To DE or not to DE “How Much?” is the question.
Does the number of courses a full time faculty member teaches online matter?
Keep in Mind… • Who determines how many courses an instructor teaches online? • Administrators’ right of assignment? • Union work load issues? • What role does the senate have?
Major concerns? • Faculty are not available for students in ftf office hours • Administrators will chase fte by making faculty teach 100% online • Poor teachers will want to "hide" in online courses.
Major concerns? • Teachers wanting to escape campus or trying to collect large salaries will try to be 100% online and do it as correspondence rather than "virtual equivalent"
What are the issues? • How does this affect the involvement of FT faculty in on-campus activities? • If the course is the same as face-to-face, then why impose a limit? • How can regular effective contact be maintained if there are too many students to stay in one-on-one contact with?
What are the solutions? • Qualifications could be imposed. Some might be: • Let discipline areas (departments) determine this for themselves • office hours are required on campus • a set on-campus time commitment is imposed
What are the solutions? • Qualifications could be imposed. Some might be: • evaluation of courses every semester for 100% online situations • no over-load allowed • all committee commitments are honored. • Let administrators decide in consultation with senate & union