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Professionals across disciplines have almost always had the ability to collaborate with one another. With the rising number of professionals working virtually, specifically in the field of higher education, new modalities of collaboration need to be explored. This entry addresses some strategies for collaboration to enhance faculty members’ professional development and teaching experiences in the classroom.
Faculty collaboration in a traditional setting happens in the hallways in between classes and while speaking with colleagues when waiting to make copies at the copy machine. Relationships are initiated and maintained due to daily visibility. While online faculty members do not have the ability to cross physical paths on a daily basis, they do have the opportunity to cross virtual paths quite frequently. In fact, with the emerging opportunities ...