The story of the hard work and dedication of UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff is depicted through a video featuring Dr. Cheryl Brandt, professor of nursing, which was shown to the UW System Board of Regents Feb. 6 during their meeting in Madison.
"Dean Linda Young's comment in the video that Dr. Brandt's work 'is not an exception, but the norm for nursing faculty' can further be extended to faculty and staff across our university," UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt said. "Across campus, everywhere I turn, I see faculty and staff whose good work shows their passion for ensuring our students get the top-quality, high-value educational experience this university is known for."
That experience happens because of the culture created and nurtured by UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff, Schmidt said.
"Our name for that distinctive culture in which our students thrive is The Power of AND," Schmidt said. "Our faculty and staff, as teachers, advisers and nurturers, lead our students to develop their multiple passions and academic pursuits —helping them to develop into the active citizens, driven by lifelong inquiry, that our society needs to thrive."
The eight-minute video, "A Look at the Work of a Nurse Educator," follows Brandt during the 2014 fall semester to show how the nature of university faculty work has changed in the last decade. It is the first in a series of videos that examine how UW System faculty workload comprises significantly more than in-classroom time.
"I am excited to share this video far and wide, to demonstrate what an asset our faculty represent to our students, our region and our state," Schmidt said.
"A Look at the Work of a Nurse Educator" was created to help inform the UW System Board of Regents, state legislators and the general public about the faculty investment necessary to maintain expertise in their profession and in education. The video was produced for the UW System by UW-Eau Claire and The Post House in Eau Claire.