Program Support Application Recommendations approved:
- CFD –approved for funding up to $4,000. The additional amount comes with a recommendation from the committee: (a) to cite data source(s) and more accurately display overall retention rates by cohort and (b) include strategies more directly related to goal #2 = increase retention.
- COU – Approved for $5,000.
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College of Education
October 4, 2012
Around the Table:
Tammy Arthaud: Inquired regarding the possibility of implementing a survey on the climate within a department. Discussion indicated that others were also interested, and it was determined that a survey could be developed that would allow us COE to measure the climate within each department in COE. Dean Hough has been conducting similar surveys in the public schools over the last 4 years and will bring a copy of the instruments he has used to the next meeting for review. The plan would be to implement prior to the end of fall 2012 so results could be reviewed and needed changes could be made as early as spring 2013.
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