ALN Teaching as Routine Faculty Workload

Gregory Hislop, Michael Atwood


If the current growth in online education continues, teaching online will become part of routine faculty workload at many traditional, research-oriented universities. This is already occurring within some faculties, and this paper focuses on one of those cases. The paper describes faculty issues related to a completely online graduate degree in Information Systems at Drexel University. Following a brief overview, the paper presents results of a survey of the faculty affected by this degree. The survey addresses faculty support for the degree, and for the prospect of online teaching as a significant, permanent part of the work of the college.


ALN,Faculty Workload,Online Education

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