Factors that Contribute to a Successful Implementation of a Comprehensive Institutional Effectiveness Plan in a Higher Education Institution
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)
Date of Award
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
This research deployed a predictive model to determine the influence of the factors of communication, culture, leadership, assessment, and innovation on successful implementation of an integrated institutional effective (IE) plan. Increasingly, accrediting agencies are requiring higher education institutions (HEIs) to implement integrated IE plans; however, this tends to be the greatest area of failure in accreditation reviews. The research relied on literature to establish the five characteristics of administration in HEIs that aid in creating a successful IE plan. The study examined HEIs as complex adaptive systems (CAS) that integrate the independent variables toward achieving an integrated IE plan. Using multivariate logistic regression, the study examined the relationship between and among communication, culture, leadership, assessment, and innovation and their combined effect on implementing IE plans. This survey-based quantitative research created a predictive model for the successful implementation of an integrated IE plan in higher education. The study demonstrated that there is a statistically significant relationship between the combined independent variables of communication, culture, leadership, assessment, and innovation and a positive outcome on an IE plan implementation. The analysis also revealed that not all variables contributed equally with the variables of leadership and assessment not statistically significant within the model.
Schramm, Dorothy Lynn, "Factors that Contribute to a Successful Implementation of a Comprehensive Institutional Effectiveness Plan in a Higher Education Institution" (2023). All Doctoral Student Dissertations. 135.