Full-Time Non-Tenure Track(FTNTT) Faculty Members | College of Nursing Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track(FTNTT) Faculty Members

FTNTT faculty members are expected to work full time for the university and normally shall be assigned teaching responsibilities of 30 credit hours per academic year, or an average of 15 hours per semester. For example, a “normal” teaching load shall consist of five 3 credit hour non-clinical courses per semester, or 10 courses per year.

 

Faculty work responsibilities within the CON shall be assigned consistent with provisions of university policy contained in the University Policy Register (http://www.kent.edu/policyreg/policydetails.cfm?customel_datapageid_1976529=2038538) and terms outlined in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement(s).

 

Assignments for T/TT and NTT faculty members teaching in APRN clinical courses (NP or CNS) take into consideration the need for faculty members to maintain clinical practice for certification. Clinical practice allowances are subject to the University Policy on Outside Employment.  Any such assignment can be made by the Dean in consultation with the CAC.

College of Nursing Workload Equivalencies

Assignment

Workload

Equivalencies/Year

Description/Comments

Undergraduate Course

Coordinator

Up to 1.5 WLEs per semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Graduate Concentration Coordinators

Up to 3 WLE per semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Director, DNP Program

Up to 3 WLE per semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Director, PhD Program

Up to 3 WLE per semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Director International Initiatives

Up to 3 WLE semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Simulation Laboratory Coordinator

Up to 6 WLE semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Director, Nurse Practitioner Concentrations

Up to 5 WLE semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Prelicensure Testing Coordinator

 

Up to 4 WLE semester

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Continuing Education Coordinator

Up to 1 WLE

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Lecture/seminar course hours, single faculty member

1 credit hour = 1 WLE

 

Lecture/seminar course hours, more than one faculty member per section

Number of credit hours/number of faculty (e.g., a 3 credit hour course with 2 faculty assigned = 1.5 WLE per faculty member)

 

Clinical laboratory course hours: direct supervision throughout semester (e.g., undergraduate clinical courses)

50 minute clinical period/week = .75 WLE

 

Practicum (intermittently supervised clinical) course hours: Indirect and/or intermittent supervision throughout semester (e.g., senior-level practicum; graduate practicum courses)

 

1 credit hour = 1 WLE

 

Assignment

Workload

Equivalencies/Year

Description/Comments

On-campus laboratory course hours

 

50 minute lab period/week = 1 WLE

 

Course development

New course development (traditional or distance/distributed): 1 semester of WLEs equivalent to the number of course credit

Conversion of traditional course to distance/distributed: 1 semester of WLEs equivalent to the number of course credits

 

Extraordinary activity/special assignment

Variable

See explanation below

Pre-tenure research

equivalency

9 hours each year for first two years; *3 hours/year for remaining 3 years

 

Graduate Faculty Status

(Section 3)

Temporary Associate: 0 WLEs

A1, 2 or 3: Up to 3 WLE/year

F2: Up to 3 WLE/year

F3: Up to 6 WLE/year

F4: Up to 9 WLE/year

*exception 0 WLE if receiving 9 hours for pre-tenure

 

Research Program Development

Up to 6 WLEs for continued grant development up to one year

See “Research” Section below

Funded Research Release Time

As awarded in grant

 

BSN Campus Coordinator at the Regional Campuses

See RC Handbook for equivalencies

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

Institutional Research Review Board Representative(s)

An AY appointment 1 WLE  per semester plus summer

 

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

RN to BSN Concentration Director

Up to 6 WLE/semester plus summer

See Appendix A for description of responsibilities

 

 

Special Administrative or Special Assignment Workload Equivalents

Other professional faculty activities that meet the mission of the CON and have the potential for demonstrable benefit to the CON may, upon negotiation between the faculty member and the dean, be assigned workload equivalencies commensurate with the amount of effort and benefit expected. Outcomes of such special assignments shall be reported in the faculty report prepared annually by each faculty member and submitted to the dean. Other configurations may be considered relative to teaching workload, as outlined in university policy and/or the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

 

Research

Tenure track faculty are awarded WLEs in the probationary period to develop a research trajectory consistent with the criteria for reappointment, tenure and promotion. Because of research expectations, all tenured faculty members develop a research plan for each academic year. Funded research release time that is identified in the grant proposal is honored.

