Are Professors Worth It?

@article{Feld2020ArePW,
  title={Are Professors Worth It?},
  author={Jan Feld and Nicol{\'a}s Salamanca and U. Z{\"o}litz},
  journal={The Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2020},
  volume={55},
  pages={836 - 863}
}
A substantial share of university instruction happens in tutorial sessions—small group instruction given parallel to lectures. We study whether instructors with a higher academic rank teach tutorials more effectively in a setting where students are randomly assigned to tutorial groups. We find this to be largely not the case. Academic rank is unrelated to students’ current and future performance and only weakly positively related to students’ course evaluations. Building on these results, we… Expand
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