Consent form

INVESTIGATORS:

David A Green, PhD | Center for Faculty Development, Seattle University, Hunthausen 124, 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA. Tel. +1 (206) 296-5386 | E greend@seattleu.edu

Deandra Little, PhD | Center for the Advance of Teaching & Learning, Elon University, Belk Pavilion 101, 2610 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244, USA. Tel. +1 (336) 278-5205 | dlittle@elon.edu

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to survey educational/academic/faculty developers around the world to gain a current picture of the field and of respondents’ engagement with their own professional development.

FORMAT OF THE STUDY: Anonymous online survey.

TIME REQUIRED: Approximately 10 minutes.

RISKS: There are no known risks associated with this study.

BENEFITS: There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this research study.

INCENTIVES: You will receive no payment for participating in the study, nor will you incur any costs.

SOURCE OF SUPPORT: None.

CONFIDENTIALITY: The survey itself is anonymous. As a result, the researchers are unable to remove your data after you have submitted it. Human subjects research regulations require that data be kept for a minimum of three (3) years. When the research study ends, all identifying information will be removed from the data, or it will be destroyed. All of the information you provide will be confidential.

SUMMARY OF RESULTS: A summary of the results of this research will be supplied to you, at no cost, upon request. For this, please contact: David Green, PhD | Seattle University | Tel. +1 (206) 296-5386 | greend@seattleu.edu

VOLUNTARY CONSENT: I have read the above statements and understand what is being asked of me. I also understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw my consent at any time, for any reason, without penalty. On these terms, I certify that I am willing to participate in this research project.

I understand that should I have any concerns about my participation in this study, I may call David Green, who is asking me to participate, at +1 (206) 296-5386. If I have any concerns that my rights are being violated, I may contact Dr. Michelle DuBois, Chair of the Seattle University Institutional Review Board at +1 (206) 296-2585.

The Seattle University Institutional Review Board has determined the study to be exempt from IRB review in accordance with federal regulation criteria.

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* 1. Please click “Agree” to confirm your consent to participate, or click “Exit” to leave the survey.

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