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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162336
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Support Role to Make Academic Administration More Effective and Attractive
Author(s):
Cragg, Betty
Author Details:
Betty Cragg, RN, EdD, Professor, Assistant Director, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: bcragg@uottawa.ca
Abstract:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Many University Schools of Nursing find it difficult to persuade faculty members to assume academic administrative roles, particularly Director or Assistant Director positions. Administrative roles are perceived as having few intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and most faculty lack administrative preparation or experience. Emphasis on research for tenure and promotion has led to perceptions that administrative roles limit advancement. While administrative assistants can help with some tasks, there are many responsibilities and decisions that require professional judgment and values. The creation of the position of Administrator of Undergraduate Programs, held by a graduate-prepared nurse with management experience, has provided major support for the Director of the School and Assistant Director for Undergraduate programs. This administrator coordinates the hiring of part-time professors and assists in the administration of the baccalaureate programs. She leads projects like curriculum development and accreditation, liaises with collaborative partners, and spends much time counseling faculty and weak and failing students. However, there remain committees and decisions that require an administrator with an academic appointment. Having this support role has made administrative positions more attractive to tenure track faculty because academic administrators now have time to pursue scholarly interests to an extent that was previously impossible.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Conference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Support Role to Make Academic Administration More Effective and Attractiveen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCragg, Bettyen_US
dc.author.detailsBetty Cragg, RN, EdD, Professor, Assistant Director, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email: bcragg@uottawa.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162336-
dc.description.abstractCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conference: Many University Schools of Nursing find it difficult to persuade faculty members to assume academic administrative roles, particularly Director or Assistant Director positions. Administrative roles are perceived as having few intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and most faculty lack administrative preparation or experience. Emphasis on research for tenure and promotion has led to perceptions that administrative roles limit advancement. While administrative assistants can help with some tasks, there are many responsibilities and decisions that require professional judgment and values. The creation of the position of Administrator of Undergraduate Programs, held by a graduate-prepared nurse with management experience, has provided major support for the Director of the School and Assistant Director for Undergraduate programs. This administrator coordinates the hiring of part-time professors and assists in the administration of the baccalaureate programs. She leads projects like curriculum development and accreditation, liaises with collaborative partners, and spends much time counseling faculty and weak and failing students. However, there remain committees and decisions that require an administrator with an academic appointment. Having this support role has made administrative positions more attractive to tenure track faculty because academic administrators now have time to pursue scholarly interests to an extent that was previously impossible.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:01:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:01:14Z-
dc.conference.date2008-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Academic Leadership Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationToronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Nursing Academic Leadership in Action; Strategies for Success, 8 - 11 May, 2008. Held at the Hilton Downtown, Toronto.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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