Online Teaching and the "New Normal": A Survey of Faculty Approaches to Synchronous and Asynchronous Courses in American Higher Education
This survey is a part of a research project titled Online Teaching and the "New Normal" which is being conducted by me, Steven D. Krause, a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University. The purpose of this survey is to collect information about the ways that college-level instructors have adapted their teaching methods to online delivery and the results of shifting to online delivery in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
You are being invited to participate in this project by completing this online survey. The survey has fewer than 20 questions and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. In order to participate, you must either be teaching a college class which is being delivered online for some part of the 2020-21 school year.
Your participation in this survey is strictly voluntary and you may refuse to participate or discontinue your participation at any time. If you decide to complete the survey, all information you submit will remain anonymous. Data gathered from this survey will be summarized in the aggregate, excluding all references to any individual responses. I will be asking about and collecting data about gender identity. I will store the data from this survey in my password protected EMU Google drive account, I will maintain control of that data at all times, and I will retain the collected data for five year after the study closes or after final publication of the results, whichever is later. I will send your de-identified information by email and only upon request. . I will compile and discuss the results of this survey in future academic conferences and publications. You will not incur any costs nor will you be compensated for your participation in this study.
At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you are interested in participating further in additional research associated with this project. Once again, you are no obligation to participate in this aspect of the study. If you do elect to participate, I will know your identity, but all personal and identifying information gathered from this further participation will remain confidential.
If you have any questions at all about this survey or informed consent, please feel free to contact the researcher, Steven D. Krause, via at
or via phone at 734-487-0985. For questions about your rights as a research subject, contact the Eastern Michigan University Human Subjects Review Committee at
or by phone at 734-487-3090.
I have read the above information about informed consent. I have read this form. I have had an opportunity to ask questions and am satisfied with the answers I received. I am teaching at least one course at the college level at an American institution during the 2020-21 school year, and I am over 18 years old. By answering this question, I am granting my consent to participate in this study.
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