School of Nursing Faculty Development Programs
School of Nursing faculty can access many of the programs on the SON Faculty Development in Teaching and Learning course site on Sakai. To access the programs:
- Go to https://sakai.unc.edu/portal
- Click on “SON Faculty Development in Teaching and Learning”
Fall 2013 Programs
Developing Best Practices for Online Education in Nursing Programs
Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Collaborative Practice-Ready Practitioners: What does that mean for Interprofessional Education
Carol Fowler Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF
DNP Program Series
- September 10th – As part of the course N941 Practice Inquiry Seminar I, a panel of DNP graduates will discuss their DNP projects.
- September 25th Webinar- Lessons Learned: Implementing a DNP Program
Jane Kapustin, PhD, CRNP, BC-ADM, FAANP, FAAN
- October 21st – Five Check points for DNP Projects that Make a Difference
Julee Waldrop, DNP, FNP, PNP, CNE
How Students Learn
Adam M. Persky, PhD, FACSM
Fall 2012 Programs
Assigning & Assessing Group Work: Issues, Challenges & Strategies for Success
Julie Ellison Justice, EdD
Integrating Environmental Health into Nurse Education: A Primer on Safe Water
Ed Kerwin, Executive Director, Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
Transforming the Teaching-Learning Paradigm: Reflective Practice to Engage Learners in Thinking like a Nurse
Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
How Faculty Can Help Students Avoid Plagiarism
Gigi Taylor, PhD, UNC-CH Writing Centers
How Can Faculty Debrief or Provide Feedback with Good Judgement
Carol Fowler Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF
Spring 2012 Programs
Preparing for Tenure and Promotion
Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN and Diane Kjervik JD, RN, FAAN
Career Planning for Fixed Term Faculty
John Carlson, MS and Diane Kjervik, JD, RN, FAAN
Managing Faculty Stress
Theresa Raphael-Grimm PhD, CNS
Standards for Quality Online Courses and Teaching
Faculty Development Steering Committee
How To Conduct Systematic Reviews
Kathy Knafl, PhD, FAAN and Jennifer Leeman, DrPh, MDiv
Fall 2011 Programs
Forging a New Mindset for Education and Practice: Integrating the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing Competencies
Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Do you know the driving forces for quality and safety that nurses currently face in practice and education? Join us for a session that will update your knowledge about the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies and strategies to incorporate the competencies in your teaching. This interactive session will explore ways to integrate QSEN competencies in teaching, whether graduate or undergraduate.
Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Cheating on Exams and Assignments
Gregory J. Cizek, PhD
What do you do when you suspect a student may be cheating or has cheated on a course assignment or exam? Join this session for a frank talk with Dr. Gregory Cizek, a nationally known expert on cheating who has assisted school systems and teachers investigate and deal with cheating. After attending this session you will be able to discuss strategies you can use to deal with students you suspect may have cheated on exams and assignments. In addition you’ll be better prepared to help prevent students from cheating on exams or assignments.
Dedicated Education Unit (DEU): An Innovative Model of Clinical Education
Renee Y. Hill, MA, RN
Have you heard of a DDEU? Not sure what it is or what’s involved. What does it mean for nurse educators, practice settings, students and patients? Join us an learn more about it….
The highlight of this session will be an innovative model that is starting with Rex HealthCare, Inc. and the School of Nursing-you will become better informed about the benefits of this type of partnership and receive some ideas to consider when planning your clinical courses.
Exploring Strategies for Effective Teaching Large Classes
Todd Zakrajsek, PhD
Concerned about effectively teaching increasingly larger classes?
In this seminar, participants will explore strategies for teaching large groups of students and
examine research literature supporting these strategies. Dr. Zakrajsek has published and presented
extensively on student learning. Teaching large classes comes with many challenges:
• Dealing with classroom disruptions
• Grading mountains of material
• Responding to students in a reasonable amount of time
• Decisions regarding how and when to use course capture
• Keeping students engaged with active learning
Many of the same challenges emerge when class sizes increase, even if there are not hundreds of
students enrolled in the course. We hope you can attend this informative session.
Spring 2011 Programs
Brown Bag: Teaching Innovations in Nursing
Faculty Development Steering Committee
Share an innovation or best practice in teaching, or join us in a discussion about innovative teaching strategies in nursing education.
