CON Summer Salary Awards for Education or Practice Innovation Scholarship

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Summer Salary Awards Subsection: Appendix F
Section - Information Originating Date: November, 1998
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Executive Council
Revised: March, 2002
Revised: January, 2006
Revised: January, 2007
Revised: January, 2008
J:/RESOURCE MANUAL/Table of Contents College of Nursing Resource Manual

Summer Salary Awards

A limited amount of summer salary support will be available for Summer Salary Awards to faculty with nine month contracts. The priorities listed below for funding for Summer Salary Awards were developed by the Summer Salary Award Committee, endorsed by Faculty Coordinating Council, and approved by Executive Council. Only Education related strategies are included this year and are listed in priority order of funding. All proposals must be approved with signature of the applicant’s Department Chairperson or Division Assistant Dean (based on clarity and achievability of the proposal and on successful completion of any previously summer funded Project). Please allow adequate time for these approvals.

Priority will be based on the relevance of the proposal to the needs and strategic goals of the CON, and the clarity and achievability of proposed Project outcomes. Priority will be given to those Projects that have utility and buy-in from faculty across campuses for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Project:

  1. Proposals must provide a clear description of the involvement, responsibility, and accountability of each Project participant on each campus.
  2. If all divisions have been invited to participate in a cross-campus Project and all believe in the value of the Project, but representatives from each division are not available for summer work, funding can be awarded to those available to work on the Project.

Education Priorities

  1. Redesign course(s) (undergraduate or graduate) to include novel, learner-centered strategies.
  2. Develop strategies to improve NCLEX performance.
  3. Redesign course(s) (undergraduate or graduate) to include more context specific, practice-focused teaching and learning strategies.
  4. Develop classroom or clinical innovations that incorporate information technology into course(s).
  5. Prepare a grant application focused on teaching scholarship (e.g., training grant or testing an innovative teaching strategy).
  6. Develop strategies to promote cross-cultural or rural-urban student exchanges.


Faculty with nine month contracts may apply. Previous Summer Salary Awards must have been completed successfully (as determined by the applicant’s Dept. Chairperson/Assistant Dean) to be considered for approval of a 2008 Summer Salary Award.


Summer salary funding will be considered for Projects taking a minimum of 1 week up to a maximum of 6 weeks. To apply for this funding, submit a Summer Salary Award application (attached) for each Project. The application can also be found on the J: Drive (J:\POLICY\TableofContents.FacPolicy.doc) in Appendix F.

Deadline to Department Chairperson/Division Assistant Dean for signed approval is Friday 5 p.m. Feb. 25, 2008. Signature to be indicated by Dept. Chairperson/Assistant Dean by forwarding on email to Co-Chair of Summer Salary Award Committee, M.J. Stanley

Deadline for submission to Summer Salary Awards Committee is Friday 5 p.m. March 3, 2008. The Summer Salary committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the Dean. The anticipated date of notification for award is March 20, 2008. Deadline for completion of the Project is August 8, 2008. Deadline for Award Report to respective Dept. Chairperson/Assistant Dean is Friday September 5, 2008 by 5 p.m. Deadline for Award Report to Summer Salary Committee with approval of Dept. Chairperson/Assistant Dean is Friday September 12, 2008.