The inability of California Community Colleges to produce equitable outcomes for Latina/o and African American students, and provide a successful pathway to higher education, is an educational problem. Although research shows many factors influence student success in community colleges, many of those factors are directly influenced by the availability of resources to support a variety of services, programmatic offerings, transformational practices, and quality facility and staff. The primary hypotheses of this study pertained to whether spending patterns differed with respect to either equity considerations, or to student outcomes. It was observed that colleges which considered equity in their budgetary decisions spent a significantly higher percentage of their core expenditures on academic support than did no-equity colleges however equity considerations were not observed to be related to student outcomes. Student outcome did not show significant relationships with most expenditure types, except lower expenditures on other core expenses were predictive of higher Student Progress and Attainment Rate, after controlling for input/environmental variables.
|Commitee:||Gabriner, Robert, Johnson, Hans|
|School:||San Francisco State University|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Community college education, Education finance, Education history|
|Keywords:||Community college, Community college budgets, Community college finance, Community college funding, Educational leadership, Equitable outcomes|
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