The role of online learning in the merit and promotion process: Is credit necessary or applied?

  • Lori Kupczynski Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Angela M. Gibson American Public University System
  • Linda Challoo Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Abstract

Traditionally, universities have awarded promotion/tenure based on subjective criteria developed by the granting institution and disregarded credit for creating and teaching an online course. Current standards for promotion/tenure at Texas public universities and the role that an online course should play in tenure/promotion process are explored. Texas was selected to represent national standards in the promotion and tenure process.

Author Biographies

Lori Kupczynski, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Counseling
Angela M. Gibson, American Public University System
Instructional Design Project Leader
Linda Challoo, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Assistant Professor
Published
2011-03-06
How to Cite
Kupczynski, L., Gibson, A. M., & Challoo, L. (2011). The role of online learning in the merit and promotion process: Is credit necessary or applied?. First Monday, 16(3). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v16i3.3356