Faculty Development Programs 2015-2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop on MOODLE Update

Global Collaboration in Shaping in Practice, Education and Research

Palliative and Hospice Care in Jordan: Dr. Amal Albunduk

Ethics in Research and Publication: Dr. Lamki, MD, FRCPC, FACR, FACNM


Objective: At the end of the session the faculty will be able to enhance the understanding about ethics in research and practice ethics in the publication of their research work.

Speaker: Dr. Lamk Lamki, MD, FRCPC, FACR, FACNM, Professor of Radiology, Chief Editor, SQU Medical Journal, Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Health Affairs,
Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Gist: He highlighted about the various ethical issues in conduct and publication of research work. He also insisted upon writing of research article to a reputed journals, avoiding plagiarism and other misconduct in the publication of research work.

Feedback-Faculty: 90% of faculty members attended the presentation and everybody recorded that it’s a very useful and need of the hour.  

Speaker:   Dr. Lamk Lamki, MD, FRCPC, FACR, FACNM 
Professor of Radiology, Chief Editor, SQU Medical Journal,  Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Health Affairs, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Gist:  He highlighted about the various ethical issues in conduct and
publication of research work. He also insisted upon writing of research article  to a reputed journals, avoiding plagiarism and other misconduct in the
publication of research work. 

Feedback-Faculty: 90% of faculty members attended the presentation and  everybody recorded that it’s a very useful and need of the hour. 

Speaker:   Dr. Lamk Lamki, MD, FRCPC, FACR, FACNM 
Professor of Radiology, Chief Editor, SQU Medical Journal,  Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Health Affairs, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Gist:  He highlighted about the various ethical issues in conduct and
publication of research work. He also insisted upon writing of research article  to a reputed journals, avoiding plagiarism and other misconduct in the
publication of research work. 

Feedback-Faculty: 90% of faculty members attended the presentation and  everybody recorded that it’s a very useful and need of the hour. 

Turnitin: Dr. Kenneth Andrew

QSEN: Christie Emerson RN, MSN, FNP

Simulation Workshop: Jennifer L. Bartlett PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE

Academic Advising Workshop

Objective: At the end of the presentation the faculty members will be able to understand (enhance (existing faculty) and gain (new faculty) regarding student academic, admission and registration regulations.
Speakers: SAP committee members
College of Nursing, SQU 
• Dr. Melba Sheila D’Souza, AADUGS
• Ms. Anandhi
• Ms. Devakirubai
• Ms. Deepa Shaji
• Mr. Joshy
• Ms. Saraswathy
• Mr. Devanprabudass
• Ms. Asmaa

Gist: The team consisted of four station and each station explained and practiced some case scenarios regarding role of academic advisor like:
• Documentation
• Foundation program
• Transfer to other colleges
• Challenge examination
• Pre-registration
• Add & drop
• Understanding & analyzing the transcript (postponement of course, withdrawal, FSP, ect.,).
• GPA calculation
• Probation status
• Repeated courses
• Registration of probation students
• How to handle difficult students


Feedback-Faculty: Faculty members were divided into two groups and expressed that it’s a very useful session and some of the new faculty members expressed to have the workshop again.

Research Programs: Social Watch

 

Objective: At the end of the of the session the faculty and students will be able to understand and access the various research programs and the grants by TRC

Speaker: Dr. Ahmed al Shukaili and Research Director Health and Social Development Sector, Office of Assistant Secretary General for Programs and Research, The Research Council of Oman Sultanate of Oman, Muscat

Gist: He explained the various research grants, its requirements and the time line for submission and the various process of selection of research proposals. He highlighted much about the FURAP which is for the faculty mentored student research proposal.

Feedback-Faculty: 98% faulty members participated and had good interaction with Dr. Ahmad. All the students and faculty members expressed that it’s a very useful session.

Data Cleaning Workshop: Mr. Saad Tariq Siddiqui

 

Objective: At the end of the workshop the faculty will be able to understand and practice the process of detecting and correcting (or removing) corrupt or inaccurate records from a record set, table, or database.

Speaker: Mr. Saaud, Research Assistant, College of Nursing, SQU


Gist: He explained the process of amending or removing data in a database that is incorrect, incomplete, improperly formatted, or duplicated using some dummy data and added that, a database scrubbing tool includes programs that are capable of correcting a number of specific type of mistakes, such as adding missing zip codes or finding duplicate records and using a data scrubbing tool we can save a database administrator a significant amount of time and can be less costly than fixing errors manually.


Feedback-Faculty: 85 % of faculty members attend the workshop and benefited out of this. They expressed to have more practical sessions to practice.

Undergraduate Academic Advising: Dr. Saoud Al Jufaily

 

Objective: At the end of the presentation the faculty members will be able to understand (enhance (existing faculty) and gain (new faculty) regarding student academic, admission and registration regulations.

Speaker: Dr. Saoud Al Jufaily, Assistant Dean, Registration, Deanship of Admission and Regulation, Sultan Qaboos University.

