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The goal of online faculty is to aid the students through online media to achieve the outcomes of the course. …

The goal of online faculty is to aid the students through online media to achieve the outcomes of the course.
Faculty are ultimately responsible for:
Students achieving learning outcomes
Retention of students

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  • King, A. (1993). From sage on the stage to guide on the side. College Teaching, 4(1), 30-35.
  • Greenleaf, R. K. ([1970] 1991). The servant as leader. Westfield, IN: Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
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    • 1. SERVANT LEADERSHIP IN THE ONLINE CLASSROOM Andree C. Swanson, EdD Ashford University Washington Park, Denver, CO © 2011 - 2014, Dr. Andree Swanson © 2014 Dr. Andree Swanson
    • 2. INTRODUCTION
    • 3. INTRODUCTION The goal of online faculty is to aid the students through online media to achieve the outcomes of the course. Faculty are ultimately responsible for:  Students achieving learning outcomes  Retention of students
    • 4. IDENTIFIED A NEED Studies have been completed that identified the need for… Achieving a social connection (e-connectivity) with their students (Slagter van Tryon & Bishop, 2006) Increasing interactivity that “will help the students' with their understanding” (Swanson, Hutkin, Babb, & Howell, 2010, p. 121).
    • 5. PARTICIPANTS AGREED 100% participants agreed that faculty should be:  Warm, available to answer questions;  Hold students to a high standard, remain flexible to adult learners;  Honest in all of their interactions, and demonstrate a caring nature in the online classroom (Swanson, Hutkin, Babb, & Howell, 2010, p. 119)
    • 6. ENCOURAGERS OF LEARNING  Online faculty members are not Sages on the Stage in the asynchronous classroom.  Effective faculty are true guides on the side, facilitators of learning.  Effective online faculty are encouragers of learners who are often isolated and feeling alone on the other side of the computer. (King, 1993)
    • 7. SERVANT LEADERSHIP At their finest, effective online faculty members are true servant leaders sharing the Robert Greenleaf’s vision of servant leadership to provide student-centered teachable opportunities in the virtual classroom.
    • 8. MAKING A DIFFERENCE Hays (2008) stated that “servant leadership makes a difference. It might not be the quickest, safest, and simplest approach to teaching, but it is effective” (p. 5). Demonstrate how you can make a difference using a servant leadership approach in the classroom.
    • 9. LITERATURE REVIEW Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    • 10. LITTLE TO NO INFORMATION… … on Servant Leadership in the online classroom  a few entries on k-12 +online environment (classroom)  no entries on highered +online education
    • 11. PRELIMINARY STUDY Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    • 12. THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY "Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy that believes the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control . Others can include customers, partners, fellow employees and the Can those others be students?
    • 13. SERVANT LEADERSHIP STYLE
    • 14. SERVANT LEADERSHIP Vision Service Encouragement All Stakeholders
    • 15. SERVANT LEADERSHIP STYLE Term coined by Robert K. Greenleaf (1970) Differentiated from all other leadership theories by the motivation – to serve, rather than to lead Ultimate objective to create next
    • 16. LEO AS A LEADER AND MODEL Greenleaf (1970) used Leo, the mountain guide from Herman Hesse’s ([1956] 2011) novel, Journey to the East, as his model for the servant leader. Notably, it was not until Leo left the troupe, and it fell apart, that the group began to realize he had been leading them all along. Leo had sustained the group, empowering them, unleashing them to do that which they had envisioned possible.
    • 17. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    • 18. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY  Short survey of online faculty on their knowledge and understanding and applicability of the Servant Leader model in the online enviroment
    • 19. SURVEY RESULTS Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    • 20. DEFINITION OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP
    • 21. WILL THIS WORK?
    • 22. FUTURE RESEARCH Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.Copyright © ZSRS 2013
    • 23. MANY POSSIBILITIES Potentially test a group of instructors that profess to be servant leaders and see if their students think that they are and to evaluate whether this is effective. Use assessments Develop assessments Create more peer-reviewed research on the topic Write a book
    • 24. CONCLUSION
    • 25. CONCLUSION https://www.surveymonkey. com/ s/LeadershipServant
    • 26. BIOGRAPHY Dr. Andree Swanson
    • 27. DR ANDREE SWANSON Assistant Professor, Ashford University Adjunct Faculty, Kaplan University Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of Phoenix MA, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix MHR, Human Relations, University of Oklahoma Worked as a Dean of General Education, National Training Manager, for the US government (DoD, USAF, & USA), corporations, and higher education. Copyright 2014, Dr. Andree Swanson