Faculty Pay for Online Courses

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by nongard1, Aug 17, 2013.

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  1. nongard1

    nongard1 New Member

    I am curious what schools are paying professors.
    Where you teach what is the pay scale for online courses ad the BA/MA/Doctoral level

    Also wonder what part time adjunct make at a state school on campus for teaching 1-2 courses.

    I looked back in about 5 pages of threads and only found a UofP payscale posted, but not other schools.

    I know Columbia pay per student enrolled. Any other schools do this?
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    You think online professors actually get paid?
     
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I know it is here, look at this - http://www.degreeinfo.com/online-dl-teaching/27625-good-schools-get-online-adjunct-positions.html
     
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  4. nongard1

    nongard1 New Member

    That thread is from 2008 so I am sure a great deal has changed...
     
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Don't be so sure. The comp I listed has not changed.
     
  6. graymatter

    graymatter Member

    I recall posting my 7 gigs not too long ago.
    Depending on length and class size, mine are $900 (5 weeks, 10 students) and $2,200 (8 weeks, 20 students).
     
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    1600 (5.5 weeks/ gard and undergrad level), 1925 (12 weeks / undergrad), 2500 (11 weeks / graduate level), 100 per student (12 weeks / undergrad)
     
  8. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Is it just me or is it difficult for regular people to understand these compensation packages?
    I am used to either being paid salary or hourly. Too bad they don't just pay hourly for this work because its hard to determine what one's net hourly rate of compensation is with these numbers.

    I was told 15 years ago that MCSE instructors make $80 per hour. Where are those jobs?
     
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    They're gone along with the rest of the dot-com bubble.
     
  10. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    At my school, $1850.00 for courses taught by MA and $1900.00 for courses taught by PhD or EdD
     
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That doctorate will pay for itself after only a thousand classes taught! And after that it's alllllll gravy! :smile:
     
  12. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    All that sweat for an extra 50 bucks.
     
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    And you calculated this how?
     
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    $50,000, which is what many doctoral programs cost all told, divided by the fifty dollar difference Tireman described between what MAs and PhDs are paid to teach at that school per course.

    (But beware of taking what I said too seriously here.)
     
  15. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    It takes about 8 hrs a week to teach a course that pay $1200 bucks for a period of 6 weeks at Walden. This is about $25 bucks per hour. Not bad for a PhD holder.

    Some people take as many courses as they can and then they subcontract to teachers in India. This means that I get $1200 bucks to teach a course in the US and pay $500 to a PhD from ITT in India to teach the class. I still need to manage the person in India but maybe only one hour a week so that is $87dlls an hour.
     
  16. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    This model works better. I can teach multiple classes and, since I have taught the same classes over the years, I can move pretty quickly with quality help, quality responses, and quality assignment feedback.
     
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Which is fraud, but when there's money to be made, who cares, right?
     
  18. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Yes but sadly it happens. I wouldn't be surprised if at some point schools just hire them directly from India.
     
  19. graymatter

    graymatter Member

    Are you surmising that this "could" happen or do you have knowledge that it "is" happening?
     
  20. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't see why they shouldn't. For tax reasons I expect it can be easier for a U.S. institution to deal with someone within the American system. I remember Keiser University wouldn't keep on a well qualified Bahamian instructor as an online adjunct once her visa status expired even if she went back to the Bahamas, although this was a long time ago.
     

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