Subcommittees have been initiated over time to deal with specific topics for in-depth discussion. These include four Subcommittees (Appeals, Forms, Program Lead, and Voucher), and four ad hoc Subcommittees (Direct Admissions Criteria, Employment during P-12 Experiences, Gates, and Opiate Directive). Specific purposes of these subcommittees are:
Appeals Advisory Subcommittee
Addresses appeals at transition points, which are used to determine if candidates are ready to proceed to the next stage in the program (admissions and student teaching).
Develops, discusses, and implements unit-wide instruments that meet state, federal, accreditation, or other compliance requirements. Examines, interprets assessment aggregated and disaggregated data using internal and external comparison data. Determines changes or focused areas for continuous improvement for the unit as a whole. Develops plans for continuous improvement areas. Evaluates continuous improvement areas from previous years (looks back and forward).
Program Lead Subcommittee
Is a venue for program discussions across the university; to develop a university-wide community of educator preparation program leaders to share their strategies in implementing and evaluating their programs; through the use of aggregated and disaggregated data results, identifies unit and program specific strengths and opportunities for growth; and recommends strategies for continuous improvement at the program and unit level. Discussions include data from admission through alumni, while monitoring enrolled students.
Oversees the voucher fee policy, guidelines, implementation, and process. The voucher fee bundles costs into a financial aid package to help reduce out -of-pocket costs to initial licensure candidates.
Ad hoc Subcommittees
Direct Admissions Criteria ad hoc Subcommittee (2015-2016)
Developed guidelines accepting and admitting students into programs.
Employment during P-12 Experiences ad hoc Subcommittee (2016-2017)
Developed a guidelines for programs to adopt that permits candidates to be employed during P-12 experiences.
Gates ad hoc Subcommittee (2012-2014)
Examined requirements (“Gates”) for entrance to initial Educator Preparation Programs, such as acceptance to program, acceptance to student teaching/internships, and recommendation for licensure. Gates are defined outcomes and proficiencies at key points in the program.
Opiate Directive ad hoc Subcommittee (2017 to present)
In collaboration across campus and with partners, the development and implementation of initial licensure curriculum to ensure candidates have the necessary information to educate students about the consequences of opiate and other substance abuse as well as the resources available to help fight the opiate epidemic.