The role of online learning in the merit and promotion process: Is credit necessary or applied?

Lori Kupczynski, Angela M. Gibson, Linda Challoo


Traditionally, universities have awarded promotion/tenure based on subjective criteria developed by the granting institution and disregarded credit for creating and teaching an online course. Current standards for promotion/tenure at Texas public universities and the role that an online course should play in tenure/promotion process are explored. Texas was selected to represent national standards in the promotion and tenure process.

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