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Thomas Bailey

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A. Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude in Economics
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics

Scholarly Interests

Labor economics, Community Colleges, Econometrics, Education Policy, Developemental Education, Assessment, Educational Equity, Higher Ed And Workforce Prep, School-to-Work Transition, Online Learning

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

Belfield, C. & Bailey, T. (2011, January). The benefits of attending community college: A review of the evidence. Community College Review, 39(1) 46–68.

Bailey, T., Jeong, D.W., & Cho, S.W. (2010, March). Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges. Economics of Education Review, 29, 255–270.

Bailey, T. (2009). Challenge and opportunity: Rethinking the role and function of developmental education in community college. New Directions for Community Colleges, 145, 11–30.

Calcagno, J.C., Bailey, T., Jenkins, D., Kienzl, G., & Leinbach, T. (2008, December). Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference? Economics of Education Review, 27(6), 632–645.

Bailey, T. (2008, May). Transition matters: Community college to bachelor’s degree (Panelist testimony). Proceedings report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 46–49.

Van Noy, M., Jacobs, J., Korey, S., Bailey, T., & Hughes, K. L. (2008, April/May). The rise of noncredit workforce education. Community College Journal, 78(5), 54–59.

Bailey, T. (2008, February). Beyond traditional college: The role of community colleges, career and technical postsecondary education in preparing a globally competitive work force. The New Role of Higher Education Attainment in Global Competitiveness and Income Opportunity: Implications for National Policy, 23(1), 25–30.

Calcagno, J. C., Crosta, P., Bailey, T., & Jenkins, D. (2007) Does age of entrance affect community college completion probabilities? Evidence from a discrete-time hazard model. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 29(3), 218–235.

Calcagno, J. C., Crosta, P., Bailey, T., & Jenkins, D. (2007) Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on community college student outcomes. Research in Higher Education, 48(7), 775–801.

Bailey, T., Calcagno, J., Jenkins, D., Leinbach, T., & Kienzl, G. (2006). Is the Student-Right-To-Know all you should know? An analysis of community college graduation rates. Research in Higher Education, 47(5), 491–519.

Scott, M., Bailey, T., & Kienzl, G. (2006, May).Relative success: Determinants of college graduation rates in public and private colleges. Research in Higher Education, 47(3), 247–277.

Alfonso, M., Bailey, T., & Scott, M. (2005). Educational outcomes of occupational sub-baccalaureate students: Evidence from the 1990s. Economics of Education Review, 24(2), 197–212.

Marcotte, D., Bailey, T., Borkoski, C., & Kienzl, G. (2005). The returns of a community college education: Evidence from the National Education Longitudinal Study. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 27(2), 157–175.

Bailey, T., & Karp, M. M. (2004) Expanding the reach of dual enrollment programs. Community College Journal, 75(3), 9–11.

Berg, P., Appelbaum, A., Bailey, T., & Kalleberg, A. (2004). Contesting time: International comparisons of employee control of working time. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 57(3), 331–349.

Bailey, T., & Weininger, E. (2002). Performance, graduation, and transfer of immigrants and natives in CUNY community colleges. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24(4), 359–377.

Bailey, T., Hughes, K. L., & Karp, M. M. (2002). What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education? The Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 24(2), 18–29.

 

Books:

Bailey, T., & Morest, V. S. (Eds.) (2006). Defending the community college equity agenda. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bailey, T., Hughes, K. L., & Moore, D. (2004). Working knowledge: Work-based learning and education reform. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer.

Quigley, M., & Bailey, T. (2003). Community college movement in perspective: Teachers College responds to the Truman Commission. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.

Appelbaum, E., Bailey, T., Berg, P., & Kalleberg, A. (2000). Manufacturing advantage: Why high-performance work systems pay off. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Bailey, T. (Ed.). (1995). Learning to work: Employer involvement in school-to-work transition programs. Washington DC: Brookings Institution.

Berryman, S., & Bailey, T. (1992). The double helix of education and the economy. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Institute on Education and the Economy.

