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dc.contributor.advisorKuk, Linda
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Kathryn E. McCaffrey
dc.contributor.committeememberStrathe, Marlene
dc.contributor.committeememberShillington, Audrey
dc.contributor.committeememberEllis, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-18T23:10:07Z
dc.date.available2016-08-18T23:10:07Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description2016 Summer.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis phenomenological study explored the experiences of vice presidents for student affairs at small liberal arts colleges with readiness for change within their organizations. The lived experiences of the participants were explored using the following research questions: (1) How do vice presidents for student affairs at small, private liberal arts colleges define what "readiness for change" means to them? (2) How do vice presidents for student affairs describe their readiness for leading change? (3) What skills and traits do vice presidents for student affairs identify as being important to their readiness to lead change within their organization? (4) How would vice presidents for student affairs describe their own personal development of the skills and traits needed to lead change? How did they develop these skills and traits? (5) How would vice presidents for student affairs apply their own readiness for change to their strategy for readying their organization for change? The researcher conducted semi structured interviews with twelve vice presidents for student affairs at small, private, liberal arts colleges in the United States. Using the interpretative phenomenological approach, five themes emerged during the analysis of the data. The lived-experience of the participants were represented by: (1) readiness for change; (2) communication; (3) value of relationships; (4) knowledge development; (5) change leadership. The data suggested that the essence of the lived experience of the participants was that they shared the desire to improve their organizations, develop their staff to be strong leaders on their campuses, and to create a high quality experience for their students.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierKenny_colostate_0053A_13657.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/176626
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectchange readiness
dc.subjectorganizational behavior
dc.subjectstudent affairs administration
dc.subjecthigher education leadership
dc.subjectchange leadership
dc.subjectorganizational change
dc.titleChange readiness: realities and perceptions of vice presidents for student affairs at small, private liberal arts colleges
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thesis.degree.disciplineEducation
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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