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ERIC Number: EJ810312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
The Employment of Part-Time Faculty at Community Colleges
Christensen, Chad
New Directions for Higher Education, n143 p29-36 Fall 2008
Institutions of higher education have been gradually employing more part-time faculty over the past several decades. Walsh estimates that part-time faculty employment across all types of institutions increased 79 percent from 1981 to 1999. The growth of part-time faculty at community colleges is equally astounding. It is now estimated that 67 percent of faculty at two-year colleges are part time. This article surveys issues related to the employment of part-time faculty at two-year colleges over the past few decades. It discusses the institutional advantages of hiring part-time faculty at community colleges, working conditions and environments of part-time faculty, and research that suggests that as community colleges hire more part-time faculty, they may be doing so at the cost of the educational outcomes of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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