Brokers of Change: Outcomes of a Shared Governance Model of Leadership in Academia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243284
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Full-text
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Presentation
Title:
Brokers of Change: Outcomes of a Shared Governance Model of Leadership in Academia
Author(s):
Long, JoAnn D.; Byers, Beverly; German, Steve; Blackwood, Rod; Harrison, LaNell; Ford, Cindy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Long, JoAnn D., RN, PhD, NEA-BC, joann.long@lcu.edu; Byers, Beverly, EdD, RN; German, Steve, PhD; Blackwood, Rod , PhD; Harrison, LaNell, RN, MSN; Ford, Cindy, PhD, RN, CNE;
Abstract:
Purpose: There is an international shortage of nurses. Data support faculty nearing retirement age will affect the supply of educators needed to teach the next generation.  Evidence from academia suggests that program leaders experience disproportionate workloads related to program demands and excessive job-related stressors compounding the problem.  Workplace structures which address root-cause and retain, support, and grow academic leaders at all levels are needed.  Shared governance (SG) models and authentic leadership play a role in establishing and sustaining healthy work environments in clinical settings; however, SG has not been widely applied in traditional academic settings.  The purpose of this project is to discuss the measureable outcomes associated with the implementation of a SG model of leadership and to discuss the application of elements of collaborative teams, healthy work environments, and authentic leadership to a SG model for nursing faculty.

Methods: This project used a non-experimental, descriptive, mixed-method design.  The research questions are: 1) “What are the structural, financial and human [faculty, student, and alumni] outcomes associated with implementing a SG model of leadership during the 2009-2011 timeframe? 2)  What elements of collaborative teams, healthy work environments, and authentic leadership are applicable to a SG model?

Results: The department of nursing restructured from a traditional, vertical-hierarchical model to a horizontal-flat SG model consisting of a collaborative team of directors.  The outcome metrics support a 54% increase in student enrollment, project an additional increase in 2012 from new partnership students, increase in MSN alumni donations from 0.07% to 36%, and a 22% increase in student research abstract acceptance.  Qualitative assessment of increased faculty engagement suggests a growing integration of collaborative team elements and authentic leadership characteristics which may contribute to healthy work environments.

 Conclusion: A SG leadership model improved program outcome metrics and may contribute to healthy work environments meriting further study.

Keywords:
shared governance and authentic leadership; collaborative team science; healthy work environments
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleBrokers of Change: Outcomes of a Shared Governance Model of Leadership in Academiaen
dc.contributor.authorLong, JoAnn D.en
dc.contributor.authorByers, Beverlyen
dc.contributor.authorGerman, Steveen
dc.contributor.authorBlackwood, Roden
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, LaNellen
dc.contributor.authorFord, Cindyen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsLong, JoAnn D., RN, PhD, NEA-BC, joann.long@lcu.edu; Byers, Beverly, EdD, RN; German, Steve, PhD; Blackwood, Rod , PhD; Harrison, LaNell, RN, MSN; Ford, Cindy, PhD, RN, CNE;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243284-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>There is an international shortage of nurses. Data support faculty nearing retirement age will affect the supply of educators needed to teach the next generation.&nbsp; Evidence from academia suggests that program leaders experience disproportionate workloads related to program demands and excessive job-related stressors compounding the problem.&nbsp; Workplace structures which address root-cause and retain, support, and grow academic leaders at all levels are needed.&nbsp; Shared governance (SG) models and authentic leadership play a role in establishing and sustaining healthy work environments in clinical settings; however, SG has not been widely applied in traditional academic settings.&nbsp; The purpose of this project is to discuss the measureable outcomes associated with the implementation of a SG model of leadership and to discuss the application of elements of collaborative teams, healthy work environments, and authentic leadership to a SG model for nursing faculty. <p><b>Methods: </b>This project used a non-experimental, descriptive, mixed-method design.&nbsp; The research questions are: 1) &ldquo;What are the structural, financial and human [faculty, student, and alumni] outcomes associated with implementing a SG model of leadership during the 2009-2011 timeframe? 2) &nbsp;What elements of collaborative teams, healthy work environments, and authentic leadership are applicable to a SG model? <p><b>Results: </b>The department of nursing restructured from a traditional, vertical-hierarchical model to a horizontal-flat SG model consisting of a collaborative team of directors.&nbsp; The outcome metrics support a 54% increase in student enrollment, project an additional increase in 2012 from new partnership students, increase in MSN alumni donations from 0.07% to 36%, and a 22% increase in student research abstract acceptance.&nbsp; Qualitative assessment of increased faculty engagement suggests a growing integration of collaborative team elements and authentic leadership characteristics which may contribute to healthy work environments. <p>&nbsp;<b>Conclusion: </b>A SG leadership model improved program outcome metrics and may contribute to healthy work environments meriting further study.en
dc.subjectshared governance and authentic leadershipen
dc.subjectcollaborative team scienceen
dc.subjecthealthy work environmentsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:06Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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