Villanova University College of Nursing

The Effect of Teaching Demands on Research Productivity of Doctoral Program Faculty

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD

This study examines the relationship between the demands of teaching doctoral students and the research productivity among doctorally-prepared nurse faculty. The project team will examine the research productivity and scholarship of faculty teaching doctoral students, perceptions of the impact of doctoral teaching on productivity, strategies employed to maintain productivity, and assessment of work-life balance and its consequences for research productivity. The researchers will conduct a survey of a representative sample of faculty members teaching in PhD and DNP programs. Findings from several focus group interviews, structured to elicit views of doctoral faculty around the country, will inform the content of the survey. Dissemination activities will include presentations at conferences, peer-reviewed journal articles, and social media.