ERIC Number: ED520956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Online Faculty Satisfaction and Quality Enhancement Initiatives
Satterlee, Anita G.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of IABR and ITLC (Dublin, Ireland, 2010)
The purpose of this paper is to examine possible effects of an institution's quality enhancement initiatives on the job satisfaction of online faculty. Quality enhancement initiatives are a normal part of the accreditation process and faculty shoulder some of the responsibility for success of those initiatives. Therefore, it is imperative that university administration be concerned that the additional burden of any initiatives added to workload does not negatively affect the level of satisfaction experienced by faculty serving in the online environment. To increase the success of quality enhancement initiatives, it is imperative that faculty who teach using online modalities experience job satisfaction. This paper reviews the online academic environment, the faculty who teach online, quality enhancement initiatives, and job satisfaction of online faculty. The paper then provides methods that may be used by university administration to enhance job satisfaction.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A