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Collaboration Between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Public State Colleges in the Southern United States

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2016
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Throughout history, higher education has reiterated the importance and significance of collaboration between all institutional divisions and departments (Kezar, 2003). As the responsibilities and operational functions of each division have increasingly become more specialized and complex, effective collaboration remains a barrier in the optimal functioning of institutions throughout the country (Kezar).The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the current perceptions and practices of collaboration between the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs divisions at state colleges geographically located in the Southern region of the United States, through the lens of Morten T. Hansen's T-shaped model of disciplined collaboration. The collective voices of the research participants fostered the ability to formulate a new, current model of collaboration between the divisions of Academic Affairs division and Student Affairs at representative state institutions. The final results of this study found that although there is not one consistent model that encapsulates all of the components of effective collaboration, it does entail a deliberate willingness to embrace the human element to build personal relationships. Finally, some of the themes generated by the use of NVivo were cultural ethos, human element and the unification of people. Framed by trust, transparency, unification of common goals, and through the college ethos as developed through leadership, a new model emerged based on the tenets of Grounded Theory.
Title: Collaboration Between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Public State Colleges in the Southern United States.
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Name(s): Fortunato, Geoffrey, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Owens, J. Thomas, Committee Member
Molina, Olga, Committee Member
Marshall, Nancy, Committee Member
Cicotti, Cheryl, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Throughout history, higher education has reiterated the importance and significance of collaboration between all institutional divisions and departments (Kezar, 2003). As the responsibilities and operational functions of each division have increasingly become more specialized and complex, effective collaboration remains a barrier in the optimal functioning of institutions throughout the country (Kezar).The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the current perceptions and practices of collaboration between the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs divisions at state colleges geographically located in the Southern region of the United States, through the lens of Morten T. Hansen's T-shaped model of disciplined collaboration. The collective voices of the research participants fostered the ability to formulate a new, current model of collaboration between the divisions of Academic Affairs division and Student Affairs at representative state institutions. The final results of this study found that although there is not one consistent model that encapsulates all of the components of effective collaboration, it does entail a deliberate willingness to embrace the human element to build personal relationships. Finally, some of the themes generated by the use of NVivo were cultural ethos, human element and the unification of people. Framed by trust, transparency, unification of common goals, and through the college ethos as developed through leadership, a new model emerged based on the tenets of Grounded Theory.
Identifier: CFE0006455 (IID), ucf:51443 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-12-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Collaboration -- State Colleges -- Organizational Partnerships -- Higher Education -- Colleges
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006455
Restrictions on Access: campus 2021-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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