Promoting Faculty Scholarship Through Reduced-Workload Formula

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290961
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Faculty Scholarship Through Reduced-Workload Formula
Author(s):
Brauhn, Nancy E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Xi
Author Details:
Nancy E. Brauhn, Phd, MA, BSN, RN, nbrauhn@mtmercy.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

In 2010 Mount Mercy College began the transition to University status which brought renewed attention to scholarship with the launching of four graduate programs, among them an MSN program. It was recognized by faculty and administration, that to stimulate a cultural shift in which the role of scholarship would be emphasized college-wide, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs, a work-load adjustment would need to be implemented.  University Administration determined that tenured and tenure-track faculty wishing to participate in research would be placed on a 3-credit workload deduction to enable them to spend time conducting research. So instead of teaching 24 credits per academic year, these faculty could teach 21 credits and use release time for scholarly research.   Because faculty teaching in the Department of Nuring recognized that their workload was calculated differently (primarily due to clinical instruction not being counted as direct teaching hours), they began the process of quantifying the faculty workload in a way that would be comparable to 24 credits per year.  This poster outlines the process taken and the unique differences in nursing workload that had previously not been quantified.  Additionaly, the poster summarizes the scholarship production that has resulted from the opportunity for nursing faculty to have a 3 credit workload deduction, and the opportunities it has provided for students to collaborate with nursing faculty in doing research.
Keywords:
Workload; Education; Scholarship
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Faculty Scholarship Through Reduced-Workload Formulaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrauhn, Nancy E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsNancy E. Brauhn, Phd, MA, BSN, RN, nbrauhn@mtmercy.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290961-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p> In 2010 Mount Mercy College began the transition to University status which brought renewed attention to scholarship with the launching of four graduate programs, among them an MSN program. It was recognized by faculty and administration, that to stimulate a cultural shift in which the role of scholarship would be emphasized college-wide, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs, a work-load adjustment would need to be implemented.&nbsp;&nbsp;University Administration determined that tenured and tenure-track faculty wishing to participate in research would be placed on a 3-credit workload deduction to enable them to spend time conducting research. So instead of teaching 24 credits per academic year, these faculty could teach 21 credits and use release time for scholarly research.&nbsp;&nbsp; Because faculty teaching in the Department of Nuring recognized that their workload was calculated differently (primarily due to clinical instruction&nbsp;not being counted as direct teaching hours), they began the&nbsp;process of quantifying the faculty workload in a way that would be comparable to 24 credits per year.&nbsp; This poster outlines the process taken and the unique differences in nursing workload that had previously not been quantified.&nbsp; Additionaly, the poster summarizes the scholarship production that has resulted from the opportunity for nursing faculty to have a 3 credit workload deduction, and the opportunities it has provided for students to&nbsp;collaborate with nursing faculty in doing research.en_GB
dc.subjectWorkloaden_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectScholarshipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.en_GB
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