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(1) There must be a sufficient number of qualified faculty to meet the purposes and objectives of the nursing program. Faculty includes all nurses employed by the program to provide didactic and/or clinical/laboratory experiences, except clinical resource nurses and preceptors.

(2) Clinical and didactic faculty, CRRNs, and preceptors shall hold unencumbered Montana nursing licenses to practice nursing.

(3) Faculty shall have primary responsibility for the development and provision of the academic program(s), including participation in program policy development.

(4) Faculty shall maintain continuing professional development in each area of academic responsibility.

(5) Faculty members who have responsibility for clinical teaching shall have relevant education and/or experience and meet all of the faculty qualifications for the program level in which they are teaching.

(6) Faculty member titles should be consistent with faculty functions and the same as or equivalent to titles of faculty of other units of the parent institution.

(7) Faculty members shall be responsible for:

(a) planning, implementing, and evaluating learning experiences based on each course's objectives;

(b) participating in academic student advising;

(c) providing for student and peer evaluation of teaching effectiveness; and

(d) participating in the selection of new faculty and the promotion and tenure of other faculty.

(8) Faculty workloads should be equitable, and must allow time for:

(a) class and lab preparation;

(b) didactic and clinical teaching;

(c) program evaluation and performance improvement;

(d) improvements of teaching methods;

(e) student advising;

(f) participation in faculty organization and committees;

(g) attendance at professional meetings; and

(h) participation in continuing education activities, as required by these rules.

(9) Written job descriptions and performance expectations must be available for each position.

(10) Personnel policies must be in writing and must include selection, appointment, promotion, and faculty development.



History: 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, 37-8-301, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 626, Eff. 7/1/97; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1080, Eff. 5/23/03; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 8/25/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2651, Eff. 11/13/10.

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