Fast Forward Your Faculty Group's Scholar-Readiness For Promotion & Tenure

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308502
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fast Forward Your Faculty Group's Scholar-Readiness For Promotion & Tenure
Author(s):
Heinrich, Kathleen T.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Upsilon-at-Large
Author Details:
Kathleen T. Heinrich, PhD, RN, drkth@att.net
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Problem Statement: Did you know that scholar-ready faculty are getting harder to find? As colleges and universities raise the scholarly bar, senior faculty scholars are retiring. The faculty hired to replace them are oftentimes less than ready to meet scholarly requirements for retention, promotion, and tenure.

Did you know that many Deans, Directors, and Chairpersons say scholar-readying faculty is a top priority and an overwhelming challenge? Today’s faculty groups are a dizzying mix of master’s prepared clinicians and recent graduates from PhD and DNP programs. Yet very few faculty development programs are responsive to their diverse and divergent scholarly learning needs.

Did you know that we cannot mentor our way out of this scholar shortage? With too few scholar-mentors to go around, Clark et.al. (2010) challenge educational leaders to explore new ways to ease faculty's transition into the scholarly role.

Methods: This presentation overviews a 3 year, faculty development intervention that prepared colleagues to peer mentor each other’s scholarly development. As a consultant, I partnered with a Dean and an Associate Dean to assess their faculty group’s scholarly learning needs and design programming that addressed the full spectrum of their scholarly learning needs.

Results: A 5 year follow-up assessment confirmed that peer mentoring partnerships are “exploding” this faculty group’s scholarly productivity; enhancing retention and recruitment; and fostering civility (Heinrich & Oberleitner, 2012). Two, evidence-based strategies are grounding subsequent faculty development interventions: a Profile that allows for the assessment of scholarly learning needs and a 4 step process for negotiating Partnership Agreements.

Conclusion: The greatest legacy an academic leader can leave a school of nursing is a scholar-ready faculty group. Given that peer mentoring partnerships allow faculty colleagues to meet each other’s diverse, scholarly learning needs, this presentation introduces participants to 2 evidence-based strategies proven effective in scholar-readying faculty groups.


Keywords:
Scholarly Faculty Development; Scholarly Partnerships; Faculty-Scholar Shortage
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFast Forward Your Faculty Group's Scholar-Readiness For Promotion & Tenureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeinrich, Kathleen T.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Upsilon-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen T. Heinrich, PhD, RN, drkth@att.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308502-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><strong>Problem Statement</strong>: <em>Did you know that scholar-ready faculty are getting harder to find?</em> As colleges and universities raise the scholarly bar, senior faculty scholars are retiring. The faculty hired to replace them are oftentimes less than ready to meet scholarly requirements for retention, promotion, and tenure. <p><em>Did you know that many Deans, Directors, and Chairpersons say scholar-readying faculty is a top priority and an overwhelming challenge?</em> Today’s faculty groups are a dizzying mix of master’s prepared clinicians and recent graduates from PhD and DNP programs. Yet very few faculty development programs are responsive to their diverse and divergent scholarly learning needs. <p><em>Did you know that we cannot mentor our way out of this scholar shortage?</em> With too few scholar-mentors to go around, Clark et.al. (2010) challenge educational leaders to explore new ways to ease faculty's transition into the scholarly role. <p><strong>Methods</strong>: This presentation overviews a 3 year, faculty development intervention that prepared colleagues to peer mentor each other’s scholarly development. As a consultant, I partnered with a Dean and an Associate Dean to assess their faculty group’s scholarly learning needs and design programming that addressed the full spectrum of their scholarly learning needs. <p><strong>Results:</strong> A 5 year follow-up assessment confirmed that peer mentoring partnerships are “exploding” this faculty group’s scholarly productivity; enhancing retention and recruitment; and fostering civility (Heinrich & Oberleitner, 2012). Two, evidence-based strategies are grounding subsequent faculty development interventions: a Profile that allows for the assessment of scholarly learning needs and a 4 step process for negotiating Partnership Agreements. <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The greatest legacy an academic leader can leave a school of nursing is a scholar-ready faculty group. Given that peer mentoring partnerships allow faculty colleagues to meet each other’s diverse, scholarly learning needs, this presentation introduces participants to 2 evidence-based strategies proven effective in scholar-readying faculty groups. <p align="center"><b><br /="/"></b>en_GB
dc.subjectScholarly Faculty Developmenten_GB
dc.subjectScholarly Partnershipsen_GB
dc.subjectFaculty-Scholar Shortageen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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