- The overwhelming majority of faculty (84 percent) and administrators (96 percent) agree that they are prepared to teach online this fall.
- Faculty at two-year and four-year private colleges feel more prepared to teach online than faculty at four-year public institutions – 88 percent versus 81 percent.
- Faculty and administrators at all types of institutions had access to multiple types of professional development – webinars, self-paced trainings, online resources, and more – and found them to be effective.
Confidence in the Future
Nearly half of faculty and administrators across all institution types are optimistic about the future of higher education, but there is still room for improvement.
When it comes to the future of higher education, 46 percent of administrators are optimistic, 23 percent are pessimistic, and 31 percent are neutral. Forty-two percent of faculty are optimistic, 31 percent are pessimistic, and 27 percent neutral.
Educators are also optimistic