Team-based Learning and Implementation in the Classroom
George Pink, PhD, Humana Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Team-based learning is an innovative teaching strategy that allows nurse educators to provide a structured, student-centered learning environment in their courses. It can be implemented in any size class, both large and small, for active learning. Our speaker will describe components of team-based learning and his own experiences. You will participate in a Readiness Assessment Test, a key component of team-based learning.
Beyond Test Anxiety: Helping Students Cope with Academic Stress
Dr. Theresa Raphael-Grimm
This session provides a brief overview of simple strategies that faculty can use to help mitigate sources of student stress.
Working with Second Degree Students: The Joys and Challenges
Ms. Lisa Woodley and Julie Page
Join us at this interactive session to discuss teaching second degree nursing students: share best practices and ideas about teaching this group of learners.
Addressing Global Health in Your Course
Dr. Margaret Bentley, Associate Dean, Office of Global Health
Nursing faculty members are challenged to find ways to prepare students to provide care in an environment that is affected increasingly by globalization. Concepts of global health are not only for community health nursing courses. Expand your knowledge of global health and get new ideas for your teaching.
Fall 2010 Programs
Leadership Development Seminar
Patricia L. Harms, PhD, Management & Corporate Communication, Kenan-Flagler
This seminar explores challenges and issues of effective communication among team members. How does one overcome these challenges? Leadership and team building skills will be discussed. This is a fabulous learning opportunity for course coordinators, faculty members working with teams, staff with supervisory responsibilities, and other faculty and staff within the SON who wish to develop leadership skills.
The Challenge of Teaching Millennial Students
Todd Zakrajek, PhD
Prepared to teach the Millennial Generation? Learn about strategies you can use when teaching multiple generations of students in the classroom, online environments, and clinical practice.
Using the New Technology in Our Classrooms
This session is essential for faculty members teaching prelicensure, RN, master’s or doctoral students. Learn how to use the Echo360 system that is now available in classrooms in the SON. With lecture capture you can record your classes, PowerPoint, and other visuals for student review, for distance education, to augment your classes, and as tutorials for students. Capture your classes this semester for use later online. If you are taping your lectures with another system, improve your online delivery with Echo360.
Technology for Teaching: Virtual Worlds and Virtual Learning
Bob Henshaw and Dr. Debra Barksdale
Curious about teaching and learning virtual worlds? Come to this session to learn how Second Life and other virtual environments are being used in nursing education.
Building a Career Focused on the Scholarship of Teaching
Dr. Marilyn Oermann
What is the scholarship of teaching? How can you engage in the scholarship of teaching in your role as a nurse educator? This session presents strategies for faculty to use in developing a career path that focuses on teaching.
Spring 2010 programs
ConnectCarolina demonstration Echo 360 Presentation
Preparing for Tenure and your Next Promotion
Drs. Margarete Sandelowski and Diane Kjervik
Join us at this open discussion on tenure and promotion. In this session Margie and Diane also will present the post tenure review process at UNC-Chapel Hill.
What next? Preparing for a Promotion or Multi-year Contract
Drs. Marcia Van Riper and Gail Mazzocco
Join us at this open discussion with Marcia and Gail on preparing materials for a promotion or multi-year contract.
Mentoring Doctoral Students and Post-doctoral Fellows: What you won’t find in the handbook
Drs. Barbara Mark, Sue Thoyre, Donna Havens, and Jennifer Leeman (moderator)
Faculty will share strategies they use to mentor doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows to use their training time to build the foundation for a successful research career. Faculty will share ways to support and mentor students for presenting at conferences, writing for publication, and developing proposals for external funding.
Legal Issues in Nursing Education: Follow-up Discussion
Mary P. Sechriest, Associate University Counsel, and Kara E. Simmons, Associate University Counsel
Have you ever wondered what you as an educator could be held liable for? How long should you save student information, evaluations, papers, and examinations? Did the DVD on Legal Issues in Nursing Education spark more questions? Don’t miss this discussion with two attorneys from the Office of the University Counsel who are experts in legal issues in education.
