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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

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The purpose of this study was to identify and select a model for the analysis of autonomous schools of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Administration; The problem was to ascertain what patterns of structure and characteristics emerged from an analysis of programs at three selected institutions; A model based upon R. Campbell's operational areas of education administration and process elements of administration was devised. It divided H.R.I. education administration into the following operating areas: Alumni-Industry Relations, Curriculum and Instruction, Students, Faculty and Staff, Physical Facilities, Finance and Resource Allocation, Administrative Structure; A questionnaire was then developed based upon the model. At least eight intensive interviews were conducted at each of the three autonomous programs of Hotel and Restaurant Administration in the United States. Data were transcribed and then condensed and analyzed within the framework of the model; As expected, the model did serve as an adequate guide in documenting and analyzing the subject H.R.I. programs, and the data revealed strong patterns of similarity and dissimilarity among the structures and operations of the three programs; The importance attached to autonomous status was the most striking pattern revealed in the data in terms of facilitating the operation of all of the programs. Such an outcome might have been expected.


Administration; Comparative; Description; Hotel; School; University

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School management and organization

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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