These responsibilities presented in this overview reflect the multiple roles that faculty have in an academic environment: teaching, service, and scholarship and creative activity.
I. TEACHING AND LEARNING
Faculty is responsible for creating environments that facilitate student learning and the attainment of expected outcomes at the course and program levels. Faculty has ownership for the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of the curricula within the School of Nursing which are designed to prepare graduates to provide nursing care in a dynamic health care environment.
- Creates a dynamic, learner centered environment that uses a variety of teaching methods that support the diverse learning needs of the student population and that are based on educational theory, and evidence-based teaching and clinical practices;
- Models reflective and critical thinking and serves as a coach and mentor for students; confers with them on their progress and assists them in the development of learning plans to facilitate successful achievement of course objectives;
- Maintains and enhances competence in subjects being taught;
- Confers with colleagues to assure the integrity of the courses across programs and the curriculum as a whole;
- Prepares and reviews written examinations, papers, and student projects; supervises independent study projects as needed, and evaluates learner performance in both the classroom and clinical settings.
- Notifies Program Director of at-risk students or unusual occurrences.
- Supervises or teaches clinical rotations as needed in acute, community and laboratory settings as well as preceptorship courses.
- Documents student progress on appropriate forms.
Faculty is required to provide service on Department of Nursing committees, University committees and other committees or task forces. Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve the University, the nursing profession and the community. Service consists of meaningful activities that promote the image, mission or strategic priorities of the University, the well-being of relevant individuals or groups among the community of interest or the professional growth of faculty.
Service duties and responsibilities:
- Participate in Faculty Organization meetings
- Participate in Department of Nursing Faculty meetings
- Participate in University or Department committees as needed
- Provide service to the profession and the community
- Participate in University and DON events as specified in University and DON attendance expectations.
Service also includes academic advising which is student-centered and assists students to realize the maximum educational benefits available to them by helping them to better understand themselves and to learn to use the resources of the University to meet their educational needs and aspirations. Advising requires the establishment of caring human relationships in which the student learning experience is enhanced and the faculty member takes responsibility for the following:
- Clarify with the student the nursing curriculum and interpretation of programmatic requirements
- Provide needed information so students can make the best academic decisions for themselves
- Increase student awareness of educational resources available
- Discuss student academic progress and progression toward educational goals
- Refer to other institutional and community support services, where appropriate
- Forward appropriate student information regarding needs and preferences that could influence policy setting in the SON and enhance the learning environment.
III. SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Faculty members are required to engage in scholarship that reflects activities resulting in the production, reorganization/refinement, dissemination or creation of works that advance knowledge in one’s field.
Scholarship/creative activities duties and responsibilities:
- Utilize research literature to design evidence-based teaching and evaluation practices.
- Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, student development, evaluation methods, and other aspects of the faculty role.
- Demonstrate qualities of a scholar: integrity, courage, perseverance, vitality and creativity.
IV. EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of Master’s degree in nursing or an equivalent field required
- Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education preferred
- Specialization in area of teaching responsibility- FNP
- At least one or more years of progressive teaching experience in classroom, practice, and/or laboratory settings preferred.
- Recent (within five years) practice experience in area of specialization-FNP
- Licensure as a registered nurse
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