The purpose of the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education is to advance global excellence in nursing education. The programs currently in development are described below.
Faculty Knowledge/Skills Development Program
Utilizing a combination of online education courses, webinars, and face-to-face workshops, this program will provide content on curriculum; distance learning; technology; enhanced and innovative teaching strategies for theory and clinical courses; classroom management including disruptive students and cheating; and student related legal issues.
Faculty Professional Role Development Program
This program will focus on content to assist faculty achieve career goals that lead to promotion and/or tenure. A combination of online educational courses, webinars, and face-to-face workshops will focus on strengthening knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition, the program will identify strategies for the successful creation and completion of a professional portfolio to document the nurse educator’s accomplishments across their career.
Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy
This specialized leadership academy is designed for experienced faculty with at least seven years of full-time employment in a faculty role.
During this 12-month leadership development experience, you will create an individualized progression plan to increase your leadership acumen and develop or sharpen the skill sets that are essential to success in a faculty leadership role. You'll also:
- Build a foundation for academic career development and success.
- Strengthen personal leadership skills.
- Develop and refine skills for creating successful curriculum platforms.
- Expand your influence within your academic institution, community, and profession.
Through a variety of vehicles including online learning activities and discussion forums, personal reflection assessments, and face-to-face workshops, you will collaborate with your chosen mentor and the Academy's faculty to successfully achieve your leadership goals.
The Academy will launch in October 2014. The dates for the in-person events are below:
- Workshop 1: 24-25, October 2014, Indianapolis, IN
- Workshop 2: 10-11, April 2015, Location TBD
- STTI Biennial Convention: 7-8 November Biennial Convention 2015, Las Vegas, NV (entire Convention will take place from 7-11 November 2015)
Applications will be accepted from 1 May - 1 July, 2014.
Emerging Educational Administrator Program
This program will target faculty aspiring to be administrators or those who are in their first administrative position. Delivered electronically and via an intensive face-to-face educational institute experience, it will include content focused on internal and external roles, strategic planning, budgeting, legal concerns, evaluating faculty, developing donors, accrediting and regulatory bodies, and political issues.
Nurse Educator Mentoring Program
Developed by experts in leadership and mentoring in education, innovative approaches to support mentors, mentees, and the mentoring relationship in nursing education will be offered.
Research Grant Opportunities
Allocation of funds is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant, and the applicant's research budget.
For any questions or additional information contact CENE@stti.org.