Barriers and facilitators for mid- and later-life community college students: The role of faculty

January 27, 2021


  • Phyllis A. Cummins
  • Annabelle Arbogast
  • Kathryn McGrew
  • Peter Riley Bahr

This qualitative study of students in mid- and later-life (MLL; age 40 and older) sought to address the role faculty play in facilitating student success and how institutions support faculty, especially adjunct faculty. Adjunct faculty teach a majority of classes at community colleges but are not provided the same professional development opportunities as tenure track faculty and are often not well integrated into the college system.

Community College Journal of Research and Practice, doi: 10.1080/10668926.2021.1876782

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