Faculty Governance in the Era of Online Education

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    As some form of online education knocks on the door of almost every higher education institution in the country, faculty are forced to not only learn how to teach in a new modality, but also grapple with how to migrate deeply held beliefs about academic freedom and academic integrity in to this new educational environment. While structures of governance at most "traditional" universities hold that it is the faculty who control the degree programs and the classes within them, successful online classes necessitate a team of people, including technologists, instructional designers, industry partners and even marketers. In this presentation we invite discussion about how can we (and should we) respect and protect faculty's privileged role in the academy in the era of online education?

     

    Presenters:

    Stephanie Birdsall, Manager, Online and Undergraduate Initiatives, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University;

    Pen Moon, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Online Graduate Programs; Arizona State University;

    Jason Robert, Arizona State University