Types of Social Media Employed

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n = ~ 3,000
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The sample for this study is comprised of teaching faculty from all disciplines in higher education and was selected to be representative of the overall range of faculty teaching in U.S. higher education. 

A total of 8,016 faculty members visited the online survey Web site and began the survey, of whom 7,969 provided a sufficient number of responses to be included in the study. Two-thirds of the respondents report that they are full-time faculty members. Just under one-quarter teach online, slightly over one-half are female, and over one-quarter have been teaching for 20 years or more. A set of response weights were calculated to adjust for any differences in response rates by Carnegie Classification. The weights made small adjustments to the results so that inferences could be made about the population of all higher education teaching faculty in the
United States.