This survey is for anyone who is teaching on line in colleges or universities. We are looking at working conditions -- how much people get paid, how many hours they work, whether they have union representation, how many students they have in a class, whether they get paid for writing courses, how they are evaluated, etc. When we have collected enough responses to get a sense of what's out there, we will categorize the examples as "good," "bad" and "ugly," in an attempt to set some kind of standard of what decent working conditions for on line teachers might look like. This will in turn be used as a basis for discussion.
You do not have to give your real name in the box where it asks for your name. If you want to remain anonymous, just type in some random letters.
We do, however, need the name of the institution where the conditions you describe are in operation.
This survey is a project of the Coalition on Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) and the Online Teaching Working Group of the United Association of Labor Education (UALE). The results of this survey will be reported out, without names of any individual people, to the COCAL Advisory Board and at the March 2013 UALE meeting in Toronto. Names of institutions, however, will be reported.
Please distribute this widely to help us collect as many responses as possible. If you want me to send it to someone, tell me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure you give me that person's email address.
Thank you --
Helena Worthen for the Coalition on Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL X) and the OnLine Teaching Working Group, UALE