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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:

If you have problems accessing the Sakai site, please contact

Fall 2017 Programs

August 28, 2017
APT/APR Planning

September 18, 2017
Conducting a Quality Clinical Site Visit

October 30, 2017
Program: TBA

November 20, 2017
Program: TBA

December 14, 2017
Program: TBA

Fall 2016 Programs

End of Life Series Part Two:  Assisting Nurses in the Care of Themselves and Each Other When Coping with the Death of Their Clients – November 28, 2016
Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BCMelissa and Harry LeVine Family Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness
The Rev. Dr. Robert Randy Hall

End of Life Series Part One:  Helping Students Manage the Personal and Professional Impacts of Caring for a Dying Client – October 24, 2016
Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, CS – Professor
Anith Tesh, PhD, CEA-II, CNE, ANEF, RN – Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Adult and Geriatric Health
Meg Zomorodi, PhD, CNL, RN – Associate Professor and Health Care Systems APA Coordinator

Spring 2016 Programs

Sharing Great Ideas through Publication:  Examples from Clinical, Classroom, Practice and from Student Papers – April 11, 2016
Donald Kautz, PhD, MSN, RN, CNRN, CRRN
Associate Professor of Nursing, UNC-Greensboro

Debriefing for Meaningful Learning:  Reflection to Improve Clinical Reasoning – March 21, 2016
Julie Page, EdD, MSN, RN – Facilitator
Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor

Deliberate Practice – February 18, 2016
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE
Professor and Director of the RISE Center Robert Morris University

Preparing for Tenure and Promotion – January 25, 2016
Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, CS – Francis Hill Fox Distinguighed Term Professor, Chair APT Committee
Kathy Knafl, PhD – Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Professor, Co-Chair APT Committee
Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Chair Health Care Environmental Division

Fixed Term Faculty Career Planning and Preparing for Promotion – January 25, 2016
Kathy Alden, EdD, MSN, RN. IBCLC – Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of APR Committee
Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN – Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of APR Committee
Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN, – Professor, Chair Family Health Division

Fall 2015 Programs

Helping Students Thrive:  The Faculty Role in Students’ Success December 10, 2015, 9-11 Fox Auditorium

Candice Powell, M.ED
Retention Specialist
School of Education

Lisa Corwin, PhD
Finish Line Project Coordinator for STEM Transfers
Office of Undergraduate Retention

Predatory Publishing: How to Protect Your Work and Avoid Becoming Prey November 16, 2015
Beth Moreton, MLS
Nursing Liaison Librarian
Health Sciences Library

Copyright Issues in Teaching, Presentations, Publishing and Research October 19, 2015
Ann Terry Gilliland, MSLIS, JD
Scholarly Communications Officer
UNC-CH Davis Library

Pedagogy of Using Story – this session will demonstrate how narrative pedagogy can be used as a teaching strategy for building a safer healthcare system  September 28, 2016
Rick Stone

Shaping the Next Generation of Nurses through Best Practices in Clinical Teaching, Part 2 September 14, 2015
Leigh Mullen, MSN, RN, FNP-C – Panel Moderator
Betty Nance-Floyd, MSN/Ed, RN, CNE, CNL – Panel Member
Julie page, EdD, RN – Panel Member
JoAn Williams, MSN, RN- Panel Member

Spring 2015 Programs

Shaping the Next Generation of Nurses through Best Practices in Clinical Teaching March 16, 2015
Lisa Woodley, MSN, RN – Panel Facilitator
Leigh Mullen, MSN, RN, FNP-C – Panel Moderator
SON Faculty

Deliberate Practice- February 26, 2015
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE
Professor and Director or the RISE Center
Robert Morris University

Making the Most of Mentoring- February 16, 2015
David Kiel, D.P.H
Leadership Coordinator
Center for Faculty Excellence

Preparing for Tenure and Promotion – January 26, 2015
Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, CS – Chair APT Committee
Kathy Knafl, PhDCo-Chair APT Committee
Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN – Interim Chair
Adult & Geriatric Health Division

Career Planning Presentation for Fixed-Term Faculty – January 26, 2015
Kathy Alden, MSN, RN – Chair of APR Committee
Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN – Clinical Professor
Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, – Chair Family Health Division

Fall 2014 Programs

Bringing the “Discussion” Back to the Discussion Forum:  Tips for Engaging Students Online
Meg, Zomorodi, PhD, CNL, RN
Clinical Associate Professor, Josiah Macy Jr., Faculty Scholar & Health Care Systems APA Coordinator, School of Nursing

Strategies for Dealing with Challenging Students
Suzanne Gulledge, PhD
Clinical Professor, School of Education

Flip your Class and Stick the Landing:  Best Practices
Viji Sathy, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Spring 2014 Programs

Sharing Creative Educational Innovations
SON Faculty

Learning from Story:  Lewis Blackman, Teaching Us How to Improve Patient Safety
Helen Haskell
Founder Mothers Against Medical Error

Teaching for the Practice:  Helping Student Nurses Connect Classroom and Clinical Learning
Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Joshia Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar

Teaching Students to Care for Transgender Patients & Families
Ethan Cicero, BSN Honors Student
Chair, Undergraduate Student Governance Council

Preparing for Tenure and Promotion
Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN

Career Planning for Fixed Term Faculty
Kathy Alden, MSN, RN, Chair of APR Committee, Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF,
and Marcia Van Riper ,PhD, RN, FAAN

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