Servant leadership in the online classroom v1


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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.
  • Servant leadership in the online classroom v1

    1. 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
    3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. LITERATURE REVIEW Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    10. 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. 11. PRELIMINARY STUDY Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    12. 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?
    14. 14. SERVANT LEADERSHIP Vision Service Encouragement All Stakeholders
    15. 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. 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. 17. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    18. 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. 19. SURVEY RESULTS Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.
    21. 21. WILL THIS WORK?
    22. 22. FUTURE RESEARCH Image(s) from Microsoft Clip Art.Copyright © ZSRS 2013
    23. 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. 24. CONCLUSION
    25. 25. CONCLUSION https://www.surveymonkey. com/ s/LeadershipServant
    26. 26. BIOGRAPHY Dr. Andree Swanson
    27. 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