This year at SAMIBC2020 we are pleased to announce another of our presenters, Emily Nelson from Tennessee Tech University. Emily will be presenting, Faculty Satisfaction: Online Courses in Higher Education.
Presentation Abstract: The purpose of this research is to combine and extend the literature to determine how many and to what extent various job-related factors influence faculty satisfaction with online teaching. A preliminary investigation was first conducted to identify job-related aspects that influence faculty satisfaction and dissatisfaction. The study is a good representation of U.S. faculty. An exploratory factor analysis was performed to identify the motivators and hygienes factors based on the items determined from the preliminary investigation. Hierarchical linear regressions were then conducted to determine the motivators and hygienes factors influence on faculty satisfaction with online teaching. Crosstabulations were used to analyze the association between whether faculty are more satisfied with many or minimal interactions/relationships with students and demographic variables. The results indicate that most of the motivators and hygienes factors significantly influence faculty satisfaction with online teaching. Overall, faculty are satisfied with online teaching. Limitations and future directions are discussed.
Join us in Nashville, Tennessee to see this great paper and many more March 19 – 21, 2020. For registration information visit www.samnational.org/conference.