Benton, L., Bailey, T., Noyelle, T., & Stanback, T. (1991). Employee training and U.S. competitiveness: Lessons for the 1990s. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Bailey, T. (1987). Immigrant and native workers: Contrasts and competition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

 

Book Chapters

Bailey, T. and Belfield, C. (2011). Community college occupational degrees: Are they worth it? In Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania (forthcoming).

Bailey, T. (2011). Can community colleges achieve ambitious graduation goals? In M. Schneider & A. Kelly (Eds.), Degrees of difficulty: Can American higher education regain its edge? Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute (forthcoming).

Bailey, T. (2009). Challenge and opportunity: Rethinking the role and function of developmental education in community college. In A. C. Bueschel & A. Venezia (Eds.), New directions for community colleges: Policies and practices to improve student preparation and success (145, pp. 11-30). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Bailey, T. (2007). Implications of educational inequality in a global economy. In C. Belfield & H. Levin (Eds.), The price we pay: Economic and social consequences of inadequate education. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Orr, M. T., Bailey, T., Hughes, K. L., Kienzl, G., & Karp, M. M. (2007). The national academy foundation’s career academies: Shaping postsecondary transitions. In D. Neumark (Ed.), Improving school-to-work transitions (pp. 169–209). New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Shaw, K. M., & Bailey, T. (2007). Can access to community colleges for low-income adults be improved? Testing a model of the policy change process across six diverse states. In K. M. Shaw & D. E. Heller (Eds.), State postsecondary education research: New methods to inform policy and practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Bailey, T. (2006). Increasing competition and growth of the for-profits. In T. Bailey & V. S. Morest (Eds.), Defending the community college equity agenda (pp. 87–109). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Appelbaum, E., Bailey, T., Berg, P., & Kalleberg, A. (2005) Organizations and the intersection of work and family, a comparative perspective. In Ackroyd, Batt, Thompson, & Toylbert (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of work & organization (pp. 52–73). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Bailey, T. (2003). A researcher’s perspective. In A. McCormick & R. Cox (Eds.), New directions for community colleges: Classification systems for the 21st Century. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Appelbaum, E., Bailey, T., Berg, P., & Kalleberg, A. (2002). Shared work/valued care: New norms for organizing market work and unpaid care work. In H. Monsley, J. O’Reilly & K. Schomann (Eds.), Labour markets, gender and institutional change, (pp. 136–165). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Bailey, T. (2002). Community colleges in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities. In P.A. Graham & N. Stacey (Eds.), The knowledge economy and postsecondary education (pp. 59–76). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Bailey, T. (2002). The evolving community college: The multiple mission debate. In N. Thomas, A. Lorenzo, & M. Milliron (Eds.), Perspectives on the community college (pp. 47–50). Washington, DC: League for Innovation.

 

Peer Reviewed Monographs

Tierny, W. G., Bailey, T., Constantine, J., Finkelstein, N., & Hurd, N.F. (2009). Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do: A practical guide (NCEE #2009-4066). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Bailey, T., Jacobs, J., & Jenkins, D. (2004, January). Outsourcing of instruction at community colleges. Stanford, CA: Stanford University, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement.

Bailey, T., Badway, N., & Gumport, P. (2001, July). For-profit higher education and community colleges (Deliverable No. 0400). Stanford, CA: Stanford University, National Center for Postsecondary Improvement.

 

Selected Reports and Papers

Bailey, T. (2011). Developing input-adjusted metrics of community college performance. Paper presented at Context for Success meeting, Washington, DC.

Bailey, T. & Xu, D. (2011). Input-Adjusted graduation rates and college accountability: What is known from twenty years of research? New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Smith Jaggars, S., & Bailey, T. (2010, July). Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a Department of Education meta-analysis. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Zeidenberg, M., & Bailey, T. (2010, March). Human resource development and career and technical education in American community colleges. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Resources Development Group Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Calcagno, J. C., Crosta, P., Bailey, T., & Jenkins, D. (2006, October). Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on community college student outcomes (CCRC Working Paper No. 4). New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Jenkins, D., & Leinbach, T. (2006, September [updated]). Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges (CCRC Working Paper No. 1). New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Crosta, P., & Jenkins, D. (2006, August). What can Student Right-to-Know graduation rates tell us about community college performance? (CCRC Working Paper No. 6). New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Leinbach, T., Scott, M., Alfonso, M., Kienzl, G., & Kennedy, B. (2004). The characteristics of occupational sub-baccalaureate students entering the new millennium. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment of Vocational Education.

