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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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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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Mandernach, B. Jean; Donnelli, Emily; Dailey, Amber; Schulte, Marthann – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2005
The rapid growth of online learning has mandated the development of faculty evaluation models geared specifically toward the unique demands of the online classroom. With a foundation in the best practices of online learning, adapted to meet the dynamics of a growing online program, the Online Instructor Evaluation System created at Park University…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Mentors