ERIC Number: EJ745951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 4
Effects of Part-Time Faculty Employment on Community College Graduation Rates
Journal of Higher Education, v77 n6 p1081-1103 Nov-Dec 2006
Regression analysis indicates that graduation rates for public community colleges in the United States are adversely affected when institutions rely heavily upon part-time faculty instruction. Negative effects may be partially offset if the use of part-time faculty increases the net faculty resource available per student. However, the evidence suggests that this offset is insufficient to reverse negative effects upon graduation rates. (Contains 3 tables and 5 endnotes).
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Part Time Employment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Persistence, Correlation, Public Colleges, Teacher Student Ratio, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States