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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.

New Evidence That Part Time Faculty Produce Fewer Successful College Students

Several studies suggest a negative impact from high percentages of part time community college faculty upon student transfer rates, student advising,faculty class preparation, active teaching techniques, and participation in teaching workshops. Scholars suggest part timers be assigned to students least likely to need extra help. The research is a start on exploring this vital issue because community college teachers are 67% part time. There are other concerns that part time adjunct faculty cannot participate in academic departmental improvement because they commute to several campuses.
See website of Association for the Study of Higher Education- 2008 meeting.

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