ERIC Number: ED382241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Examination of Student Learning as a Function of Instructor Status (Full-Time versus Part-Time) at Mercer County Community College.
Bolge, Robert D.
A study was conducted at Mercer County Community College in Trenton, New Jersey, to determine whether there was any significant difference in the amount of learning attained by students who received instruction from full-time and part-time faculty members. Two independent samples of 50 students each were randomly drawn from the population of 637 students enrolled in Basic Mathematics course sections in fall 1994. Group I was taught by full-time faculty, and group II was taught by part-time faculty. All sections and students in the sections were given number designations. Based on students' pre- and post-test scores on the mathematics subtest of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test (NJCBSTPC), the study found no significant difference between the amount of learning of students taught by full-time and part-time faculty. Group I had a mean posttest score on the NJCBSTPC of 177.8400, with a standard deviation of 4.186, while group II had a mean score of 177.9800, with a standard deviation of 3.514. (Contains 44 references.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.