Dear STTI Members,
The International Board of Directors met most recently on 27 November 2012 for a video conference to conduct the business of the society.
The following reflects the decisions made, direction setting undertaken, and the information that was shared.
The board approved the minutes of the 18-19 September 2012 Board of Directors in-person meeting as submitted, and the minutes of the 8 November 2012 teleconference meeting, including email votes from all board members on agenda items, because the 8 November 2012 meeting did not have a quorum present to vote.
The board approved the FY12 audit report of the Corporate Audit and Accountability Committee, which was prepared and presented by the Chair, Nancy Sharts-Hopko.
The board approved renewal of a three-year partnership with the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN), with STTI funding two fellow mentor pairs, and INDEN funding one fellow mentor pair each year. STTI will be involved in the selection process.
The board accepted the recommendation of the Delegate Voting Task Force. Based on feedback from chapters, this task force reported that a majority of respondents find the current system acceptable, but recommended this be re-evaluated at intervals in the future.
The board approved funding for a PhD and a DNP STTI/Jonas Scholar for the 2014-2016 scholar program. The Jonas Foundation supports PhD and DNP students in the United States “to address the shortage of nursing faculty” and “to strengthen primary care capacity.”
The Sigma Theta Tau International and Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education has been established. The STTI/Chamberlain Center will focus on advancing global excellence in nursing education and preparing the highly skilled nurses of the future to elevate the level of patient care in an increasingly diversified population. The STTI/Chamberlain Center will provide career and leadership development for nurse educators; create resources and events related to excellence in nursing education; implement an emerging educational administrator program; and develop programs to promote nursing education globally. A volunteer advisory board of 10 nurse leaders will provide guidance on the center’s programs.
President-elect Hester Klopper will assume the position of chief executive officer of FUNDISA on 7 January 2013. The board accepted a conflict of interest letter signed by Dr. Klopper with the understanding that she will abstain from voting as an STTI board member on matters pertaining to/ involving the society and FUNDISA.
|Suzanne S. Prevost
|President, Honor Society of Nursing,
||Secretary, Honor Society of Nursing,|
|Sigma Theta Tau International
||Sigma Theta Tau International|