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ERIC Number: EJ810313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Demographics, Employment Motivations, and Roles of Part-Time Faculty at Virtual Universities
Lefebvre, Lauryl A.
New Directions for Higher Education, n143 p37-44 Fall 2008
This article discusses the demographic profile, employment motivations, and changing roles of virtual faculty who hold part-time appointments. These insights are drawn from a 2006-2007 survey of forty-two part-time faculty working for virtual universities under the purview of the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC faculty were surveyed using an online questionnaire consisting of thirty-nine close-ended and twenty-four open-ended questions and semistructured telephone interviews. Additional information on the demographic profile comes from a 2005 survey of eighty-four faculty at Walden University, a virtual university with membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Walden faculty were surveyed using an online questionnaire consisting of twelve close-ended questions. Questionnaire response rates for both studies were 27 percent. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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