Do tenured and tenure-track faculty matter?

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Abstract

During the last two decades, there has been a significant growth in the share of faculty members at American colleges and universities that are employed in part-time or full-time nontenure-track positions. Our study is the first to address whether the increased usage of such faculty adversely affects undergraduate students' graduation rates. Using institutional level panel data from the College Board and other sources, our econometric analyses suggest that the increased usage of these faculty types does adversely affect graduation rates at four-year colleges, with the largest impact on students being felt at the public master's level institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhat is Happening to Public Higher Education?
EditorsR. G. Ehrenberg
Place of PublicationWestport, CT
PublisherPraeger
Pages37-50
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Zhang, L. (2006). Do tenured and tenure-track faculty matter? In R. G. Ehrenberg (Ed.), What is Happening to Public Higher Education? (pp. 37-50). Praeger.