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ERIC Number: ED436155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 8
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Effects of Faculty Motivation in Distributive Education Environments at Institutions of Higher Education.
Mitchell, Marlon R.
This research utilizes a survey to gather data about faculty motivation toward distributive education (DE), focusing on the three innermost rings of Don Olcott's Institutional Support Framework: faculty; promotion and tenure, compensation, training, and release time; and faculty senate, deans, president/provost, and chairs. The sample for the study was selected from a list of technology users (faculty and administrators) who subscribe to Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications Services (IHETS) for delivery of instructional services. The questionnaire was distributed via e-mail and focused on three themes--faculty demographics, job satisfaction, and early socialization. In order to examine the effect of DE on faculty motivation, the following three factors were evaluated: (1) differences in motivation of faculty according to career status; (2) difference in administrative and faculty perceptions of reward structure; and (3) difference in motivation to teach via distance. It is concluded that faculty are intrinsically motivated to teach in DE. Motivation theory supplies a foundation upon which faculty socialization to DE can be built. Theories such as goal setting, participant modeling, and intrinsic motivation can be used to foster an efficacious environment. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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