Number of Adjunct Profs Negatively Impacting Rank?

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S-IV
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Number of Adjunct Profs Negatively Impacting Rank?

Postby S-IV » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:32 am

Hey guys,

In the past I've been told that a school's number of adjunct professors can negatively affect the school's rank. I tried to do some research on this to see if the idea is true, but pretty much found nothing. Thoughts?

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Re: Number of Adjunct Profs Negatively Impacting Rank?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:47 am

Don't know, but fortunately the number of chairs in the library can more than make up for it.

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Re: Number of Adjunct Profs Negatively Impacting Rank?

Postby S-IV » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:46 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Don't know, but fortunately the number of chairs in the library can more than make up for it.


LOL!

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Re: Number of Adjunct Profs Negatively Impacting Rank?

Postby Samara » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:34 am

S-IV wrote:Hey guys,

In the past I've been told that a school's number of adjunct professors can negatively affect the school's rank. I tried to do some research on this to see if the idea is true, but pretty much found nothing. Thoughts?

Here's the ranking methodology: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-gr ... ology-2012

Unless the number of adjunct professors affect the student/faculty ratio or the peer assessment, they don't have any impact on rankings.

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Re: Number of Adjunct Profs Negatively Impacting Rank?

Postby Opie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:21 pm

Some top schools have a lot of adjuncts because those people have careers that are considered more important that teaching.




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