 

For unfunded research or proposal development, tenured faculty have 3 WLEs per semester for demonstrated, ongoing research development and productivity. If proposals remain unfunded after that time, faculty will renegotiate for release time with the dean.

 

Summer Teaching Workload

Summer teaching assignments are made by the dean according to the applicable provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement(s). Faculty are notified of plans for offering summer courses by the beginning of the preceding spring semester and  have the opportunity to request assignment to preferred courses. Assignments are made according to the guidelines outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement(s). Faculty members may elect not to accept a summer assignment.

 

Overload Assignments

In the interest of maintaining a high standard of teaching and the desirability of faculty involvement in research and citizenship activities, overload assignments are strongly discouraged. Overload assignments (i.e. workload assignments which total more than twenty-four (24) credit hours per academic year for tenured and tenure-track Faculty and which total more than thirty (30) credit hours for full-time non-tenure-track faculty) will be made only in unusual circumstances. Such assignments require the agreement of the faculty member and the approval of the dean.

 

Faculty Reports of Workload

All load assignments will comply with current collective bargaining agreement(s). Each tenured Faculty member prepares an annual report of accomplishments reflecting workload assignment in accordance with university policies and the T/TT Collective Bargaining Agreement. Each continuing tenured Faculty member prepares and submits an annual workload summary report by the end of spring semester. CON Kent campus T/TT Faculty shall submit the annual workload summary report to the dean; regional campus T/TT Faculty shall submit report to the regional campus dean. This report identifies and updates the T/TT faculty member’s efforts, accomplishments, scholarly contributions, ongoing professional activities, citizenship and interests during the preceding academic year. These reports contribute to an ongoing record of each T/TT Faculty member’s professional activities providing information related to grant activities, collaborative scholarship and teaching activities.

 

The annual workload summary report submitted by the T/TT Faculty member shall be in the form of an annual updated curriculum vitae, a brief summary of the previous year’s professional activities and the course syllabi for each course or section of a course taught by the Faculty member during the previous academic year. The dean shall add to the report copies of the course evaluation summaries for each course section taught during the previous academic year. If necessary, the dean may request additional information from the Faculty member to clarify summary information and the faculty member shall respond in a timely fashion.

 

The purpose of this report is to document the workload, including utilization of the specified workload equivalencies, for that academic year. This report may be used in planning future workload equivalencies. Any other use of the report requires the consent of the Faculty member.

 

Teaching Assignments and Class Schedules

Faculty members are assigned to teach specific courses by the dean. The primary considerations for course assignments are prior teaching experience, subject expertise, regulatory and certifying body requirements (e.g., Ohio Board of Nursing) and shared responsibility among the faculty members for introductory courses. For each term of the regular academic year, the dean will communicate to each faculty member his/her teaching assignment in accordance with procedures and timelines outlined in the T/TT Collective Bargaining Agreement(s). The faculty member must indicate within ten (10) days of notification if he/she has questions or concerns about the teaching assignment.

 

Questions or concerns regarding teaching assignments should be addressed to the dean. In the case of a dispute or request for reassignment, the faculty member may request review by the CAC which will make a recommendation to the dean.

 

 

Student Evaluations

All course sections are evaluated by students at the end of every semester or course period, including summer sessions, using Survey of Student Instruction. The faculty of record receive summaries of survey question responses and any narrative data for each section taught after course grades are submitted. The evaluation summaries are made available to the assistant dean, undergraduate program or the dean’s designee for baccalaureate courses and associate dean, graduate programs or the dean’s designee for graduate courses. The evaluation summaries are public and available upon request.

 

 

 

 

Final Exams

Final examinations in all courses must be offered at the time and date specified in the university’s schedule of final examinations. Changes of the time and/or date of a final examination require prior approval of the dean, but in any case, the exam must also be offered at the time scheduled and publicized by the university for those students who desire to take the exam at that time.

