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In order to facilitate the collective bargaining process for distance learning compensation at Mid-Plains Community College Area in Nebraska (MPCCA), a phone survey was conducted in 1998. All in-state, public 2-year community colleges were contacted regarding their compensation practices in this area. In addition, a sampling of public 2-year colleges from other states was included, as was one 4-year institution. Survey questions asked whether additional compensation was given to instructors for learning how to prepare a distance education class or for actually preparing it; if extra compensation was given for teaching the class; and if any additional compensation was given, what type was it (i.e., ongoing, or only for the first time the class was taught). Results, based on 20 college respondents, showed that: (1) only two colleges compensated instructors on an ongoing basis for the development of a distance learning course: Elgin Community College, at which additional pay stops after 2 semesters, and MPCCA; (2) nine colleges did not extra compensate faculty for developing or learning to develop a distance learning course; and (3) 10 colleges did not give faculty extra compensation for teaching distance learning courses. A matrix of survey results details compensation by institution. (EMH)

Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Distance Education, Educational Policy, Program Design, Program Implementation, Surveys, Two Year Colleges

Author: Craig, Ford M.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7838&id=ED424897

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