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dc.contributor.authorGoethals, George R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHurshman, Laurie C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSischy, Adam C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinston, Gordon C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZhelev, Georgien_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, David J.en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing Mellon Foundation?s College and Beyond survey of alumni from 34 colleges anduniversities spanning 40 years, Clotfelter found that those who reported that someone ??besides students [took] a special interest in you or your work? also reported greater generalsatisfaction with their college and, concretely, made larger alumni gifts. This paper uses thosesame data to see who it was who is reported to have cared – faculty, coaches, deans,? – howthat differed by institutional type – public research universities, coed or women?s liberal artscolleges, Ivy universities? – and how it changed over time – for entering cohorts of 1951, 1976,and 1989. Some of the results may be predictable – for instance, that faculty are the main ?caregivers? in all times and places – while others are unexpected – that there?s no indication of adecline in the faculty role over time, for instance, or that athletes, while they find coaches morecaring than do non-athletes, still report that faculty are more caring than coaches.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWPEHE discussion paper series / Williams College, Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education |x67en_US
dc.titleWho Cares? How Students View Faculty and Other Adults in US Higher Educationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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