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The 21st Century University: A Model for Integrating Best Practices in Distributed Learning Environments
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, , , American Public University System, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The proliferation of online learning and strained budgets have led universities to increasingly rely on adjunct faculty and remote employees. The by-product of these actions have led to paradigmatic shift in they way that the University is conceptualized. Nowhere is this more true than the traditional tripartite teaching / research / service construct that has long been considered the foundation of higher education. While this model has brought about efficiencies of scale, the ability to research and disseminate best practices has been questioned. This presentation focuses on a model that draws upon Drucker’s concept of institutional accountability to illustrate how horizontal integration of well defined research, data analysis, training, and administrative structures can create an effective means of engaging faculty in this new environment. Architectures for replication and implementation will be provided to participants, along with data demonstrating the feasibility of this model.

Citation

Ice, P., Boston, W. & Powell, K. (2010). The 21st Century University: A Model for Integrating Best Practices in Distributed Learning Environments. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 1830). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2021 from .

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