Copyright Issues in Teaching
Wm. Fletcher Fairey, Associate University Counsel, and Julia Shaw-Kokot, RN, MSLS, AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian
Come to this seminar to learn what regulations govern the use of copyrighted materials in classroom teaching and how those regulations differ in face-to-face versus online teaching. This seminar will address questions such as:
• What materials can I legally post to Sakai or include in a PowerPoint presentation?
• Can I use work that students developed for my class?
• Are there differences between what is allowed in face-to-face teaching vs. distance modalities? AND many more.
Leadership Development Seminar
Patricia L. Harms, PhD, Management & Corporate Communication,Kenan-Flagler Business School
This workshop will allow participants to explore the challenges and issues of effective communication among team members and how to overcome these challenges. Leadership and team building skills will be discussed. This is a fabulous learning opportunity for course coordinators, any faculty member working with others on a team, and other faculty in the school of nursing who want to develop their leadership skills.
Fall 2009 programs
Clinical Faculty Workshop
Learn about best practices in clinical teaching and get ideas about new strategies you
can use with your students.
Master’s and Honors’ Papers: Guiding Students through the Process…What you won’t find in the handbook
Drs. Debra Barksdale, Diane Berry, Beverly Foster, and Cheryl Jones
Gain practical strategies for assisting students with identifying and conceptualizing the problem or issue, setting and keeping deadlines, and the art of writing. Several faculty members who have been successful in helping students publish their papers in peer-reviewed journals will discuss their techniques for mentoring students through the process. This presentation will benefit faculty who supervise master’s papers and honors’ projects.
Emerging Legal Issues in Nursing Education
Come to this webinar on legal dilemmas facing nurse educators: Documentation related to students who are failing and corrective action, student misconduct, unsafe students in clinical courses, privacy of the information, and more.
New Possibilities for Creating Exciting Learning Opportunities for Students
Dr. Todd Zakrajsek
Todd Zakrajsek is the Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has published and presents widely on the topic of student learning and how to engage students in the classroom. This presentation will be of value to faculty teaching both undergraduate and graduate students.
Multi-generations Working Together
Ms. Jan Behe
Are you prepared to teach the Millennial Generation? Learn about strategies you can use when teaching multiple generations of students in the classroom, online environments, and clinical practice.
Fall 2008 Programs
Annual Clinical Faculty Workshop
Improve your “toolbox” of clinical teaching strategies, learn about CERC, and gain practical information for effective clinical teaching.
The Excellent Site Visit
Presented by Dr. Debra Barksdale and Dr. Shielda Rodgers
Review SON Guidelines for indirect clinical supervision. Discuss strategies for teaching and evaluating students at a site visit and for building relationships with preceptors.
Geriatric Nursing and Teaching Strategies
Presented by Ms. Sandy Hoffman and Dr. Anna Beeber
Learn about teaching strategies for integrating geriatric nursing in your courses and post clinical conferences. Explore online resources for geriatric nursing education useful in both pre-licensure and graduate courses.
Assessing and Grading Students’ Written Work
Presented by Dr. Gigi Taylor
Improve your skill in assessing and grading students’ papers and other written work. Learn how to develop and use rubrics for assessment, and practice assessing sample student papers under the guidance of an expert.
New Technologies for Teaching
Includes presentation of and practice with new technologies you can use in your courses (more information to follow)
Annual Clinical Teaching Workshop (7.2 ANCC contact hours)
Clinical Evaluation and Working with Students in Clinical Area (1 ANCC contact hours)
Presented by Marilyn Oermann and Bev Foster
Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (1 ANCC contact hour)
Presented by Linda Cronenwett
Enhancing Geriatric Nursing Content and Instruction in Baccalaureate Programs (1 ANCC contact hour)
Presented by Anna Beeber and Sandy Hoffman
Strategies for International Students’ Writing
Presented by Gigi Taylor, Writing Center
Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT)/Appointment, Promotion, and Reappointment (APR) review process, preparing materials for review, and related topics
Presented by Margarete Sandelowski, Chair, Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
Other Faculty Development Resources
Information on Healthcare Improvement Modules from The Healthcare Improvement Skills Center (HISC)
Creating Learning Objectives
Vicki Kowlowitz, Information & Instructional Technologies