 

Grades

Faculty members must inform students of their progress throughout the semester. Grades are a faculty member’s responsibility and should be assigned fairly and objectively. Submission of final grades must comply with university policy, including but not limited to the deadline for the timely submission of grades.

Roles and Responsibilities for CON Faculty Positions
(Job Descriptions)

  • Director, PhD Program
  • Director, DNP Program
  • Director, Nurse Practitioner Concentrations
  • Graduate Concentration Coordinators
  • RN to BSN Concentration Director
  • Undergraduate Course Coordinator
  • Director, International Initiatives
  • Pre-licensure Testing Coordinator
  • Simulation Laboratory Coordinator
  • Continuing Education Coordinator
  • BSN Campus Coordinator at the Regional Campuses
  • Institutional Research Review Board Representative

 

Title:

Director PhD Program

 

Reports To:

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Minimum

Qualifications:

Tenured member of the faculty with a PhD in nursing, senior rank and full graduate faculty status. Proven track record in conducting and disseminating research and research funding. Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate education is required. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation is necessary. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN).

 

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Provides direct oversight of curriculum development and implementation for the PhD program.
  2. Develops opportunities for programmatic improvement and growth.
  3. Schedules monthly meetings with faculty teaching in the program.
  4. Chairs faculty program group meetings.
  5. Orients new faculty to courses, and candidacy and dissertation processes.
  6. Works with faculty to maintain integrity and currency of the PhD curriculum. 
  7. Promotes faculty contributions to implementation of program specific courses.
  8. Works with graduate faculty committee in assigning advisors.
  9. Participate in CON and university-wide initiatives for student recruitment, retention, and progression.
  10. Submits an annual report by CON-established deadlines that includes the following: 
    1. Program admission and completion rates
    2. Student progression (e.g., leave of absence,  warning, probation, dismissal)
    3. Curriculum review and changes
    4. Student evaluations of course effectiveness
  1. Analyzes and reports program outcomes’ effectiveness (e.g. completion and employer rates, student dissemination rates (publications/presentations). 
  2. Performs other duties as assigned.
  3. Collaborate with joint colleagues at University of Akron.

Title:

Director DNP Program

 

Reports To:

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Minimum

Qualifications:

Tenured member of the faculty preferred.  Terminal degree in nursing, senior rank and full graduate faculty status. Proven track record in conducting and disseminating translational research, and securing funding. Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate education is required. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation is necessary. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN).

 

 

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Provides direct oversight of curriculum development and implementation for the DNP program.
  2. Develops opportunities for programmatic improvement and growth.
  3. Schedules monthly meetings with faculty teaching in the DNP program.
  4. Chairs faculty program group meetings.
  5. Orients new faculty to courses, and doctoral processes.
  6. Works with faculty to maintain integrity and currency of the DNP curriculum. 
  7. Promotes faculty contributions to implementation of program courses.
  8. Works with graduate faculty committee in assigning advisors.
  9. Participates in CON and university-wide initiatives  for student recruitment, retention, and progression
  10. Submits an annual report by CON-established deadlines that includes the following: 
    1. Program admission and completion rates
    2. Student progression (e.g., leave of absence,  warning, probation, dismissal)
    3. Curriculum review and changes
    4. Faculty and student evaluations of preceptors and clinical sites
    5. Student evaluations of course effectiveness
    6. Student certification pass rates
  1. Analyzes and reports program outcomes’ effectiveness (e.g. completion and employer rates, student dissemination rates (publications/presentations). 
  2. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Director, Nurse Practitioner Concentrations

Reports To:

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Minimum

Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in nursing or related field. Master’s degree in nursing required. National certification in one or more nurse practitioner specialties with current certificate of authority for NP practice in Ohio. Four to five years of experience in curriculum development. Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate or graduate education is required. Eligible for Associate or Full Graduate Faculty status.

