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<td width="60%">Section 3.0 - Position DescriptionDescriptions</td>
<td width="40%">Originating Date: September 1987</td>
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<td>Revised: March 1998<br />Revised: December, 2004<br />Revised: February 2006<br />Revised: March 2008<br />Revised: [[CON Division Assistant Deans version August 2010|August 2010]]<br />Revised: [[CON Division Assistant Deans version October 2015|October 2015]]<br />Revised: [[CON Division Assistant Deans version May 2017|May 2017]]<br />Revised: September 2018</td>
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====Faculty:====
<p style="margin-bottom:15px; max-width:70em !important;">The Division Assistant Deans encourage and facilitate faculty career development and scholarly activity. They mentor faculty in their teaching, scholarship, and service activities. They work with the Associate Dean for Research to facilitate doctorally-prepared faculty’s research programs, and with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Dean for Transformational Practice and Partnerships to encourage faculty’s scholarly productivity in the teaching and clinical practice missions. They are responsible for making the undergraduate teaching assignments of faculty and for considering equity in faculty's total workload. They collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and appropriate Academic Program Directors in making assignments to graduate courses. They recruit faculty to the Division, recommend the appointment of new faculty to the Dean, and orient new faculty. The Division Assistant Deans annually evaluate faculty performance, holding faculty accountable for their responsibilities to their tripartite roles. They counsel faculty toward promotion and tenure, (Refer to Appendix A3) and make recommendations to the Dean for merit salary increases. They approve faculty travel for educational and presentation opportunities within budget and make recommendations to the Dean for faculty educational leave, sabbatical leave, and nominations for faculty awards and scholarships. In consultation with faculty and the Morehead Center for Nursing Practice, they facilitate contractual agreements for faculty practice, ensuring that practice arrangements are aligned with the mission and needs of the College and are budget-neutral or budget-positive.</p>
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====Resources and Information:====
<p style="margin-bottom:15px; max-width:70em !important;">Division Assistant Deans propose an annual budget and manage the budget of the Division in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Director of Administrationand Operations, judiciously utilizing resources for the good of the Division and the College and creating an environment of financial stewardship among faculty and staff. They are responsible for the oversight of the building facility and assignment of classrooms, assuring adequate and appropriately maintained space. They lend general oversight with the faculty, the appropriate academic Program Director, community agencies, and if needed the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in identifying appropriate clinical sites to meet educational standards and objectives, in making the most judicious use of these sites, and in maintaining current clinical agency contracts and good public relations. They have administrative responsibility for the staffing and functioning of the Learning Resource Center and for faculty use of other learning technologies. Division Assistant Deans prepare reports as requested.</p>
====Appointment Requirements:====
<p style="margin-bottom:15px; max-width:70em !important;">Division Assistant Deans must have a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field and a graduate degree with a major in nursing. An earned doctorate is expected, although exceptions will be considered relative to qualifications. In addition, they should have experience and demonstrate skill in administration, interpersonal relations, teaching and curriculum development, and have demonstrated scholarly activity. Division Assistant Deans must be registered to practice nursing in Nebraska and demonstrate professional leadership activity in professional organizations. Terms of employment are in keeping with current University of Nebraska policy.</p>

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