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Faculty satisfaction in the online environment: An institutional study


Internet and Higher Education Volume 12, Number 3, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


A study of online faculty satisfaction was conducted at a public research university in the United States. Overall level of online faculty satisfaction at the institution, major concerns and motivating factors associated with online faculty satisfaction, and the differences between more and less satisfied online instructors were identified. One hundred two online instructors responded to the online faculty satisfaction survey. Results indicate a moderately positive level of faculty satisfaction with online teaching. Major frustrations were associated with technological difficulties, the lack of face-to-face contact, and student involvement. Satisfying elements pertained to flexibility, access, and student diversity. More satisfied online instructors reported a higher degree of student-to-instructor interaction than their less satisfied counterparts. The classification analysis resulted in 88.5% of online instructors being correctly classified.


Wasilik, O. & Bolliger, D.U. (2009). Faculty satisfaction in the online environment: An institutional study. Internet and Higher Education, 12(3), 173-178. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 8, 2021 from .

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