Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Public Affairs and Administration
Dr. Matthew S. Mingus
Dr. Robert A. Peters
Dr. Richard R. Johnson
Campus, safety, threat, assessment, policy, analysis
This dissertation evaluated campus violence threat assessment policy and procedure implementation at the community college level of higher education. The importance of this topic was to provide a manageable and collaborative initiative for leadership at institutions of higher learning to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate a policy that can effectively prevent acts of campus-related violence. A mixed-methods study approach using a Likert-scale survey with supporting open-ended questions was used to guide the exploration. Bardach’s (2016) Eightfold Path for Policy Analysis was the framework used by Michigan community colleges to apply to their own unique situations. This method determined the prevalence of threat teams and protocols at Michigan community colleges and in turn improved the understanding of this particular policy problem for their respective administrators.
Panico, Russell T. Jr., "An Analysis of Campus Violence Threat Assessment Policy Implementation at Michigan Community Colleges" (2016). Dissertations. 2469.