Gist: Dr. Saoud Al Jufaily highlighted about the academic, admission and registration regulation, and grading and graduation regulation. He detailed each aspects using unknown transcripts regarding advising, degree plan, and transfer of students from one college to another college within the university, probation status, calculation of grade Point Average and academic misconduct etc.

Feedback-Faculty: Almost 95% faculty members attended and clarified their doubts regarding advising. New faculty members expressed to have another session by the same speaker again on the same topic. Existing faculty members expressed to have discussion with the nursing transcripts which will be very useful.

Portal Attendance Workshop: Mr. Mohammed Rayees Afroz

 

Objective: At the end of the workshop the faculty will be able to gain skill in maintain the student’s attendance in our SQU Portal

Speaker: Mr. Mohammed Rayees Afroz, Web & Electronic Service Section, Center of Information Systems, SQU

Gist: Mr. Mohammed Rayees demonstrated the online- Portal attendance system which will be introduced during Spring 2015 at our college of Nursing too. His assistant Ms. Afra sent the following link for further practice:  https://sslportal.squ.edu.om/portal/page/portal/test_pages/courseAttendance

Feedback-Faculty: All the faculty members attended and practiced in the workshop and everybody felt very easy and very useful.

Innovation and Health Care Technology: Nancy P. Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN

 

Objective:

Speaker: Nancy P. Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN


Gist: She highlighted about the use of technological innovation in the health care system and the widespread agreement among members of the healthcare community and the transformation of healthcare in the top social priority in the United States. Supported by a series of pivotal reports addressing medical errors, patient care quality, and education for health professionals by nurses, physicians, and other health professionals practicing twenty-first-century healthcare. These competencies included: patient-centered care delivery, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, a strong focus on quality improvement, and the use of information technologies.

Feedback-Faculty: Most of the faculty members appreciated the new topic which will be soon implemented in our setup. Some of the faculty members discussed the existing practice(Mobile application) in the nursing education.

Faculty Practice: Developing a Neighborhood Coaching Model for Population Health

 

Objective: At the end of the session the faculty will be able to demonstrate innovative patient-centered models of nursing practice and health care Lead efforts to translate research into practice and support nursing education across the health care continuum, preparing nurses for the diversity of experiences that will be needed in the future. Improve

Speaker: Prof. Sheila Ryan, PhD, RN,FAAN UNMC CON, International Programs, University of Nebraska Center, College of Nursing, USA

Gist: She has enlighten the RELATIONSHIP-BASED PERSONAL HEALTH Between all Health Coaches and RN mentors in the program, sharing best-practices and innovations Family members and community members, creating real-time support groups Students providing neighborhood assessment, wellness/risk management education, small group facilitation, creating a new health Professionals in neighborhood-based primary care environment University Faculty/Health Researchers to evaluate program performance and impact

Feedback-Faculty: Since it’s a new model, faculty members interacted and shared many program which will support the model to be practiced in our setup.

iclicker: Dr. Khalid Al Omari

 

Objective: At the end of the session the faculty will be able to practice i clicker in their course which will enhance the quick evaluation of student’s response to the multiple questions.

Speaker: Dr. Khaled Al Omar, Asst. Prof, College of Nursing, SQU

Gist: Dr. Khaled expressed that an i Clicker is a radio frequency device that allows a student to anonymously respond to questions instructor poses in class.

Feedback-Faculty: Almost 94% of faculty members attended the session and expressed that this will be a useful practice for our setup.

SPSS: Data Entry, Discriptive and Analytical Statistics

 

Objective: At the end of the workshop the faculty members will be able to enhance the knowledge and develop desirable attitude and skill regarding usage of SPSS while teaching the students and in their research work.

Speaker: Dr. Fayez A .A. Al-Simadi, Associate Professor, Sociology / Research Design and Social Statistic, Dept. of Sociology & Social Work, Sultan Qaboos University.

Gist: Dr. Fayez conducted this workshop for 12 hours. Most of the faculty members attended the workshop every Thursday between 1 to 4pm for four consecutive weeks. He facilitated all the faculty members on the following: data entry and treatment: Familiarization with SPSS: Creating a data file, Open an existing data file, Recode Data, Compute Function, Replace Missing Values, Select Cases / Create a Filter Variable, Use the Merge function to add cases, Use the Merge function to add variables and Some basic IDA graphing.

Feedback-Faculty: All the faculty members appreciated the effort by Dr. Fayez and expressed to have more practical class and to have small span of control.

Wolters Kluwer Health: Alison Major

Objective: At the end of the presentation the faculty will be able to extensively use the teaching resources in the classroom, clinical practice and in the clinical lab.

Speaker: Ms. Alison Major & Mr. Wassim. They both are the marketing Managers of the Wolters Kluwer Health, Middle East.

Gist: Presenters highlighted about the access to the instructor’s resources, test generators, power points for each chapters, learning objectives, images, relevant videos, case studies and its answers, evidence based articles and simulation scenarios. www.thepoint.com E mail: alison.major@wolterskluwer.com Ph:+44(0)20 79810519.


Feedback-Faculty: 80% faculty members attended and appreciated the usefulness. Few faculty members practiced the online simulation with the representative’s help. Especially most of the course coordinators got the access to the instructor’s resource. 


