Title page for ETD etd-06172012-220148

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Teklu, Dawit
URN etd-06172012-220148
Title The Role of Strategic Planning in Community Colleges:A Study of the Perceived Benefits of Strategic Planning in Maryland Community Colleges
Degree PhD
Department Public Administration and Public Affairs
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wolf, James F. Committee Chair
Khademian, Anne Meredith Committee Member
McCoy, Carole A. Committee Member
Roberts, Patrick S. Committee Member
Woodard, Colleen A. Committee Member
  • Community Colleges
  • Strategic Planning
Date of Defense 2012-06-04
Availability unrestricted
Community colleges spend considerable amount of time and resources on strategic planning. They engage in strategic planning for a variety of reasons ranging from responding to changes in the external environment to increased expectations for accountability from external agencies such as regional accreditation agencies. While there is no shortage of evidence about the involvement of these organizations with strategic planning, very little research exists about the benefits community colleges derive from engaging in strategic planning. This dissertation explores the relationship between strategic planning and perceived institutional benefits in Maryland community colleges.
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