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49 Pa. Code § 21.193. Faculty policies.

§ 21.193. Faculty policies.

 (a)  The faculty shall be employed by and responsible to the educational institution.

 (b)  Faculty members shall meet the requirements of the parent institution for faculty appointments.

 (c)  Policies, including personnel policies, in effect for nursing faculty, shall be those in effect for faculty members throughout the educational institution, with adjustments for differences that may be required in education for practical nursing.

 (d)  Policies for selection, appointment and promotion of faculty shall be defined in writing.

 (e)  Functions and responsibilities of each faculty member shall be defined in writing.

 (f)  Full-time faculty of the nursing program may not carry responsibilities for administration, curriculum development or teaching for other types of educational programs, nor may the nursing faculty be responsible for student health services or first aid.

 (g)  Changes in status of faculty from full-time to part-time or vice versa shall be reported to the Board.

 (h)  The director or coordinator and nursing faculty of the program shall be afforded the time and opportunity to engage in leadership activities within their profession as are commensurate with their educational responsibilities.

 (i)  In determining teaching load of the faculty the following criteria shall be considered:

   (1)  Number of individual courses or units of study assigned with consideration of differences in scope and depth.

   (2)  Number and size of scheduled weekly classes, including laboratory and clinical teaching contact hours.

   (3)  Additional assignments relative to the functions and responsibilities of the faculty member; such as guidance of students, student evaluation, program revision, participation in activities of faculty organization.

 (j)  There shall be a planned and active faculty development program designed by the faculty to meet their perceived needs.

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