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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151695
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Faculty Research Fellows Program
Abstract:
Development of a Faculty Research Fellows Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Raingruber, Bonnie, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of California Davis and California State University, Sacramento
Title:Professor of Nursing
Objective: The purpose of this research was to identify faculty members’ perceptions regarding the barriers and incentives to participating in research during the academic year. Setting, Design, and Method: A survey of 151 health and human services faculty members (Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Criminal Justice) was conducted in a public university to determine which incentives and barriers influenced faculty participation in research. A response rate of 92 % was obtained on the anonymous survey. Concept Targeted: The goal was to identify barriers to and incentives for promoting research in order to provide guidance to the development of a faculty research fellows program. The goal of the research fellows program was to support new faculty as they began their teaching career and to increase their research involvement. Findings: Faculty members reported lack of release time, difficulty prioritizing multiple commitments, lack of access to statistical support, and lack of mentors who had national funding most hindered their research efforts. The ability to mentor and include students in research projects, and ample access to clinical agencies were identified as promoting faculty research activities. Whether the institution valued research was also identified as a critical factor. Conclusions: Programs that pair experienced researchers and newer faculty members in a format such as a faculty research fellows program are likely to promote the research activities of newer faculty. Implications: Institutions should establish workload assignments that allow for concentrated periods to be devoted to research, reward faculty members who include students in their research, and work to establish linkages between institutions in order to mentor newer faculty who are beginning their careers. Long term studies are needed which determine whether undergraduate student involvement in research is related to subsequent research productivity for those who select a career in academia.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Faculty Research Fellows Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151695-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a Faculty Research Fellows Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Raingruber, Bonnie, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California Davis and California State University, Sacramento</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">walkerbj@csus.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this research was to identify faculty members&rsquo; perceptions regarding the barriers and incentives to participating in research during the academic year. Setting, Design, and Method: A survey of 151 health and human services faculty members (Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Criminal Justice) was conducted in a public university to determine which incentives and barriers influenced faculty participation in research. A response rate of 92 % was obtained on the anonymous survey. Concept Targeted: The goal was to identify barriers to and incentives for promoting research in order to provide guidance to the development of a faculty research fellows program. The goal of the research fellows program was to support new faculty as they began their teaching career and to increase their research involvement. Findings: Faculty members reported lack of release time, difficulty prioritizing multiple commitments, lack of access to statistical support, and lack of mentors who had national funding most hindered their research efforts. The ability to mentor and include students in research projects, and ample access to clinical agencies were identified as promoting faculty research activities. Whether the institution valued research was also identified as a critical factor. Conclusions: Programs that pair experienced researchers and newer faculty members in a format such as a faculty research fellows program are likely to promote the research activities of newer faculty. Implications: Institutions should establish workload assignments that allow for concentrated periods to be devoted to research, reward faculty members who include students in their research, and work to establish linkages between institutions in order to mentor newer faculty who are beginning their careers. Long term studies are needed which determine whether undergraduate student involvement in research is related to subsequent research productivity for those who select a career in academia.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:10:38Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:10:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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