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Relationship Between Trust And Perceived Value Of Faculty Unionization Among Full-Time Faculty In Selected Michigan Community Colleges, Stacy L. Horner Jan 2013

Relationship Between Trust And Perceived Value Of Faculty Unionization Among Full-Time Faculty In Selected Michigan Community Colleges, Stacy L. Horner

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Problem Statement. There are conflicting studies on the relationship between the union and nonunion faculty and trust. Studies have shown that the union environment inherently produces a distrustful atmosphere and, with a union, employees are actually more dissatisfied than their nonunion counterparts. On the other hand, this has created a cycle where faculty may not trust administration, and administration may not trust faculty. For example, when doing negotiations, each party fights on behalf of itself, instead of fighting for the betterment of the organization. However, unions can give faculty a voice with administration and state and federal government, and may ...


Identification Of The At-Risk Mathematics Student Within The Community College Environment, Gerry Lee Cox Jan 1993

Identification Of The At-Risk Mathematics Student Within The Community College Environment, Gerry Lee Cox

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Problem. This study sought to develop a tool to identify the nonsuccessful, at-risk community-college student for correct placement, monitoring, and retention. A comparison in academic achievement of at-risk, remediated students with nonremedial students in a first college-level mathematics class (Intermediate Algebra 101) was also studied.

Method. The ex post facto study sought to determine to what extent the successful and nonsuccessful at-risk mathematics students (n = 358) differ on ASSET test scores, criterion referenced pretest scores, mathematics attitude scores, attendance profile, race, gender, and demographic variables. Statistical analyses using descriptive procedures, ANOVA, MANOVA, Chi-square, and discriminant analysis were used with an ...


The Effects Of Accreditation By The North Central Association On The Organization, Administration And Programs Of Selected Accredited Michigan Public Community Colleges, Margaret A. Crishal Jan 1981

The Effects Of Accreditation By The North Central Association On The Organization, Administration And Programs Of Selected Accredited Michigan Public Community Colleges, Margaret A. Crishal

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact the self-study and accreditation process had on the administration and management of selected accredited Michigan public community colleges. The study investigated the following questions: 1. Does accreditation bring about educational improvements? 2. Does accreditation protect the various publics which educational institutions serve? 3. Is accreditation a catalyst for educational change? 4. Does accreditation provide the spark which results in educational services of superior quality? Five categories of possible improvements and/or change which might result from an accreditation process were investigated: goals and objectives of the institution; curriculum, instruction ...