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Nursing Faculty who teach in the undergraduate pre-licensure options are required to meet North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) standards. It is the responsibility of faculty to meet these requirements and to maintain appropriate documentation verifying their satisfaction of these rules. These standards can be reviewed at the NCBON website here. At this site, click on 21 NCAC 36.0318 Faculty. The standards are also attached to this document.
The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCSON) supports the requests of graduate students from other institutions to practice teach in the undergraduate or graduate programs whenever possible. Priority for placement is given to students enrolled in the UNCSON.
Elective courses enhance the curricular offerings and enrich the educational experience of all students. They also provide faculty with an opportunity to teach about or expand on important content that is not routinely addressed in required coursework or programs. The School of Nursing is committed to offering elective courses in all programs in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
The decision to close a course to enrollment is dependent on balancing many factors including faculty workloads, budgetary considerations, required course as opposed to elective courses, frequency of course offerings as reflected in the approved course map, and efficient student progression, among other factors.
Procedures for Academic Program Planning & Implementation identifies the steps in the School of Nursing program planning and implementation process. The Course Map is a long term plan identifying proposed course offerings by program and semester and serves as a guide for the development of more detailed documents: the Course Schedule, the Course and Clinical Rotation Schedule (CCRS) and the Faculty Responsibility Sheet (FRS).
It is School of Nursing policy that students have an opportunity to evaluate all courses and learning opportunities. Student course evaluations provide essential information on the quality of instructional and curricular offerings to faculty, course coordinators, program executive committees, program directors and School of Nursing administrators.
Evaluation of teaching including peer observation occurs at critical points in the faculty member's career. Peer observation must occur at times of review for promotion and multi-year reappointment. These peer observations are required by the University and are summative in nature.
Concern over "who owns what" has promoted the faculty to consider the copyright and transmission of intellectual property in the School of Nursing. Using the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Copyright Policy the Faculty Executive Committee has developed a policy for the sharing of intellectual property in the School of Nursing.
Assistive devices, such as PDAs, camera phones, calculators, translators, or other electronic devices, are not allowed into an examination session for use by students unless faculty have approved use of these devices for all students prior to the examination. One exception to this is the use of assistive devices that have been approved by Disability Services.
Teaching Assistants, Teaching Associates, and Teaching Fellows are graduate students who perform a variety of roles related to teaching in classroom or clinical laboratory settings. With accompanying training, these roles constitute an apprenticeship in teaching.