National Model for a Nursing Faculty Affairs Office

Lynette Hamlin*

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This article describes the creation and work of an Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) and an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (ADFA) within a Graduate School of Nursing. The OFA supports the development and career advancement of faculty and the ADFA serves as a faculty mentor and advocate to promote faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice and professional service. The ADFA has focused responsibility to partner with faculty, academic programs, and administration to provide programs and resources that assist and promote faculty growth and accomplishment. The ADFA must be a cross-boundary manager and consultant committed to monitoring, evaluating, developing and implementing educational and administrative programs to meet both faculty and program requirements. Responsibilities of and initiatives created by the ADFA are presented, along with metrics used to evaluate the effectiveness of the office and the role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Faculty Affairs
  • Faculty development
  • Mentorship
  • Nursing faculty
  • Orientation


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