Proposal Title

Scholarship Transformed: Boyer'S Model in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Proposal Abstract

At a crossroads of expansion and development, one baccalaureate program discovered ambiguity around the definition of scholarship. Despite reference to Boyer's Model within tenure and promotion documents, the process to define and evaluate scholarly work lacked precision and clarity at the departmental level. By default, tenure-track faculty and those eligible for promotion were left to a forced compliance with university standards of scholarship that marginally reflected the actual scholarship of nursing science. In an effort to better define expectations of scholarship, provide clarity to tenure and promotion guidelines, and create a more positive environment conducive to the development of scholarly work, faculty in the school united to create a scholarly vision. Participant Objectives : 1) Create a process to facilitate cultural change to promote, foster, and support scholarly work and its transition to scholarship, 2) Identify similarities and differences in the definition of scholarship across disciplines, and 3) Relate the significance of the practice of nursing and nursing education to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Atrium/Concourse

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Scholarship Transformed: Boyer'S Model in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Atrium/Concourse

At a crossroads of expansion and development, one baccalaureate program discovered ambiguity around the definition of scholarship. Despite reference to Boyer's Model within tenure and promotion documents, the process to define and evaluate scholarly work lacked precision and clarity at the departmental level. By default, tenure-track faculty and those eligible for promotion were left to a forced compliance with university standards of scholarship that marginally reflected the actual scholarship of nursing science. In an effort to better define expectations of scholarship, provide clarity to tenure and promotion guidelines, and create a more positive environment conducive to the development of scholarly work, faculty in the school united to create a scholarly vision. Participant Objectives : 1) Create a process to facilitate cultural change to promote, foster, and support scholarly work and its transition to scholarship, 2) Identify similarities and differences in the definition of scholarship across disciplines, and 3) Relate the significance of the practice of nursing and nursing education to the scholarship of teaching and learning.