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ERIC Number: EJ1065503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
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ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Financial Bottom Line: Estimating the Cost of Faculty/Adjunct Turnover and Attrition for Online Programs
Betts, Kristen S.; Sikorski, Bernadine
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v11 n1 Spr 2008
Turnover and attrition of online faculty and adjunct faculty is a reality. While there are no reported national statistics or data on annual turnover/attrition for online faculty/adjunct, the overall costs of recruiting, training, and replacing faculty/adjunct can be staggering. Moreover, the short and long term effects of online faculty/adjunct who are not properly trained through recruitment and retention plans can result in faculty/adjunct attrition, student attrition, low graduation rates, legal action, and negatively affect the reputation of an institution. Therefore, online programs administrators must be cognizant of "costs" associated with faculty/adjunct turnover/attrition and understand the inherent importance of recruitment, retention and incentive plans related to program sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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