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ERIC Number: EJ1055073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Characteristics of Adjunct Faculty Teaching Online: Institutional Implications
Mandernach, Jean; Register, Lexi; O'Donnell, Carrie
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v18 n1 Spr 2015
Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in online learning enrollments. The proportion of college students taking at least one online course is at an all-time high and 66% of higher education institutions indicate that online learning is critical to their long-term strategy (Allen & Seaman, 2014). Universities are increasingly relying on adjunct faculty to meet this need; as such, it is important for institutions to understand the unique motivations, characteristics and needs of online adjunct faculty to better support teaching effectiveness. A survey of 603 adjunct faculty teaching online courses provides an overview of characteristics of modern online adjunct faculty and highlights institutional adaptations necessary to accommodate a changing faculty body.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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