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Community College Trustee Orientation and Training Influence on Use of Best Practices
by Stine, Cory M., Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012, 181; 10631282
Abstract (Summary)

The orientation and training of public community college trustees is inconsistent. This empirical study investigated that training and its influence on board use of best practices. The study used adult learning theory and involvement theory. Astin's input-environment-outcome model was used as a conceptual framework with a blocked form of stepwise regression. The criterion variable was board use of best practices, created from a scale score of board best practices. Trustees from 146 institutions in 16 states responded to the electronic survey (n=253). Six predictor variables were significant at the p<.05 level. Results provided a better understanding of board use of best practices, orientation and training, and suggested ways in which trustee orientation and training could be improved.

Indexing (document details)
Commitee: McDougle, Larry G., Opp, Ronald D., Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana I., Webster, Jerome E.
School: The University of Toledo
Department: Higher Education
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Higher Education Administration, Adult education, Higher education
Keywords: Board, Community college, Involvement theory, Orientation, Training, Trustees
Publication Number: 10631282
ISBN: 978-0-355-01548-5
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