Bailey, T. & Alfonso, M. (2005). Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges [Monograph]. Lumina Foundation for Education New Agenda Series , 6(1).

Bailey, T., Jenkins, D., & Leinbach, T. (2005, January). Community college low-income and minority student completion study: descriptive statistics from the 1992 high school cohort . New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Jenkins, D., & Leinbach, T. (2005, January). What we know about community college low-income and minority student outcomes: Descriptive statistics from national surveys New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Alfonso, M., Calcagno, J. C., Jenkins, D., Kienzl, G., & Leinbach, T. (2004, November). Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Alfonso, M., Scott, M., & Leinbach, T. (2004, August). The educational outcomes of occupational postsecondary students. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment of Vocational Education.

Bailey, T., Kienzl, G., & Marcotte, D. E., (2004, August). The return to a sub-baccalaureate education: The effects of schooling, credentials and program of study on economic outcomes. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment of Vocational Education.

Bailey, T. & Morest, V. S. (2004, February). The organizational efficiency of multiple missions for community colleges. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Jacobs, J., & Jenkins, D. (2004, January). Outsourcing of instruction at community colleges. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Matsuzuka, Y., Jacobs, J., Hughes, K. L., & Morest, V. S. (2003, October).  Institutionalization and sustainability of the National Science Foundation’s advanced technological education program. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T. (2003, May). The response of community colleges to increasing competition and growth of the for-profits. Paper prepared for the Markets, Profits, and the Future of Higher Education Conference. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College.

Bailey, T., Jacobs, J., Jenkins, D., & Leinbach, T. (2003, April). Community colleges and the equity agenda: What the record shows. Paper presented at the AACC National Conference, Dallas, TX.

Bailey, T., & Matsuzuka, Y. (2003, April). Integration of vocational and academic curricula through the NSF advanced technological education program (ATE). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association 84th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bailey, T., & Karp, M. M. (2003). Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. New York, NY: Columbia University, Teachers College, Community College Research Center.

Bailey, T., Hughes, K. L., & Karp, M. M. (2002). What role can dual enrollment play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education? Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

Karp, M. M., & Bailey, T. (2002, June). Dual credit options in high school. Memo prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

Bailey, T., & Weininger, E. (2002, March). Performance, graduation, and transfer of immigrants and natives in City University of New York Community Colleges. Paper prepared for New Immigrants in New York: Incorporation of Recent Immigrants in New York City Conference, New School University.

 


biographical information

ITSF 4902: Research Independent Study:International Transcultural

Research Independent Study:International Transcultural

ITSF 5430: Internship

Permission required. Supervised experiences in diverse settings designed to develop skills in research, development, planning, and evaluation.

ITSF 6902: Studies in international and transcultural studies

ITSF 8900: Dissertation advisement in international and transcultural studies

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

Documents & Papers

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Centers and Projects

Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE)
Website: http://www.capseecenter.org


Community College Research Center
Website: http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/


Institute on Education and the Economy
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/iee

The Institute on Education and the Economy (IEE) is an interdisciplinary policy research center that focuses its attention on the interaction between education and the economy. The Institute is dedicated to carrying out research that will help improve educational policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels and to developing an active research community of TC students and faculty interested in these topics. IEE's research agenda includes issues such as the changes in the nature, organization, and skill requirements of work; education reforms designed to address the changing needs of the workplace; the educational value of work; learning on the job; the school-to-work model; the design and effectiveness of work-based learning, employer participation in education; academic and industry-based skill standards; and related education reforms. IEE is directed by Professor Thomas Bailey, an economist in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies. The Institute's permanent staff includes sociologists, economists, and psychologists. Several Teachers College faculty and faculty from other schools at Columbia as well as other universities and research organizations also work with the Institute.

