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Promoting Scholarship And Faculty Development Through Faculty Learning Communities, Olive J. Yonge Dr., Sandra J. Davidson Oct 2017

Promoting Scholarship And Faculty Development Through Faculty Learning Communities, Olive J. Yonge Dr., Sandra J. Davidson

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Faculty learning communities (FLCs), whether they are topic or cohort-based, are a form of professional development that promote scholarship and collegiality among faculty members. This article describes how a number of FLCs were initiated in a Faculty of Nursing (FoN). Members who participated described the FLCs as scholarly, creative and morale enhancing. One of the most significant impacts in the topic-based FLCs was having members create a scholarly product such as articles, letters, theatrical performances, books, faculty modules, briefs and paintings. For the cohort-based FLC the product was preparing pre tenure faculty for tenure. It is recommended FLCs be voluntary ...


Exploring Self-Efficacy And Anxiety In First-Year Nursing Students Enrolled In A Discipline-Specific Scholarly Writing Course, Kim M. Mitchell, Tom Harrigan, Torrie Stefansson, Holly Setlack Apr 2017

Exploring Self-Efficacy And Anxiety In First-Year Nursing Students Enrolled In A Discipline-Specific Scholarly Writing Course, Kim M. Mitchell, Tom Harrigan, Torrie Stefansson, Holly Setlack

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Background: Very few studies measuring writing self-efficacy or anxiety in undergraduate nursing students exist in the education literature. The purpose of the present investigation was to identify if changes to writing self-efficacy and writing anxiety will occur in first-year baccalaureate nursing students who are exposed to a discipline-specific scholarly writing course employing scaffolding strategies as the primary instructional method. Concurrently, this study was the pilot test for a new measure assessing writing self-efficacy, The Self-Efficacy Scale for Academic Writing.

Method: A one-group pre-test/posttest design was employed. Sixty-four (64) paired questionnaires were available for analysis. Bandura’s self-efficacy theory and ...