English, Humanities & Communications
There is an increasing trend in higher education to hire adjunct faculty to teach online courses. While faculty at a traditional campus location can meet to collaborate with their peers, globally dispersed faculty, specifically adjuncts, who are teaching online may not be afforded this opportunity. To respond to this concern, the researchers conducted a grant-funded mixed-method study. The researchers created a Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) to determine whether participation increased sense of belonging among online adjunct faculty. Findings revealed an increase in connection among peers. The results from this study are noteworthy, and research in this area should continue.
Learning Communities Journal
Scholarly Commons Citation
Cottom, C., Atwell, A., Martino, L., & Ombres, S. (2018). Virtual Community of Practice: Connecting Online Adjunct Faculty. Learning Communities Journal, 10(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1159