ERIC Number: EJ917800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 31
Faculty Concerns Related to Distance Learning within Nontraditional Doctoral Programs
Singleton, H. Wells; Session, Carmen L.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n129 p31-41 Spr 2011
As a unique academic offering, the nontraditional, distance-delivered doctorate poses particular issues for faculty members who choose to teach in such a program. Among these issues are compensation, administrative support, technology, innovation, time demands, workload, and promotion and tenure. In this chapter, the authors identify and provide characteristics of these issues most often associated with nontraditional doctoral studies as indicated by the faculty members associated with this environment. Because distance education has become a major component of many nontraditional doctoral programs, the authors synthesize the literature on an array of faculty concerns and only discuss faculty concerns related to distance learning within nontraditional doctoral programs.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Nontraditional Education, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Performance Factors, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Workload, Time Perspective, Technology Integration, School Support, Compensation (Remuneration), Motivation, Literature Reviews, Educational Innovation
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Education Level: Higher Education
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