Educational Administration, Department of


First Advisor

Dr. Stephanie Bondi

Second Advisor

Dr. Kaleb Briscoe

Date of this Version

Spring 4-2020


Gulley, D. (2020) Curating the Campus Nightlife Experience: Documenting a Program Model for Late Night and Weekend Programming. University of Nebraska- Lincoln


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Educational Administration, Under the Supervision of Professor Stephanie Bondi. Lincoln, Nebraska: April 2020

Copyright 2020 Derrick Gulley Jr


This study provides a comprehensive definition of the elements that make a campus programming board. This is important to understand because it provides a framework to talk about campus programming boards as organizations and it provides a model that other organizations could utilize. While this study is specifically looking at the CNL program model for late-night and weekend programming it provides a framework for practitioners to critically review and document aspects of their organization if they choose too. The program model encompasses all of the operational, structural, and shared philosophical beliefs implemented in the approach or design of campus activities or events. I found the aspects of the CNL program model include the mission, bylaws, board structure, board members, event participants, advisors, and a unique process for event planning, marketing, and management which is at the core of the work the organization does and assessment. Additionally, it identified the key elements from the program model that shape the organization and its activities, these elements have a meaningful influence over the operation of the organization and include the mission, board structure and advising team. Finally, this study identified that learning occurs through event planning, is facilitated through the weekly board meetings, is demonstrated through marketing the event, and is put into practice through event management.

Adviser: Stephanie Bondi