The Effect of Faculty-Student Interactions on Student Engagement at Community Colleges
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Higher Education Administration
Robert DeBard, PhD
Catherine Cassara-Jemai, PhD
Leigh Chiarelott, PhD (Committee Member)
William Knight, PhD (Committee Member)
This study examines the nature and extent of part-time instructor interactions with students in and outside of the classroom compared to full-time instructors at community colleges and how employment status affects student-instructor interactions. The research relies on a dataset provided by the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) organization. CCSSE surveyed 10,000 part-time and full-time instructors through the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE). Descriptive and inferential analyses allows for the examination of any major variables that influence instructor interactions with students. Findings reveal certain variables influence faculty-student interactions. Programs should be created and implemented for part-time instructors to encourage and to enhance faculty-student interactions.
Williams-Chehmani, Angie, "The Effect of Faculty-Student Interactions on Student Engagement at Community Colleges" (2009). Higher Education Ph.D. Dissertations. 23.