IEE also offers many opportunities for graduate students to work on research projects under the guidance of faculty and senior researchers. Recent activities have included the development of joint faculty-student study groups on work-based learning and on community colleges. Staff at the Institute have been influential in the development and implementation of the School to Work Opportunities Act of 1994 and the Educate America, Goals 2000 Act of 1994.Reports of research findings, working papers, and non-technical Briefs are available through the IEE website, or for a nominal cost. The Institute also houses the Community College Research Center (see the description of the Community College Research Center).

Contact: Thomas Bailey
 E-mail: tb3@columbia.edu



Latina/o and Latin American Faculty Working Group
Website: http://www.tc.edu/latino-ed/


National Center for Postsecondary Research
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/centers/ncpr

The National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) focuses on measuring the effectiveness of programs designed to help students make the transition to college and master the basic skills needed to advance to a degree. NCPR is currently pursuing research in dual enrollment; postsecondary remediation, including learning communities; and financial aid.

NCPR is housed at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, and is operated in collaboration with partners MDRC and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and with a professor at Harvard University. Established in 2006, the Center is funded by a grant of $9,813,619 from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Thomas Bailey appeared in the following articles:

Abby M. O'Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarship Support (11/6/2013)

Thomas Bailey in the NYT Room for Debate. Oct. 29, 2013 (11/4/2013 11:24:00 AM)

TC's Bailey Calls on High Schools, Colleges, Employers to Collaborate (11/1/2013)

A Letter from Susan Fuhrman (10/10/2013)

The Joy of Giving: Abby M. O'neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College (6/27/2013)

"Not Afraid to Suggest or Advise" (5/17/2013)

TC's Bailey, Henig, Wells Named AERA Fellows (3/14/2013)

2012 Year in Review (2/20/2013)

TC'S Tom Bailey: Access to High-quality Education is Unequal from Earliest Schooling (7/5/2012)

Three at CCRC Warn that CT's Legislation on Remedial Education is Too Restrictive (5/21/2012)

TC's Bailey and Kagan Elected to National Academy of Education (5/7/2012)

News @ TC (5/1/2012)

TC's Bailey Receives 2012 AERA Exemplary Research Award (4/23/2012)

CCRC's Tom Bailey: New Ways to Calculate College Graduation Rates are "Major Step Forward," If Flawed (4/18/2012)

CCRC's Tom Bailey: Measures of Community College Graduation Rates Need Improvement (3/5/2012)

Judging Community Colleges by a New Standard (2/27/2012)

Thomas Bailey and the Community College Research Agenda (11/17/2011)

Education Leaders and Researchers Launch New Center on Education and Employment (10/14/2011)

Bailey Campaign Story (10/4/2011)

Community College Center's New Unit to Study Post-College Jobs and Salaries (8/4/2011)

TC's Tom Bailey Comments on Indiana Plan to Encourage Top Scholars to Consider Community Colleges (7/9/2011)

TC at AERA 2011 (5/12/2011)

Policy Highlights (5/11/2011)

TC at AERA 2011 (4/12/2011)

Employee News (2/11/2011)

Susan Fuhrman Winter 2011 Letter (2/11/2011)

TC's Community College Research Evaluates "Achieving the Dream" (2/9/2011)

The Best Policy (2/7/2011)

Strategies for Increasing Community College Student Success Highlighted in New Series of Papers (1/20/2011)

TEACHERS COLLEGE CREATES EDUCATION POLICY DEPARTMENT (1/13/2011)

The Best Policy (1/13/2011)

Staffing News (12/17/2010)

Reading to Learn (12/8/2010)

The Kresge Foundation Supports TC's Community College Research Center (11/17/2010)

The Kresge Foundation Supports TC's Community College Research Center (11/2/2010)

Community Colleges Must Improve, Conference Speakers Say (9/30/2010)

Teachers Discuss Reading and Writing Skills for Older Students (7/12/2010)

Bailey Says Community Colleges May Need to Market Themselves in the Future (7/2/2010)

Bailey to Lead National Committee on Success Measures at Two-Year Colleges (6/4/2010)

State Legislators Convene at TC (5/19/2010)

