Educational disruption & rising faculty expectations

Dennis Galletta, Greg Anderson, John Leslie King, Moderators James Gaskin, Panelists, Paul Benjamin Lowry, Hope Koch, Len Jessup, Jim Wetherbe

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of higher education had been primed for upheaval. The pandemic has only accentuated the need for change. Not only have we had to scramble to provide meaningful and valuable content to our students; we have also had to reinvent how that content is delivered. Beyond these changes that have abruptly affected all of us, expectations from students, colleagues, and administrators have unilaterally risen. We are expected to publish more, and in better journals. We are expected to provide more service, internally and externally. We are expected to get better teacher evaluations from students, and to deliver up-to-date content in a way that can convince students that they are benefiting from their paid education more than they would by taking online courses (often for free). The pressure to succeed on all fronts has never been higher. In this panel discussion, seasoned scholars, who have succeeded, will share insights from their experiences navigating this new landscape and reinventing their own mindset and work habits to accommodate the increasing expectations placed on faculty. Each panelist will take the position of a key stakeholder in higher education including university leaders, society, the business community, journal editors, and students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9781733632546
StatePublished - 2020
Event26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020 - Salt Lake City, Virtual, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2020Aug 14 2020

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Name26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020


Conference26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, Virtual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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