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Online Workforce Development in Community Colleges Connection With Community, Institutional, and Governance Factors
Community College Review
  • Rod P. Githens, Drexel University
  • Timothy Sauer, University of Louisville
  • Fashaad Crawford, Kent State University
  • Denise Cumberland, University of Louisville
  • Kristin Wilson, Western Kentucky University
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1177/0091552114534724
Publication Date
10-1-2014
Abstract
This study examined community and institutional factors that influence offering online workforce development programs in community colleges. The study included a random sample of 321 community college in the United States. Findings conclude that colleges operating under statewide governance structures and in states with more highly centralized statewide practices have more online occupational programs than other types of institutions. In addition, student racial demographics factor into online course offerings. Institutions with higher percentages of White students are more likely to offer online occupational programs. These findings illustrate a potential need for additional online program development in colleges with larger percentages of students of color and raise questions about how states with decentralized systems can increase educational access by facilitating additional online workforce development programs.
Citation Information
Rod P. Githens, Timothy Sauer, Fashaad Crawford, Denise Cumberland, et al.. "Online Workforce Development in Community Colleges Connection With Community, Institutional, and Governance Factors" Community College Review Vol. 42 Iss. 4 (2014) p. 283 - 306 ISSN: 0091-5521
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rod-githens/53/