A new study finds an association between student retention and adjunct faculty. Who will be teaching you when you go to college?
I recently wrote a post blasting the idea of student-to-faculty ratios as a bogus measure of educational quality. It turns out that universities themselves don’t have a solid measure of what the ratios really are, or even keep track of the percentage of students taught by tenure-track professors–as opposed to adjunct, part-timers, or graduate students. […]
The other day I received this question from a client: Hi, Mark. I’ve been reading college profiles, and nearly all of them cite student-to-faculty ratios, all of which fall in to a relatively narrow range of perhaps 12:1 to 20:1. How important is this statistic in choosing a college? My short answer: not very. The […]