Part-Time Faculty Research Paper by Champ

Part-Time Faculty
This paper discusses a research project by D. Jacoby reported in "The Journal of Higher Education", which studied the impact of part-time faculty on graduation rates.
# 98880 | 2,425 words | 2 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2007 in Education (Higher) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that the primary objective of this study is to determine if there were any significant changes from Jacoby's findings from 2001 data to 2005 concerning educational budgets, the increased use of technology for teaching, the introduction of various distance learning programs and the impact of part-time faculty members on graduation rates in America's community colleges. The author points out that Jacoby's (2006) study of 2001 data employed a wide range of integrated postsecondary education data system (IPES)-provided institutional statistical data and incorporated some assumed student variables from which he developed his multiple regression findings of the impact of part-time faculty members on graduation rates. The paper reports that the study confirmed the negative correlation between the number of part-time faculty employed at a given American college and its graduation rate. The paper includes tables and quotations.

Table of Contents:
Conceptual Framework
Primary Data Analysis Technique
Relevant Information and Rationale in Support of Methodology
Research Question
Statistical Analysis
Recapitulation of 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Results
Themes or Concepts Supporting of Refute Previous Literature or Reveal the Complexity of the Issue
Objectives of Study
Descriptive Statistics for Key Variables
Excerpt from Available IPEDS 2006 Data
Problem Related Solutions Institutions Should Consider for Implementation Based on the Research Findings

From the Paper:

"Besides this data, the NCES provides institutional summaries of graduation data for subsamples (athlete, gender, and ethnicity) of a school's entering full-time student cohort. The graduation rate developed by the NCES is calculated for full-time community college students that complete their degree within 150 percent of that the NCES defines as "normal time" (in this case, 3 years for community colleges, and 6 years for bachelor's institutions). The author also reports that the graduation rate as reflected in the IPEDS data only measures a school's performance concerning declared degree-seeking full-time students."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jacoby, D. (2006). Effects of part-time faculty employment on community college graduation rates. The Journal of Higher Education, 77(6), 1081-1105.
  • Mobley, C. (2001). The impact of community colleges on the school-to-work transition: A multilevel analysis. Community College Review, 28(4), 1.

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APA Format

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MLA Format

"Part-Time Faculty" 23 October 2007. Web. 28 February. 2024. <>