 

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Promotes faculty role in NP courses according to CCNE standards and NONPF Criteria For Evaluation Of Nurse Practitioner Programs
  2. Assists in recruitment and hiring of faculty
  3. Assists in scheduling faculty and courses for academic year and summer programming
  4. Works with CON faculty and staff to ensure appropriate student assignments for clinical practica
  5. Coordinates NP faculty use of student data bases (e.g., Typhon, GPS, advising notes)
  6. Collaborates with graduate office staff in maintaining student academic records and outcomes (e.g., certification pass rates, time to graduation, etc.)
  7. Provides leadership for NP course curriculum planning, evaluation and revision
  8. Prepares materials for submission to internal and external bodies (OBR, EPC, CCNE, etc.)
  9. Chairs NP faculty group meetings
  10. Maintains currency in trends in APRN/NP nursing practice and education
  11. Collaborates with CON graduate office, marketing, and development to promote student recruitment and success, and CON initiatives.
  12. Analyzes and reports program effectiveness outcomes (e.g. completion and employer rates, student dissemination rates [publications/presentations]).
  13. Coordinates with DNP director and associate dean, graduate programs for NP student admissions and progression
  14. Orients new NP faculty to course/concentration and clinical agencies.
  15. Coordinates NP course clinical faculty and clinical facility placement, if necessary, with the graduate associate dean and the dean.
  16. Participates in CON and university-wide initiatives  for student recruitment, retention, and progression
  17. Submits an annual report by CON established deadlines that includes the following: 
    1. NP concentration admission and completion rates
    2. Student progression (e.g., leave of absence,  warning, probation, dismissal)
    3. Curriculum review and changes
    4. Faculty and student evaluations of preceptors and clinical sites.
    5. Student evaluations of course effectiveness
    6. Student certification pass rates
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Graduate Concentration Coordinator 

Reports To:

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs (for non-NP concentration); Director of NP Concentrations (for NP concentrations)

Minimum

Qualifications:

Member of the graduate faculty with a minimum of a graduate degree in nursing in the area of curricular concentration. For NP concentrations, must meet certification and/or experience criteria outlined in the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty’s Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs. Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate education is required. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation is necessary. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN). Coordinators of APRN concentrations must have a current certificate of authority from the Ohio Board of Nursing.

 

 

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Provides direct oversight of curriculum development and implementation for the concentration/specialty area.
  2. In NP concentrations, ensures faculty members in clinical courses coordinate clinical placements and site visits, preceptor selection and evaluation, and student evaluation according to Criteria For Evaluation Of Nurse Practitioner Programs. Schedules monthly meetings with faculty teaching in the concentration.
  3. Chairs or co-chairs faculty concentration group meetings.
  4. Orients new faculty to course/concentration and clinical agencies.
  5. Promotes faculty contributions to implementation of concentration specific courses.
  6. Coordinates clinical facility placement and preceptor procurement with the clinical faculty and, for NP concentrations, with the director of NP concentrations.
  1. Analyzes and reports concentration outcomes’ effectiveness (e.g. completion and employer rates, student dissemination rates (publications/presentations, employment rates).
  2. Submits an annual report by CON established deadlines that includes the following: 
    1. NP concentration admission and completion rates
    2. Student progression (e.g. Leave of absence,  warning, probation, dismissal)
    3. Curriculum review and changes within the specialty concentration courses
    4. Faculty and student evaluations of preceptors and clinical sites.
    5. Student evaluations of course effectiveness
    6. Student certification pass rates if applicable
  3. Analyzes and reports NP concentration outcomes’ effectiveness (e.g. completion and employer rates, student dissemination rates (publications/presentations). 
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

RN to BSN Concentration Coordinator

Reports To:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate

Minimum

Qualifications:

Member of the faculty with a minimum of master’s degree in nursing. Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate or graduate education is required. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation is necessary. Must hold an Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN) and meet the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) requirements for minimum qualifications.

