COE Leadership Council
August 18, 2016
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Hill Hall 314
In attendance: David Hough, Russ Brock, Christine Combs, Denise Cunningham, Janice Duncan, Karen Engler, Deanna Hallgren, Cathy Pearman, James Satterfield, James Sottile, Annette Cozort, Candace Fairbairn, Kim Dubree, Scott Fiedler
The focus of this meeting was on the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center. Dean Hough made mention of three goals he would like the SWRPDC to achieve: (1) follow University Policies and Procedures (2) coordinate activities at the SWRPDC with the CPE and form partnerships, (3) account for all staff activities any time anywhere.
Russ reported that a Teacher of the Year event will be Monday, September 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the Crystal Room at Kentwood Hall. He will work with COE departments to ensure faculty who know the teachers nominated will receive invitations to attend. There are some faculty have had the teacher nominees in class and will want to attend. Sharon will send the list of names to the department heads and Karen Engler. Ten teachers were nominated, eight have confirmed attending and three of the ten will go on to the state level. Peter Herschend, some legislators, and Linda Glascow, last year’s Teacher of the Year, have been invited. The dean reminded everyone that before inviting legislators, Ryan DeBoef, in the President’s Office, needs to be contacted. Ryan may have additional names for consideration. Nominations are submitted from school districts and go to a committee to determine the candidates.
Annette Cozort, RPDC, attended the meeting. She has been attending the MEES trainings since she will be taking it over. The last summer training is today. Dean Hough suggested bringing in an area school person to team with RPDC on this and also mentioned Gina McCluskey, retired from Moberly, who has worked on MEES for many years and has been hired by the Hook Center in Columbia to provide the MEES training for supervisors in that area.
DESE is planning regional forums for master teachers through the RPDCs. The dean is hosting a Southwest Missouri Deans’ Summit to plan for same. He requested Russ attend and partner with COE to make the arrangements. Per Kim DuBree, there are 300 cooperating teachers this semester. The Southwest Missouri Deans’ Summit will be held on August 25th, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Discussions will focus on (a) collaborative professional development in partnership with IHEs, the SWRPDC, and other providers, (b) Revamping the Beginning Teacher Assistance Program to focus on MEES (c) planning for Regional Master Teacher Forums with DESE, (d) goals established by the CCSSO NTEP MoTEP initiative.
The dean suggested the COE Fall Faculty meeting on November 11, 2016, be focused on two initiatives: (1) departmental and college plans linked to the new MSU long-range plan RPDC, and (2) coordinating SWRPDC et al. unit activities with academic program activities, per the new five-year plans.
Meeting adjourned at 10:03 a.m.
Department Heads, Associate Deans, Janice Duncan, Russ Brock and Chris Combs asked to stay and meet with Dean Hough on a few other matters.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot