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ERIC Number: ED549628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 202
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-8130-2
The Perceived Presence and Effect of Incentives on Community College Faculty Members' Enthusiasm to Teach Online
Beck, Burton Cornelius, Jr.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Alabama
The purpose of this study is to determine the perceived effects of incentives on community college faculty member enthusiasm to teach online courses. Ten incentives used with college faculty were identified in the literature: (a) release time, (b) personal satisfaction, (c) teaching development, (d) technical support, (e) professional prestige, (f) intellectual challenge, (g) monetary, (h) recognition, (i) job security, and (j) promotion. Based on these incentives, the Faculty Incentive Questionnaire was developed for this study consisting of three 10-item rating scales: the Exposure to Incentives scale, the Enthusiasm to Teach Online scale, and the Influence of Enthusiasm scale. The study's participants were 10 faculty members, academic deans, vice-presidents of instruction, and institutional advancement personnel in participating Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Level 1 community colleges. Follow-up interviews provided qualitative data. The primary findings from the quantitative data indicated that significant differences existed between: (a) Exposure to Incentives scale scores and gender for faculty members who have taught online; (b) Exposure to Incentives scale scores and discipline of instruction for faculty members who have not taught online; (c) Enthusiasm to Teach Online scale scores and gender in both groups (those who have and those who have not taught online). Positive correlations existed between scores on the Exposure to Incentives scale, Enthusiasm to Teach Online scale, and the Influence of Enthusiasm scale in both groups. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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