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ERIC Number: ED493826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Examining Part-Time Faculty Utilization and Its Impact on Student Retention at a Public Research University
Johnson, Iryna Y.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) (46th, Chicago, IL, May 14-18, 2006)
The important concern surrounding growing reliance on part-time faculty is its effect on student retention. Existing studies explored the relationship between part-time faculty utilization and retention of entering cohorts. The study herein assesses retention of the entire population of degree-seeking undergraduates at a single institution. The findings suggest that exposure to part-time faculty generally reduces the probability of subsequent enrollment, but the effects are marginal and disappear after controlling for other student characteristics. Freshmen are more likely to enroll in courses taught by part-time faculty, but the effect of exposure to part-time faculty does not differ across student classification. (Contains 4 graphs, 10 tables, and 7 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A