Keywords

Articulation agreement, collaboration, transfer

Abstract

This dissertation explored the ways faculty at two- and four-year institutions with articulation agreements collaborate to improve the retention rates of transfer students, using the Wilder Collaboration Factors (WCF) as a theoretical lens. This research was conducted to analyze the level of collaboration, and differentiate among the perceptions of collaboration among university and community college faculty. The purpose of the study was to build upon the limited amount of research on postsecondary collaboration. Nonparametric statistical analyses were performed to provide answers to the research questions. Analysis of the data revealed that the participants demonstrated strength in 18 of the 20 WCF. The analysis also indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between the perceptions of collaboration among university and community college faculty. A principal components analysis led to the development of a modified conceptual framework joining the WCF and stages of collaboration that may be used to inform practice and policy. Recommendations include allocating faculty release time or incentives for collaboration, expanding articulation agreements to include K-12 alignment and policies on faculty collaboration, and using the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory (WCFI) as a tool to continue to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and differences in perception among university and community college faculty as they advance in collaborative stages.

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Graduation Date

2015

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Cintron Delgado, Rosa

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Education and Human Performance

Department

Child, Family, and Community Sciences

Degree Program

Educational Leadership; Higher Education Track

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0006003

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0006003

Language

English

Release Date

December 2015

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education and Human Performance; Education and Human Performance -- Dissertations, Academic

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