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Coordinates clinical faculty and clinical facility placement, with the assistant dean, undergraduate programs and the dean.
  2. Coordinates development, implementation, and evaluation of program and courses in accordance to the design of the curriculum.
  3. Prepares annual course report in collaboration with the course faculty.
  4. Provides direct oversight of curriculum development and implementation for the program.
  5. Develops opportunities for programmatic improvement and growth.
  6. Schedules monthly meetings with faculty teaching in the program.
  7. Chairs faculty program meetings.
  8. Orients new faculty to courses, and clinical agencies.
  9. Works with faculty to maintain integrity and currency of the curriculum. 
  10. Promotes faculty contributions to implementation of program specific courses.
  11. Works with graduate faculty committee in assigning advisors.
  12. Participates in CON and university wide initiatives for student recruitment, retention, and progression.
  13. Submits an annual report by CON established deadlines that includes the following: 
    1. Program admission and completion rates
    2. Student progression (e.g., leave of absence,  warning, probation, dismissal)
    3. Curriculum review and changes
    4. Faculty and student evaluations of preceptors and clinical sites.
    5. Student evaluations of course effectiveness
  14. Analyzes and reports program outcomes’ effectiveness (e.g. completion and employer rates, student dissemination rates [publications/presentations]). 
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Undergraduate Course Coordinator

Reports To:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs 

Minimum

Qualifications:

Member of the faculty with a minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing in the area of curricular concentration of assigned course(s). Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate or graduate education is required. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation is necessary. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN).

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Chairs faculty group meetings.
  2. Orients new faculty to course/concentration and clinical agencies.
  3. Coordinates clinical faculty and clinical facility placement, if necessary, with the undergraduate assistant dean, and the dean.
  4. Facilitates student learning and professional resources within the CON and library.
  5. Submits course textbook orders to appropriate staff member for order placement.
  6. Follows up on issues related to the course; student comments.
  7. Prepares annual course report in collaboration with the course faculty.
  8. Submits an annual report by CON established deadlines that includes the following: 
    1. Course enrollment and completion rates
    2. Student progression (e.g. leave of absence,  warning, probation, dismissal)
    3. Curriculum review and changes
    4. Faculty and student evaluations of preceptors and clinical sites.
    5. Student evaluations of course effectiveness
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Director, International Initiatives

Reports To:

Dean

Minimum

Qualifications:

Earned doctorate preferred. Graduate degree in nursing required. Previous experience in international studies and research. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN.

 

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Represents the CON and clarifies nursing’s role in university-driven initiatives.
  2. Coordinates international opportunities for university faculty and students.
  3. Coordinates international student experiences with the assistant dean undergraduate, associate dean graduate, and associate dean of research.
  4. Engages in international entrepreneurial outreach activities that promote research and education collaboration for the CON.
  5. Assures visibility and fiscal viability of all international programming for CON.
  6. Coordinates international nursing standards and processes with appropriate University bodies.
  7.  Submits an annual report by CON established deadlines that addresses recruitment, retention, and diversity of CON international students.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Pre-licensure Testing Coordinator

Reports To:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Minimum

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in nursing required. Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate nursing. Must hold Ohio license as a registered nurse. Knowledge of curriculum development

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Prepares pre-licensure testing for student use.
  2. Orients faculty and students to pre-licensure test.
  3. Identifies opportunities for student remediation.
  4. Develops an annual report that uses continuous quality improvement to improve student outcomes based on standardized test performance.
  5. Makes recommendations to curriculum committee.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Simulation Laboratory Coordinator

Reports To:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Minimum

Qualifications:

Graduate degree in nursing; three to four years teaching experience.

 

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Oversees operation of the simulation laboratory (e.g. scheduling of simulation experiences, equipment repair, makes recommendations for procurement of equipment, security of equipment).
  2. Supports faculty in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of simulation at all levels of programming (e.g. assists with scenario development, use of standardized patients and other creative activities). 
  3. Recommends innovations to the curriculum committees and the dean for simulation opportunities.
  4. Maintains currency in simulation theory, research, practice, and skills.
  5. Promotes the use and viability of the simulation lab within the CON and beyond.
  6. Promotes opportunities for intraprofessional and interprofessional collaboration.
  7. Prepares an annual report that addresses the simulation lab use statistics, student and faculty evaluation of simulations, supplies used, upgrades  of materials or processes, and future needs and plans.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

