One of the many ways that community colleges are working to increase student completion is through improving the student experience from admission through degree completion. In recent years, the number of multi-campus community colleges has been growing due to mergers and consolidations. There is a lack of evidence-based best practices that guide leaders at multi-campus community colleges to create a consistent one-college experience for students while balancing the autonomy and local needs at the campuses. An integrative literature review is used to identify what impact organizational structure, including the role of centralized and decentralized services and decision-making, has on the student experience at multi-campus community colleges. This research finds that organizational structure alone will not result in the consistent implementation of practices and policies without a high level of communication and collaboration between centralized leadership and campus-based leaders. Recommendations to improve the student experience to minimize barriers to access, equity, and success are presented.
|Advisor:||Glickman, Gena, Bers, Trudy|
|School:||University of Maryland University College|
|Department:||School of Arts and Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/4(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher education, Community college education, Management, Educational evaluation|
|Keywords:||Leadership, Multi-campus community college, Organizational culture, Organizational structure, Student success|
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