Jutta Catharine Pegues, Ph.D.
Jutta Pegues is the Online Academic Director for Park Distance Learning (Online Programs) at Park University located in Parkville, MO. In this role, she mediates student/ instructor conflicts, grade disputes and plagiarism issues as they arise. She works closely with the Park University Online Services administrators. She is also an assistant professor of History and teaches history courses online.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Examining the Role of the Academic Director in Mediating Online Instructor Missteps
This paper will examine the role of the Online Academic Director, a position created in the mid 1990’s at Park University to ensure a positive relationship between adjunct instructors, departments, and online students. Due to the challenging and dynamic nature of online teaching, issues abound between students and faculty, between students and students, between faculty and administration, and between traditional faculty and those who have embraced online teaching.