CON Undergraduate Faculty Team Member Role Description

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Undergraduate Faculty Team Member Role Description Subsection: 4.4.1
Section 4.0 - Faculty Policies Originating Date: May 2013
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Executive Council
Revised: May 2016


General Position Description

All faculty assigned to an undergraduate course are an integral part of the teaching team. Each member is charged with maintaining integrity of the concept-based curriculum, which includes adhering to concepts and exemplars as assigned to each course. Together with the undergraduate semester and course coordinators each team member participates in the decision-making process regarding the course. The team works together to facilitate the implementation of the course curriculum and to ensure inclusion of active learning strategies. The team member reports to the assistant dean and other administrators as needed.

General areas of responsibility include participation in curriculum implementation and instruction, communication, evaluation and resource identification.

Curriculum and Instruction

Maintaining integrity of the common curriculum, the undergraduate team member is responsible to work closely with the undergraduate course coordinator to provide smooth implementation of the course within the semester. The team member works with the course coordinator to identify specific teaching responsibilities and other activities within the course based on the expertise and interest of individual faculty. Responsibilities in a didactic course may include presenting classroom concepts with exemplars, posting of classroom materials on Blackboard, examination preparation, proctoring and grading of assignments. Responsibilities in a clinical course may include making student assignments, grading clinical paperwork, keeping current with the material presented in class including reinforcing concepts during the clinical experience and completing student evaluations. Team members may be asked to assist with other activities dealing with course implementation as the semester progresses.

Communication

Each undergraduate team member communicates in a manner that will facilitate information exchanges and promote a positive working environment within the course. S/he provides information regarding the curriculum, teaching and student issues to the undergraduate course coordinator. The team member refers to course coordinator any information or question to which s/he does not have direct responsibility. The team member communicates regarding student’s progress in a clinical course to the course coordinator, semester coordinator and other administrators as needed. S/he attends undergraduate semester or course meetings when planned.

Evaluation

The undergraduate team member works actively with the course members and course coordinator in the development, implementation and evaluation of all assessments in the course. For clinical courses s/he evaluates and documents student’s clinical performance in a timely manner and works with the course coordinator in developing plans for improvement if warranted.

Resources

The undergraduate team member works with the course coordinator to identify necessary resources to effectively implement the course curriculum. S/he is responsible for learning and using the current resources, including technology, available on each respective campus to promote student achievement of course outcomes.