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The New “Cooling Out” Functions Within Higher Education

by Daniel Jacoby - November 09, 2006

This commentary updates Burton Clark’s student "cooling out" function by showing that community colleges now also “cool out” aspiring faculty members, by placing them in part-time employment. This new cooling out function results in lower student graduation rates and thus aggravates the original student "cooling out" function posited by Clark.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 09, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12834, Date Accessed: 9/25/2021 4:58:36 PM

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  • Daniel Jacoby
    University of Washington, Bothell
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    DANIEL JACOBY is the current holder of the University of Washington's Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies. He is an economist who teaches within the UW Bothell's Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program and also in its Master in Arts in Policy Studies Program. He writes on labor, education and economic history, and is author of "Laboring for Freedom: A New Look at the History of US Labor," (ME Sharpe, 1999).
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