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Cooper, Lori J.; Laster-Loftus, Amanda; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2019
Higher education faculty have numerous responsibilities that are not limited to instruction of classes. While it is well established in literature that faculty have a diverse set of responsibilities that extend well beyond a 40-hour work week, this information has yet to be cohesively transferred into suggestions for institutions to utilize when…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hammond, Helen G.; Coplan, Michael J.; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
While content and pedagogical knowledge are the foundation of quality instruction, there are a number of administrative, policy, and operational factors that influence instructional behaviors. Understanding the influence (positive or negative) of operational functions on teaching and learning can help inform policies, procedures, and support to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Effectiveness
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Zafonte, Maria; Taylor, Caroline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify areas of APA formatting that college instructors view as most problematic in student writing. Using a Likert-style survey, the greatest areas of reported concern were problems with documentation, specifically, citations, references, and quoting; of lesser concern were various style and formatting errors in…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, College Students, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Starcher, Keith; Mandernach, B. Jean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Institutions must understand the unique characteristics and motivations of adjunct faculty teaching online to more effectively support a diverse faculty population. The current study examines faculty characteristics and motivations to explore differences in the types of adjunct faculty teaching at non-profit or for-profit institutions. A survey of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Characteristics
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Holbeck, Rick – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
An understanding of online teaching time requirements provides essential information to inform scheduling, course size and instructor workload; in addition, awareness of the distribution of time across online teaching tasks provides insight to focus faculty efforts and tailor professional development to target instructional needs. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Correlation
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Elliott, Marquita; Rhoades, Nicole; Jackson, Christina M.; Mandernach, B. Jean – Journal of Educators Online, 2015
The increasing prevalence of online courses mandates an examination of the similarities--and differences--in the faculty training and development needs of those teaching online. With institutions facing increasingly limited resources, there is a need to prioritize faculty development initiatives that will encourage faculty participation. An…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Barclay, Justin; Huslig, Shanna; Jackson, Christina M. – Journal of Instructional Research, 2015
Work engagement is a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption. Employees reporting higher work engagement tend to be more satisfied, productive and show increased job longevity. As such, institutions benefit both financially and educationally--by having faculty who are engaged with…
Descriptors: Employment Level, College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Higher Education
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber; Mandernach, B. Jean; Donnelli-Sallee, Emily; Norris, Virgil Rusty – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Adjunct instructors are the fastest growing population of faculty in the academy; and, given the current economic condition and its impact on institutions of higher learning, the proportion of adjunct faculty is likely to increase (Gappa, Austin & Trice, 2007; NCES, 2011). Yet the adjunct population continues to remain disconnected from the…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Barriers
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Hudson, Swinton; Wise, Shanna – Journal of Educators Online, 2013
While research has examined the comparative time commitment required for online versus face-to-face teaching, little is known about the distribution of faculty time investment into the various aspects of online course facilitation. The purpose of this study is to examine the proportion of time faculty devote to each of the pedagogical components…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Teacher Surveys, Time Management
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Mason, Teresa; Forrest, Krista D.; Hackathorn, Jana – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
This study examines faculty views concerning the appropriateness of teaching specific undergraduate psychology courses in an online format. Faculty express concern about teaching methodology and counseling/clinical content courses online, but endorse teaching introductory and nonclinical content courses in either format; faculty report diverse…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Psychology, College Faculty
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Dailey-Hebert, Amber; Donnelli-Sallee, Emily – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2007
The movement into online education has raised concerns about the workload demands placed on faculty teaching online classes. Research indicates that faculty report a greater time investment for online classes than for equivalent face-to-face courses; concerns about time investment are compounded with the considerable ambiguity surrounding the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion, Distance Education
Mandernach, B. Jean; Donnelli, Emily; Dailey, Amber – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
In early models of online instruction, learning activities and assessments relied primarily on threaded discussions or papers. But advances in online technology, and a growing trend to incorporate collaborative learning strategies, have lead to the emergence of online group projects. While student-centered learning activities such as group…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Virtual Universities
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Dailey, Amber; Donnelli, Emily – Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
Instructors teaching in the online classroom are faced with the unique challenge of creating a personalized relationship in a virtual environment that lacks the traditional outlets for establishing an informal connection with students. While there are various means of facilitating the online student-teacher relationship, faculty Web pages are…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Web Sites, Blended Learning, Distance Education