The Road to Publication : Roger Watson PhD, FRCN FAAN, Editor-in-Chief JAN


The Four Rules of Writing: Roger Watson PhD FRCN FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, JAN

Writing a Scholarly Nursing Manuscript for Publication

A faculty development workshop on writing a scholarly nursing manuscript for publication was conducted by Dr. Kader Parahoo from the Nursing and Health Research, School of Nursing and Institute of Research, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

The workshop was held from the 8th to the 12th of December 2013 at College of Nursing.

The invited participants were from Oman Nursing Institute, Ministry of Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, and College of Nursing at SQU.

The week-long workshop was divided as follows: writing for publications (with exercise), reviewing individual manuscripts (on individual basis), and how to design a study and write a research proposal.

Simulation

The Skills and Simulation Lab Committee in collaboration with the Staff Development Committee organized the Lab Open Day on 19th December 2013. The event is geared to give the College of Nursing faculty about the different simulators available in the nursing skills laboratory.

The program started with an opening remarks by Dean Esra Al Khasawneh. Mrs. Kawkab Al Garabi shared her experienced in writing simulation. Mrs. Sumaiya Al Kindi talked about the standardized patient and on how it is being utilized in the college at present. She also shared the plans of collaborating with the College of Arts for presenting scenarios with scripts to be utilized in role plays. Mrs. Sakiya Al Subeihi shared her expertise in enhancing reality in the lab teaching-learning experience through the use of “moulage”.

The highlight of the lab open day was the presentation of the newly purchased simulator called “Noelle”.  It combines the best of patient care simulators with the advanced childbirth simulator. It is designed to provide a complete birthing experience Noelle” a maternal and birthing simulator before, during and after delivery. The simulation scenario was presented by Dr. Vidya Seshan, Mrs. Fatma Al Jabri, Dr. Joshua Muliira, Mrs. Lani Wittman, Mrs. Savithri Raman, and Mrs. Zakiya Al Subeihi. The said scenario presentation was viewed by the faculty from another room through a live video presentation. A tour of the lab facilities, stations, and hands on experience with the available equipment and simulators by the faculty was made towards the end of the Open Lab Day program.

Building your Professional Portfolio for Graduate Studies

College of Nursing, as part of the Advanced Clinical Exam for Fall 2013 invited International External Examiners from USA and Lebanon. During their visit, the External Examiners met and conducted a session about “Building the Personal Portfolio for Graduate Studies with our faculty members pursuing graduate studies.

The Dean, Dr. Esra Al Khasawneh emphasized the importance of a comprehensive personal portfolio that covers research, academic achievements, and philosophy as significant aspect, as other measures of GRE and TOEFL to increase their chances of becoming accepted in top ranked universities.

 

Among the External Examiners were:

 

Prof. Huda Huijer, RN, PhD, FEANS, FAAN
Director of Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut

Dr. Nancy Hanrahan, RN, PhD, FAAN
Assoc. Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kawkab Shishani, PhD,
Asst. Professor, College of Nursing, Washington State University

Transitional Care Model

Dr. Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing University of Pennsylvania presented a study on the Translation of a Transitional Care Model for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness to the faculty of College of Nursing on 20th January 2014 at the CON Auditorium. The said study emphasized on educating patients & family caregivers to address root causes of poor outcomes & avoid preventable rehospitalizations.

Simulation in Nursing Education: Sharing The WSU Experience

Dr. Kawkab Shishani, PhD, Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing in Washington State University presented a topic on  “How to Plan and Run a Successful Simulation” to the faculty and nursing skills laboratory staff of the College of Nursing, SQU. The said presentation was held on 21st January 2014 at the CON’s Demonstration room. Dr. Kawkab also shared her experiences on Simulation Based Education with the use of actual footages of planning and running simulation.

Accreditation: The Role of Faculty

Dr.  Huda Abu-Saad Huijer , RN, PhD, FEANS, FAAN,  a Professor and Director of Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut presented the “Role of Faculty in Accreditation” to the faculty of College of Nursing at SQU on the 22nd of January 2014. She spelled out the use of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and the faculty roles in teaching, research, service, and practice were identified clearly and must be congruent with the mission, goals, and expected outcomes of the program.

In the latter part of her presentation, she shared her vicarious experiences on undergoing the process of accreditation and answered different questions from the faculty.

Designing Nursing Interventional Research

Professor Nancy P. Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, from the School of Nusring, University of Pennyslvania, USA conducted a 3 day workshop on "Designing Nursing Interventional Studies" to the nurse researchers of the faculty of College of Nursing at SQU and staff nurses at SQUH.  Nurse researchers are principal and co-investigators who have funded grants with interventional design.The workshop was held on 26th, 27th, and 28th of January 2014 at the College of Nursing.

Professor Nancy focused on the research design for nursing interventional research for funded grants on days 1 and 2 of the workshop. On the third day, January 28, she facilitated  the discussion and brainstorming of research and paper of interest among the project investigators and Research Capacity Building team members of the College of Nursing.

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