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Bailey, Thomas
George & Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education
Director, Community College Research Center Director, National Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment
Education Policy and Social Analysis
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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, Developmental 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., Jaggars, S. & Jenkins, D. (2015) Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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.

Thomas Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA) at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an economist, with specialties in education, labor economics, and econometrics. He is also Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and two National Centers  funded by grants from the Institute for Education Sciences: the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE), established in 2011, and Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), established in 2014. From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Bailey directed another IES-funded center, the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR). With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Dr. Bailey established the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College in 1996 and since 1992 has been Director of the Institute on Education and the Economy (IEE) at Teachers College.

 

Dr. Bailey and the CCRC won the Terry O’Banion Prize for Teaching and Learning at the annual conference for the League for Innovation in the Community College in 2013 and he was inducted as an AERA Fellow in the same year. He has been a member of the National Academy of Education since 2012. In June 2010, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appointed him chair of the Committee on Measures of Student Success, which developed recommendations for community colleges to comply with completion rate disclosure requirements under the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Bailey has also served as a consultant to many public agencies and foundations as well as several state and local economic development and educational agencies.

 

Professor Bailey’s papers have appeared in a wide variety of education, policy-oriented and academic journals, and he has authored or co-authored several books on the employment and training of immigrants and the extent and effects of on-the-job training. Along with Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins, Bailey recently wrote Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success, which will be published by Harvard University Press in 2015. Other books include Defending the Community College Equity Agenda (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), co-edited with Vanessa Morest, Working Knowledge: Work-Based Learning and Education Reform (Routledge, 2004), co-authored with Katherine Hughes and David Moore; Manufacturing Advantage (Cornell University Press, 2000), written with Eileen Appelbaum, Peter Berg, and Arne Kalleberg; and The Double Helix of Education and the Economy (IEE, 1992), co-authored with Sue Berryman. Dr. Bailey holds a Ph.D. in labor economics from MIT.

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Reading to Learn

Rethinking literacy development in older students

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Teachers Discuss Reading and Writing Skills for Older Students

A conference for middle and high school teachers focuses on "Content Area Literacy".

In addition, new research by conference organizer Dolores Perin and her colleague, Rachel Hare, suggests that remedial, or developmental, reading and writing classes at community colleges could be more effective if, instead of using traditional, basic reading texts, they focused on materials that contain information about subjects students will study later in college.

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Education Leaders and Researchers Launch New Center on Education and Employment

Higher education experts from across the nation kicked off TC's new federally funded Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE), which will research how well different post-secondary pathways prepare students for the workforce.

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The Best Policy

A new department will centralize the College's interdisciplinary policy work and bring together some of the nation's leading experts.

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TEACHERS COLLEGE CREATES EDUCATION POLICY DEPARTMENT

The new department will centralize the College's interdisciplinary policy work and bring together some of the nation's leading experts.

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The Best Policy

A new department centralizes the College's interdisciplinary policy work.

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2012 Year in Review

Covering the period of September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012

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TC President, 11 Faculty Make 2014 EduScholar Public Influence Rankings

Rankings by Rick Hess, education blogger for the American Enterprise Institute, include President Susan Fuhrman and Thomas Bailey, Jeff Henig, Luis Huerta, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Hank Levin, Ernest Morrell, Aaron Pallas, Michael Rebell, Judith Scott-Clayton, Amy Stuart Wells and Penny Wohlstetter. Hess annually ranks university scholars by their contributions to public debates about education.

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2013 Year in Review: Research

2013 Year in Review: Research

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