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作者 Tuchtenhagen, Alan John
書名 New providers in higher education: Higher education for the workforce in the new economy
國際標準書號 0493872809
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說明 190 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 63-10, Section: A, page: 3451
Chairs: David Schultz; Kent Eklund
Thesis (D.P.A.)--Hamline University, 2002
The 1990s witnessed rapid growth in the American economy fueled by a substantial growth of high-tech industries and economic expansion across the globe. As the financial strength of the nation grew, so also did the demand for a well-educated workforce. Universities attempted to respond to this demand in part through offering nontraditional degree programs. Conventional universities as well as a growing number of for-profit and corporate universities expanded their offerings through such unconventional venues as Internet and weekend or evening programs
In addition to examining the development of these nontraditional vendors and venues, this study surveyed human resource (HR) professionals in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, metropolitan area regarding their opinions of the value of various degree vendors and venues. The study found that as the economic growth peaked in the year 2001, these HR professionals still considered a university degree to be very valuable when hiring for professional positions. This was true whether the degree came from a traditional university, a for-profit institution, or a corporate university. The study also found that most of the HR professionals had favorable opinions of all venues of university degrees. Their most favorable reactions were toward traditional universities and their programs, but all venues were deemed acceptable---including Internet degree programs. The study further confirmed that HR professionals have a strong preference for institutional accreditation from a regional accrediting body as well as accreditation of individual professional programs
School code: 0938
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 63-10A
主題 Education, Adult and Continuing
Political Science, Public Administration
Business Administration, General
0516
0617
0310
Alt Author Hamline University
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