The Unbundling and Rebundling of the Faculty Role in E-Learning Community College Courses

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194795
Title:
The Unbundling and Rebundling of the Faculty Role in E-Learning Community College Courses
Author:
Smith, Vernon Clay
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The unbundling of the faculty role occurs when e-learning course tasks normally performed by a single faculty member--such as course design, development, delivery, grading, interaction with students, course improvement, and advisement--are segmented or unbundled so that they can be performed by other personnel or with technologies. Using a qualitative methods approach, this study examines the unbundling and restructuring of the faculty professional role in large enrollment e-learning courses. This study was conducted at three community colleges in a large, urban community college district, and presents three models of e-learning course production that affect the unbundling of the faculty role: craft, collegial, and virtual assembly line. This research also examines how e-learning faculty members seek to rebundle tasks associated with their professional role and identity, and the tasks they perceive as meeting student needs and demand. This study contributes to professional and economic theories concerning faculty members in the e-learning context, and advances theories associated with academic labor, managed professionals, Academic Capitalism, and the globalization of the community college.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Unbundling of Faculty Role; Rebundling of Faculty Role; E-Learning Course Production Models; Online or E-Learning Community College Courses; Craft; Collegial; Virtual Assembly Line Production; Academic Capitalism
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Higher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rhoades, Gary
Committee Chair:
Rhoades, Gary

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Unbundling and Rebundling of the Faculty Role in E-Learning Community College Coursesen_US
dc.creatorSmith, Vernon Clayen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Vernon Clayen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe unbundling of the faculty role occurs when e-learning course tasks normally performed by a single faculty member--such as course design, development, delivery, grading, interaction with students, course improvement, and advisement--are segmented or unbundled so that they can be performed by other personnel or with technologies. Using a qualitative methods approach, this study examines the unbundling and restructuring of the faculty professional role in large enrollment e-learning courses. This study was conducted at three community colleges in a large, urban community college district, and presents three models of e-learning course production that affect the unbundling of the faculty role: craft, collegial, and virtual assembly line. This research also examines how e-learning faculty members seek to rebundle tasks associated with their professional role and identity, and the tasks they perceive as meeting student needs and demand. This study contributes to professional and economic theories concerning faculty members in the e-learning context, and advances theories associated with academic labor, managed professionals, Academic Capitalism, and the globalization of the community college.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectUnbundling of Faculty Roleen_US
dc.subjectRebundling of Faculty Roleen_US
dc.subjectE-Learning Course Production Modelsen_US
dc.subjectOnline or E-Learning Community College Coursesen_US
dc.subjectCraften_US
dc.subjectCollegialen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Assembly Line Productionen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Capitalismen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.chairRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCheslock, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jennyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2824en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749889en_US
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