Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Exploring Myths: Cyberbullying of College Faculty
Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW

Anonymous online rating sites provide outlets for students and others to share their experiences related to professors, courses, and colleges and universities. College faculty are often the focal point of anonymous feedback and could become targets for sometimes unfair online ratings. This paper explored the extent to which faculty perceived cyberbullying of faculty to be an issue on anonymous rating sites, faculty observations about the accuracy of information posted to anonymous websites about themselves, and the extent to which faculty discuss with students their expectations regarding appropriate use of the Internet, social media, and mobile technologies. Further research is needed to explore the influence of public anonymous ratings on faculty course enrollments and faculty overall job satisfaction.

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