Part 1

DATA ANALYSIS

Faculty Engagement Survey Part 1 (March 2014 / April 2015)

Question: Does your institution conduct a local conference or educational technology event(s) to encourage innovation and sharing?

Procedure

  • Calculated data values for questions 1, 2 and 5.
  • Categorized and summarized responses to questions 3, 4, 6 and 7.
  • Combined results with results of same questionnaire from Year 1, March 2014.

Results

  • Data based on 32 positive responses between 3/3 - 3/18, 2014 and 4/13 - 4/14, 2015.

Question

Answers

1. How effective do you feel it is?

Scale 1=Very ineffective  |   5=Very effective

Mean 4.09
SD 0.89
Median 4
Mode 4
2. Are you planning to continue or discontinue using it?
Discontinue 0
Continue 32
3. List the three main benefits of using this strategy.

Listed by category with amount of respondents who mentioned it in parentheses, listed by order of frequency:

  • Faculty sharing of ideas and experiences, learning from peers (18)
  • Makes faculty aware of new educational technologies, innovative uses of ed. technologies and/or good ed. tech practices (12)
  • Allows for IT support to form relationships and create connections with faculty (11)
  • Challenges faculty to think about ed. tech and/or creates a focus on ed. tech (8)
  • Encourages and rewards innovation, while enabling the coverage of a broad range of teaching strategies and ed tech tools (7)
  • Allows and encourages faculty networking (7)
  • Brings together faculty from different disciplines or backgrounds (7)
  • Provides opportunities for faculty training and feedback (7)
  • Outside speaker benefits (draws crowd, message seen as having more authority) (3)
  • Increases faculty confidence with ed. tech (3)
  • Better attendance compared to other events and ability to reach all [or more] faculty at one event (2)
4. List the three main issues to consider when using or introducing this strategy.

Listed by category with amount of respondents who mentioned it in parentheses, listed by order of frequency:

  • Encouraging attendance (16)
    • Prizes / raffle / food
    • Presentations by peers
    • Selecting topics of interest
  • Planning, organization, marketing (16)
    • Top-down support helpful
    • Use faculty planning committee
    • Continuous development of event
    • Dealing with potential for event to mostly attract educators who are already invested in and interested in educational technologies
  • Faculty/staff availability to attend (15)
  • Resources (14 total-see split below)
    • Financial (can be expensive) (5)
    • Human (time consuming) (9)
  • Focus (12)
    • Answer a need
    • Make sure demonstrated technologies can be supported
    • Focus on learning, teaching, research – not on the technology itself
    • Less lecturing, more work-shopping
    • Make presentations competitive to avoid old tech presentations
    • Partner with faculty development committees or departments to make sure that session topics align with community interests and perceived needs
  • Finding Engaging speakers / high profile keynote speaker / deciding on who will present (3)
  • Having patience, event will develop slowly over a few years (2)
  • Dealing with resistance to change (1)
  • Ease of access (1)
5. Which strategy do you think holds the biggest potential for faculty engagement? Please see the Biggest Potential page.
6. What is the biggest obstacle to faculty engagement and training at your institution?

Please see the Biggest Obstacles page.

7. Other comments.

Event names/links submitted by respondents:

Institutions that have responded.

 

Cycle 1 (March 2014 - March 2015)

  • Saint Michaels College
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Iowa State University
  • Maricopa Community College District
  • Northeastern University
  • Granite State College (USNH)
  • Salem State Unversity
  • University of Oklahoma
  • UCLA
  • Genesee Community College
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Weber State University
  • City University of Seattle
  • Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (NOT IUPUI)
  • UC Irvine
  • Colorado College
  • Brigham Young University
  • Langara College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Florida
  • Southeastern Community College

Cycle 2 (April 2015 - April 2016)

  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • Bacone College
  • University of Miami
  • University of Alabama
  • Austin Community College
  • American University in Cairo
  • James Madison University
  • La Salle University
  • Utah State University

Total responses: 32

Compiled in March 2014 and April 2015.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.