Recruitment Strategies for Online Programs
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Vol. IV, No. 4, Winter 2001
15 Pages Posted: 31 May 2011
Date Written: April 7, 2001
This paper addresses faculty recruitment for online programs. Related issues are faculty perceptions, program processes, and administrative supports. At traditional academic institutions, it is a challenge for program administrators to recruit admirable faculty members to teach in the online programs. The complaints and concerns expressed by the detractors need to be addressed in order to create a positive environment for the online programs.
In this paper we propose a model for faculty recruitment, taking into consideration areas of concern and contention, and suggest strategies to appropriately meet the challenges. Based on survey results, we suggest several criteria to be used in selecting online faculty members.
Keywords: online education, innovation in online teaching, online faculty, online program, online administration
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