An analysis of the perceptions of faculty at public historically black colleges & universities in North Carolina regarding their awareness of and involvement in PK-16 collaboration initiatives

Teresa Thompson-Pinckney, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

This study was a descriptive-analytical survey of faculty at selected public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina. A cross-sectional study was conducted using quantitative research methods. A Likert scale survey entitled Pre-kindergarten through College (PK-16) Survey of Awareness and Involvement Scale (SAIS) was developed to collect the data. The primary purpose of this study was to analyze the responses of faculty to the survey regarding their awareness of and involvement in PK-16 collaboration initiatives. A total of 369 full-time faculty provided useable responses to the survey instrument. ^ Four research questions were examined using mean comparisons and regression analyses. Results of this study indicated that there is a relationship between faculty awareness of PK-16 collaboration initiatives and faculty level of involvement in PK-16 collaboration initiatives at public historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina. While these data suggest that awareness is low, 84% of the faculty responded that higher education should play a major role in bridging the PK-16 pipeline and 88% of the faculty responded that there is a need for more collaboration between PK-12 and higher education. ^

Subject Area

Education, Leadership|Education, Secondary|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Teresa Thompson-Pinckney, "An analysis of the perceptions of faculty at public historically black colleges & universities in North Carolina regarding their awareness of and involvement in PK-16 collaboration initiatives" (January 1, 2011). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. Paper AAI3485207.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI3485207

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