Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

361  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  (84657)

Principal Investigator: Hernandez, Rosalinda

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 9,986

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 9/1/20 - 8/31/21

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: N/A

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Organizatn & School Leadership

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Student and Faculty Perceptions about Academic Instructional Coaching with Accelerated Online Courses

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Instructional Connections, LLC


Program Title: N/A


The purpose of this study is to investigate graduate students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of academic coaches in asynchronous accelerated online courses in a masters in educational leadership program. Most recently due to the Coronavirus Pandemic worldwide, there has been a greater increase in online instruction. This investigation, however, will focus on accelerated online instruction which is delivered in 7-week intervals using Blackboard platform and has established procedures for development using the Quality Matters Framework. The significance of this study will inform stakeholders in higher education about the role of academic coaches in supporting faculty to enhance online instruction in accelerated programs. The research design for the study will be a mixed methods approach using focused group interviews and surveys with students, faculty and academic coaches.

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