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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Adjunct and Student Learning: Mixed Messages

From Coleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed:

Most of the existing research on the employment of adjunct faculty and student success shows a negative relationship, not because adjuncts are bad teachers but because their working conditions prevent them from being as effective as they could be. But earlier this fall, a much-cited study disputed by some, showed the opposite: that students actually may learn more from adjunct faculty members -- at least at research universities that can afford to pay part-timers well and that may discourage tenure-track faculty members from focusing on teaching. Now, a preliminary study is mixing up the literature once again, concluding that employment of adjunct faculty has no impact on student success in community colleges.

Full article here.

Craig Estlinbaum

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/2013/11/adjunct-and-student-learning-mixed-messages.html

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