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Employment Status, Teaching Load, and Student Performance in Online Community College Courses

Witt Salley (Clemson University, USA)
Melanie Shaw (Clemson University, USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 1:45pm
Institutional Strategies & Innovations
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Research Study
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Community Colleges
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Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Discovery Session 1

This presentation includes staffing strategies to enable the community college administrators to meet student demand for online courses and promote student success through staffing models.

Extended Abstract

A continued need exists for community college administrators to develop and implement strategies to ensure sufficient staffing resources that enable the institution to meet student demand for online courses and promote student success. This presentation will allow for an exploration of three issues: 1) online instructors in the local setting are overextended and are consequently unable to implement best practices. Because overextended online instructors cannot offer the presence and feedback needed to promote success, online student performance as measured by final course grades suffers. 2) The current institutional system encourages overload teaching assignments. 3) Increased teaching loads can have negative ramifications on online instructor attentiveness, student performance, and academic rigor. We will share results from a descriptive quantitative study about the relationships among (a) online instructor employment status, (b) online instructor teaching load, and (c) online student performance at a community college.