Continuing Education Coordinator

Reports To:

Associate Dean for Research

Minimum

Qualifications:

Faculty member with graduate degree in nursing, or related discipline. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Works collaboratively within the CON to implement programming.
  2. Develops objectives, content, requirements, methods and evaluation for continuing education courses in collaboration with course faculty.
  3. Coordinates approval process for continuing education offerings.
  4. Recruits and makes recommendations for qualified nursing continuing education faculty.
  5. Meets with members of the community and regional campus staff to coordinate offerings.
  6. Maintains and administers the Ohio Nurses Association approval mechanism for continuing education.
  7. Develops an annual report that addresses programs, attendees, and evaluation of programs by attendees. 
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Title:

BSN Campus Coordinator at the Regional Campuses

Reports To:

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate/Dean of the CON and Regional Campus

Minimum Qualifications:

Full time member of the faculty with a minimum of MSN in nursing. Doctoral Degree preferred. Previous teaching in baccalaureate or graduate education is required. Knowledge of curriculum development, methods of teaching, and education is required. Must hold an Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN).

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  1. Ensures University, College of Nursing (CON) and Regional Campus policies, procedures and guidelines are followed.
  2. Collaborates with schools, departments, colleges, faculty members, etc., regarding program(s).
  3. Evaluates program(s) and make recommendations for change as needed to CON and Campus Deans.
  4. Recruits faculty for program(s) and recommend for hire to the Regional Campus Dean and College of Nursing Dean.
  5. Coordinates clinical faculty and clinical facility placement.
  6. Orients new faculty to courses, regional campus system, CON expectations and clinical agencies.
  7. Oversees, mentors and provides feedback for full time and part-time faculty.
  8. Develops and maintains relationships with area clinical agencies and evaluate clinical sites.
  9. Facilitates student learning and professional resources within the CON and library.
  10. Chairs nursing faculty meetings at respective regional campus.
  11. Follows up on issues related to courses and student concerns/comments.
  12. Submits textbook orders to campus bookstore.
  13. Develops, oversees and updates skills lab.
  14. Develops, oversees and updates simulation lab.
  15. Develops semester class schedules.
  16. Recommends faculty workload to Dean.
  17. Serves as advisor and recruiter for all BSN programs.
  18. Evaluates retention and graduation rates and makes changes accordingly.
  19. Provides information to students/stakeholders.
  20. Serves as spokesperson for the program within the community.
  21. Prepares and maintains mandatory program documentation and records.
  22. Coordinate meetings, conferences, or special activities.
  23. Serve as spokesperson for the program within the Regional Campus and CON.
  24. Submits annual report.
  25. Perform related duties as assigned.

Title:

KSU Institutional Research Review Board (IRB) Representatives (2)

Reports To:

Associate Dean, Research

Minimum

Qualifications:

Tenured faculty member with a PhD and full graduate faculty status. Track record in conducting and disseminating research, and research funding. Must hold Ohio license as a Registered Nurse (RN) and meet Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) requirements for minimum qualifications.

 

Duties and essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Serves as a member of the IRB at Kent State University as a representative of the College of Nursing.
  2. Appointed by the KSU IRB institutional official.
  3. Serves a one year, renewable term of service.
  4. Attends the KSU IRB meetings and actively participates in the review of research, unless arrangements have been made for the alternate’s attendance.
  5. Attains training in human subjects protection for KSU IRB members.
  6. Applies principles of the Belmont Report and the federal regulations related to the protection of human subjects.
  7. Reviews IRB applications for the College of Nursing faculty, administrators, and students at all campuses.
  8. Provides timely written comments on research undergoing IRB review.
  9. Maintains confidentiality of IRB-related information.
  10. Maintains a current knowledge of and assuring compliance with relevant regulations, laws, and policies related to the protection of human subjects.
  11. Reviews and approves research by expedited procedures.

Participates in the discussion of issues affecting the human research protection program and contributing to policy development, as appropriate