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Additional Definitions of Academic Contribution of Principal Faculty in the Nontenure Clinical Educator Track Whose Primary Responsibility is Clinical

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12.01.99.Z1.01 Appendix B

  1. Effort

    A “20% time commitment” is defined as 8 hours per week averaged over the course of a year. This time commitment may be modified for a specific department, or in exceptional circumstance for an individual faculty member, on request of the Department Chairman and approval of the Component Head and HSC President. The evaluation of percent time spent in teaching activities includes time spent actively teaching and supervising students and residents while engaged in clinical services. It is recognized that teaching and/or research decrease a clinician’s efficiency and production in patient care. However, it is understood that the decreased efficiency in clinical services need not be equivalent to the percent clinical teaching and/or research effort because clinical teaching and/or clinical research can occur simultaneously with provision of clinical services. Nonetheless, a faculty member will typically produce less clinical volume or revenues in his/her clinical practice as compared to clinicians who do not have faculty roles.

    Research effort is defined as that effort in research activity that is formally accounted for in state and/or national records of the HSC. This research includes grants managed by and paid directly to the HSC or funded directly by HSC resources, clinical trials, research funded by private resources, and unfunded research documented in faculty reports to the HSC, or other research as approved by the Component Head and the HSC President. Activities that qualify an individual for appointment to a faculty position include contributions to undergraduate and graduate health professions education, and/or participation in research activity. A wide variety of roles may be considered in evaluating these contributions to the academic mission and promotion of a scholarly environment.

  2. The following activities are examples of contributions that justify appointment in the Principal Faculty track:

    1. Scholarship of Application - Community or public health education

    2. Scholarship of Integration –

      1. Writing review articles, textbook chapters, case reports
      2. Writing or editing textbooks or monographs
      3. Presenting lectures and/or preparing materials for continuing education
      4. Serving as a peer reviewer for journals or research funding agencies
    3. Scholarship of Teaching
      1. Mentoring, advising or supervising students, residents, fellows, or other professional trainees
      2. Teaching in courses, seminars, clinical settings, or other educational sessions;
      3. Preparing educational materials
      4. Participating in clinical teaching rounds, journal clubs, Grand Rounds, or other clinically based teaching sessions such as informal consultations with students, residents, or other trainees
      5. Serving as principal mentor to students engaged in research projects
      6. Planning or supporting teaching activities, such as participation in student grading conferences and serving on academic committees such as the component APT Committee, curriculum committee, or other educational committees.
    4. Scholarship of Discovery
      1. Participating in research projects or programs
      2. Publishing or presenting clinical or scientific reports
      3. Generally, meaningful contributions are expected in more than one type of scholarly activity. Contributions expected from an individual will be recommended by the Department Chairman to the Component Head prior to appointment, in accordance with the HSC standards. For example:
Activity Time Spent
Student evaluation Writing reports on individual student performance, preparation of student examination materials in written and other formats.
Professional academic meetings Presenting results of research or educational innovation.
Lectures Preparing for and delivering lectures to the HSC health professions students, graduate students, residents and/or fellows.
Case conferences, Grand Rounds, treatment planning seminars Principal presenter at case conferences, Grand Rounds, or treatment planning seminars and preparation time.
Teaching associated with hospital rounds, clinic sessions, and other patient care Rounds, clinic sessions, and other patient care during which the faculty member teaches and supervises the HSC health professions students, residents, and/or fellows.
Publications Writing papers, editorials, abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and non-peer reviewed journals with a statewide or national impact.
Preparation of teaching materials: syllabi, teaching manuals Preparation of printed, electronic, and other teaching support materials
Professional Service Health professions contributions to the external community in professional service activities
Academic Committee Meetings Meetings called by the Component Head or the HSC President, meetings of committees appointed by the Component Head or the HSC President, meetings specifically called to address academic issues of the Health Science Center, and/or meetings of the Faculty Senate.
Student advising One-on-one contact with the HSC health professions students for career counseling for academic improvement and mentoring.
Research Participating, as an investigator, in research projects of the HSC.
Research Mentoring Mentoring health professions students on their research
Preceptorships Service as preceptors to HSC health professions students.
Mentoring junior faculty Direct one-on-one support, advice, and mentoring of junior faculty
Faculty-oriented seminars Seminars designed for faculty benefit that address research and/or health professions education innovation. This includes journal clubs on research and/or health professions education innovation.
Continuing Education - faculty Presentation as Principal Faculty, or a leading or major contributor among a group of faculty, at Continuing Education courses.
Academic Administration Serving as teaching program coordinator, course director, clerkship director, residency director, and other academic administrative roles for the HSC Programs