State Legislators Gather at TC (5/10/2010)

AERA 2010 (4/1/2010)

Shaping Education for Young and Old (4/1/2010)

State Legislators to Meet at TC to Talk About Education (3/4/2010)

Access to What? (12/3/2009)

Hechinger Fellows Get Schooled on Community Colleges (9/24/2009)

TC's Community College Research Center Gets Major Grant to Assess Strategies for Boosting Student Completion Rates (6/30/2009)

Relative Advantages of Associate Degrees and Certificates (1/22/2009)

Lost Before They Start (1/19/2009)

Education as a Tool for Breaking the Cycles of Poverty (11/21/2008)

Huge Databases Offer a Research Gold Mine — and Privacy Worries (5/9/2008)

TC at AERA, 2008 (3/25/2008)

New Books from TC Faculty (2/14/2008)

New Books from Teachers College Faculty (1/8/2008)

CCRC Awarded $4.4 Million Grant to Implement and Study Career-Focused Dual Enrollment in California (1/7/2008)

Getting Better All the Time (10/18/2007)

Hechinger Announces Community College Fellowships (6/6/2007)

2006: Research Highlights (5/8/2007)

2006: The Year in Review (5/8/2007)

TC's Presence at AERA: Eclectic, Wide-Ranging and Award-Winning (5/8/2007)

Anxiety, Values and Undergrad Education (4/16/2007)

Scholars Suggest Improvements in Graduation Data That Community Colleges Are Required to Report (4/10/2007)

Scrutiny for Transfer Program (2/21/2007)

CUNY Starts Program to Improve Community-College Graduation Rates (1/29/2007)

Around TC (1/22/2007)

Hire Education (1/9/2007)

CCRC Releases Groundbreaking Book on Challenges Facing Community Colleges (12/6/2006)

Defending the Community College Agenda (12/1/2006)

2005 at TC: The Year in Review (9/20/2006)

Gateway to Opportunity? (9/20/2006)

TC: America's Policy Mecca (9/18/2006 1:27:00 PM)

TC Shares in $10 million Award for National Federal Research Center on Postsecondary Education (7/14/2006)

Research on Higher Ed Gets a Boost (7/13/2006)

An "A" for Access, A "C" for Success (7/1/2006)

3 Projects for 2-Year Colleges Doing Institutional Research (6/6/2006)

Enrollment Ages Drop (4/20/2006)

American Educational Research Association Features TC Faculty (4/8/2006)

American Educational Research Association Features TC Faculty and Student Research (4/6/2006)

Low US Literacy Rate Costs Billions (12/20/2005)

Researchers Tally Costs of Education Failing (11/2/2005)

Fall Symposium at Teachers College to Focus on Costs of Inadequate Education (6/9/2005)

Easing the Transition (5/1/2005)

Building a Pathway for Occupational Students (4/26/2005)

Bailey Calls for More Research on Community Colleges (2/23/2005)

The Role of Federal Government in Vocational Education (2/1/2003)

Continuing to Repair the World (8/28/2002)

Symposium finds that (4/10/2002)

Community Colleges Serving the Needs of Education and the Economy (1/1/2002)

Education for a Changing Workplace (1/1/2002)

Education’s Role in the Economy (1/1/2002)

Faculty Briefs (7:2) (10/1/2001)

New Report from the IEE Shows School-to-Work Initiatives Impact Student Performance (6/1/2001)

Research: Workers in High Performance Systems Earn More Than Those in Traditional Settings (6/1/2001)

Center on Chinese Education Created at TC (1/1/2001)

Sloan Foundation Extends Grant to Community College Reserach Center (1/1/2001)

Teachers College: A Leader in Educating Leaders (1/1/2000)

The Community College Research Center Hosts a Worksgroup Series (4/6/1998)

TC Communique Issue 1, Number 4 (12/1/1997)

TC Communique Issue 1, Number 3 (11/1/1997)

TC Communique Issue 1, Number 1 (9/1/1997)

New Center for Research Involving Community Colleges Established at Teachers College, Columbia University (1/1/1996)

TC Expert Source Guide (1/1/1900)