Date of Award

Summer 7-1-2024

Document Type

Dissertation (799 registration)

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Dr. Michael Coquyt


College readiness, college preparedness


The purpose of this study is to explore how faculty at a two-year college experience college readiness in their classrooms. A phenomenological approach was used to understand the lived experiences of each college faculty participant. Data was gathered through six individual semi-structured interviews via Zoom. The participants were unlimited full-time faculty who teach entry-level coursework and were recruited via email from academic deans. All participants were assigned numbers for anonymity in the interviews, data analysis, and data descriptions. All research data was kept securely with password protection and/or only accessible to the researcher. This study uses Conley’s Four Facets of College Readiness model (2007) as a theoretical framework. While this theory was a guide for the study, the analysis of the data was not limited by the framework. Findings of the study enlighten stakeholders of college readiness to the personal experiences of two-year faculty. Also included in the study are recommendations for further research.



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