Early academic outcomes for students of part-time faculty at community colleges: how and why does instructors' employment status influence student success?

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Author: Ran, Xiaotao; Sanders, Jasmine M.


More than half of community college courses in the US are taught by part-time faculty, and the reliance on part-time faculty to teach developmental education courses and gateway math and English courses is even more prevalent. Drawing on data from six community colleges, this study estimates the effects of part-time faculty versus full-time faculty on students' current and subsequent course outcomes in developmental and gateway courses, using course fixed effects and propensity score matching to minimize bias arising from student self-sorting across and within courses. While students...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Students; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Community college; Academic staff; Employment status; Part time employment; Working conditions; Attainment; Enrolment

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Community College Research Center, 2019

Physical description: 39 p.

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Series: CCRC working paper; no. 112

Statement of responsibility: Florence Xiaotao Ran, Jasmine Sanders

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 138.140

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