A research study indicates a number of variables that lead students to lower achievement when taught by part-time faculty.

Part-time faculty may have a negative impact on student success


A research study indicates a number of variables that lead students to lower achievement when taught by part-time faculty

Students in courses taught by part-time faculty have better outcomes in their current class, but are less likely to enroll in the next class in their course sequence, according to a study.

Students with part-time faculty have better outcomes in their current course, and are likely to have similar outcomes in the next sequential course, but also are less likely to enroll that subsequent course, according to the study from the Community College Resource Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

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The study examines data from six community colleges to assess the impact part-time faculty have on students’ current and future course outcomes in developmental and gateway English and math courses.

Laura Ascione