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.