charlene, Duncan, Mary Ellen
School: University of Maryland University College
Department: Doctor of Management Program
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 75/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Educational sociology, Management, Higher education, Junior Colleges
Keywords: Achieving the Dream, Community colleges, Graduation rates, North Carolina, Organizational change, Persistence, Student persistence, Student success
Publication Number: 3609858
ISBN: 978-1-303-69277-2
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