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ERIC Number: EJ835421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Options and Possibility: Scholarship in the SIAST Nursing Division--An Example of Advancing Scholarship in the Polytechnic Environment
Dick, Diana Davidson
College Quarterly, v9 n3 Sum 2006
The development of people is the Queen Bee in relation to the growth and productivity of programs, institutions and countries. It is the centre of the concentric circle of sustained improvement. Personal and professional development evokes interest, motivation, and possibility. The development of people includes the development of self, of others, and of providing the environment and emotional and practical infrastructure to allow people to engage in and take charge of their own development. With a supportive environment, people can explore the possibility of ideas and options, develop new skills and knowledge. Such growth fosters a sense of self-discovery and encountering others in new ways. The development of the individual contributes to the development of the collective. The consequence is a synergy of effort whereby goals are met and the unit advances forward. In considering the development of a unit such as a nursing school or a health science school, attention must be paid to the development of both staff and faculty to be true to development principles and to address the full potential and possibility of the unit. This article briefly outlines scholarship development as a strategy for the development of faculty as individuals and as a collective. This includes the development of ideas, curricula design and implementation in the Nursing Division, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). Different strategies were designed and implemented for and by the administrative support staff. Both groups charted their course in combination with the leadership and support of the dean, and the senior management team both of the school of nursing and of the institution.
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2J 2X5, Canada. Tel: 416-491-5050; Fax: 905-479-4561; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada