November 29, 2018
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
David Hough, Denise Cunningham, Kim Dubree, Janice Duncan, Karen Engler, Judy Gregg, Stephen Kleinsmith, Dennis Lancaster, Travis Marler, James Satterfield, Emmett Sawyer, Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Sharon Lopinot
Guests: Gilbert Brown, Duany Goyes, Rachel Heinz, Brittany Knebel
Travis and Ximena opened the meeting by updating the LC regarding the status of the CAEP Self-Study. They have been working with Larry to create link on the EPP website to more clearly and easily display information that is in the AIMS. The new, easily accessed web link contains the Self-Study report, including all standards, appendices, matrices, components, and data. Judy has all of the COE faculty syllabi and competencies. She is missing some of the secondary syllabi. Dean Hough asked Judy to work with Karen and others to obtain missing syllabi that are referenced in the Self-Study.
Gilbert gave an update on China and other initiatives. Tami Arthaud and Kim Finch are sponsoring a Study Away trip to China in the spring. Twenty faculty from China will be completing the nine month American Studies in Higher Education certificate this Spring. Since the CAEP Self-Study is almost complete, Dean Hough wants to make sure that from now until the site visit on November 3, 4, 5, 2019, we capture/document things we are doing and make it available as supplemental information to show we are continuing to implement initiatives. Gilbert will update his information twice a semester and send it to Dean Hough and the CAEP Writing Team. Chris Craig is going on a Study Away trip to Mexico with Judith Martinez and had asked to talk to CEFS students. Denise is concerned about students being saturated with too much information. Her department has two Study Away trips planned for the Spring; one to Costa Rico and the other to Mexico and would like their students to participate in them. Chris had talked to the Dean about it but Gilbert will discuss it with Chris further to get more specific details and then report back to Dean Hough and the LC. Gilbert offered to keep a list of all of the COE Study Away Programs, as well.
Dean Hough shared information about the Lincoln University School of Education “Males of Color in Education Awareness Conference” scheduled for April 6, 2019. He offered to support interested faculty to attend. Denise Cunningham said Minor Baker are interested in that area. The Dean asked to department heads to share this information with faculty to see if others have an interest, as well. James Satterfield agreed to search for more information on the substance to the conference.
The chairs of the themes for marketing, recruitment and retention of COE students gave updates on what they have done so far.
Theme #1 – Stephen
He appreciates the help he is getting but his team has not met. In the Spring he will be sharing a graduate assistant with the Division of Marketing and Communications who will meet with his group.
Theme #2 & #3 – Department Heads
They could use more faculty/staff for Theme 2. Denise is concerned that they don’t use ZOOM enough. Emmett reported that the main goal of all of the programs is to increase enrollment through the CIQAPP.
Theme #4 – Dean Hough
Dean Hough is leading this initiative and is involving Lori Fan, Sariah, Lisa Clark, Sharon and two faculty from CEFS, Rhonda Bishop & Sascha Mowery. Emmett said he would find another faculty member from RFT. Because this theme is tied closely to a University initiative, the group will be working closely with others across campus.
Theme #5 – Juli Panza, Jim Meyer
Juli is out of town and will report next time.
The first cohort of students in the Bear POWER program start in January. An Open House was held for Fall 2019. Rachel said over 60 people attended. Applications will be taken until the end of March. The new group will start in August 2019. Bear POWER is co-hosting a Missouri Public Policy Summit in Columbia, Missouri, on December 5th. Topics will include workforce development, developing partnerships, funding, employment outcomes and discussions with all current Inclusive Post Secondary programs throughout the state. Bear Ambassadors are student mentors who are paired with Bear POWER students in the areas of academic, social and health/wellness. Trainings are being held this week. The hope is that they will stay with their assigned student through the entire program. They anticipate three to four mentors per student. The majority of the students are education and special education majors.
Travis is on a committee with Kim, Karen and Minor Baker to work on a Taskstream fee. They requested information from Taskstream and will meet again in January. The goal is to have a fee request submitted next year.
Stephen emailed a synopsis of a proposed program that would “bank” college credit hours for school districts that have our practicum students and student teachers. The University of Mississippi has a program and it is going well. “Banked” hours would be kept in a pool for contracted teachers to use toward their higher education costs at MSU. High school students could use hours towards getting credit hours completed. Nixa would like to work on a pilot program with us. We would need to develop a plan. We could couple it with the A+ programs. This program would be in addition to paying the teachers involved. Everyone thought this would be good to pursue.
Since the meeting to discuss MEES training was held, the Dean has tried to schedule a meeting with superintendents that didn’t work out. Different scenarios are being discussed to come up with a way to document that student teacher supervisors have completed the MEES training.
DESE combined the MEES Forms and APR Committee as one work group. Kim said they need a representative from our college who is familiar with the MEES forms. Karen said she is willing to do this.
A problem has been resolved regarding problems with the EDC345 class. Emmett reported they are making SEC302 or its equivalent a prerequisite so all students will have instruction in lesson design prior to taking EDC345. The curricular proposal has passed the EPP Screening Committee and is moving forward in the governance. In effort to align OTC education courses with COE courses, OTC adopted the diversity lesson plan unit from our EDC 345 course. Dr. Miller, OTC instructor, requested additional time and assistance with the adoption of the lesson plan. Dr. Roberts will be providing assistance to Dr. Miller during Sp19.
The college deans attended a workshop on fundraising at the Alumni Center. They will also be attending other workshops prior to the University launching another Capital Campaign, probably in late Spring. Dean Hough will work on “cases”. These are presentations and/or videos to draw interest from donors. Two videos from Bowling Green were shared. The first one was slow and outdated. The second one was upbeat and included donors. All agreed the second one is the way to go for us.
James is working with Stephanie Smith in the Alumni Center to fill the tables for the MarooNation Ball in Kansas City (February 2nd) and St. Louis (January 19th). Sharon will reserve a table for the event in Kansas City and get hotel rooms for those going from here. James will let her know about the St. Louis event soon.
Stephen thanked everyone who helped him get nominees for the Bears of Distinction awards for the event the Alumni Center will be having on June 19th. He has submitted six nominations. Things will be easier for next year because we have more time to work on them.
Emmett and Denise handed out information on faculty/staff/student accomplishments. James submitted his at the last meeting. Emmett added that Kimberly Stormer:
– Took nine students to the AMLA conference in Orlando Florida. The students made presentations.
– Is working with Pipkin, Reed and Jarrett on trying to engage marginalized students.
– Will hold the MAP event this Spring which brings middle level students to campus.
– Cara Smith presented and took three Child Life students to a Child Life conference in St. Louis. The students volunteered and attended sessions.
– Stefanie Livers attended a math conference in Kansas City. She took two students who also volunteered and attended sessions.
Dean Hough asked department heads to start thinking about who should be on a faculty focus group who can discuss their current research and program initiatives.
– The Associate Dean Search Committee has a candidate coming to campus on Monday and Tuesday.
– The first consideration date for the two CEFS Assistant Professor positions has come about. There are no candidates for the Child Life position and a decent pool for the Child and Family Development position.
– A candidate for the RFT Department Chair is here today and tomorrow. There is a schedule in the RFT office.
James said his faculty are working heavily on recruitment. They are transitioning from brochures to Adobe Spark, which is a digital brochure that can be downloaded.
Students who take the CFD510 course worked on a community project which involved finding ways a Child Life Specialist can work with agencies. This could involve creating or enhancing something the agency already does or something completely new. Students will make present their poster presentations and findings today from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., in the Hill Hall student lounge area.
Regarding the hiring process for student teacher supervisors, last year it was decided to have a general job posting on the Human Resources site. Kim explained that this process involved having applicants apply to a general posting on the Human Resources website and departments hiring and completing the paperwork. This did not work like they thought it would and was decided after one semester to go back to how they previously did their hiring. Department programs will hire and complete the paperwork on their local supervisors for the area. The Field Placement staff will find out of area supervisors as needed and get approval from the programs to hire and complete the paperwork on those supervisors. Program coordinators work with the out of area supervisors. They are informed our students are getting Missouri certified. If those hired are unable to come to the supervisor training and take the MEES training, they can watch the video. Occasionally someone doesn’t work out, including those hired locally and changes are made for the student. Some of the students are assigned to Greenwood Laboratory School for remedial training. Janice said it usually works out well for the students. Dean Hough asked if there was a list of out of area student teacher supervisors and how long they have worked for us. Kim said there is. He also said the CAEP site team would want to hear stories regarding our students that get placed at Greenwood for remedial training.
Around the Table
Karen watched a DESE webinar this morning. The APR preliminary will be released Monday, December 3, at noon and appeal period opens up and ends January 9. The Assessment Design team will meet. The MoSPE Rewrite, a collaborative effort has a Fall 2019 goal for completion and board approval.
They are looking at a way to document when a student teacher supervisor completes watching the MEES video. They currently have three students to place for student teaching in January.
While working on APRs he noted that a few 2017-2018 students didn’t have a summative assessment by their cooperating teacher. Department Heads worked with cooperating teachers to have those completed. Travis will check those students in Taskstream to see if they are complete.
Their onsite accreditation visit is in March. She discussed the mission statement with their faculty and it was agreed that it was fine. They are well on their way as far as being prepared. Greenwood’s Spanish department is very successful. The Spanish Club has taken first place the last four years. A Safety Conference was held for a half-day for K-6 students and all day for grades 7 – 12. At the all-day conference, students went to six sessions with speakers including topics such as cyber safety, water safety, self-defense and outside school safety. They had also invited two students from schools in the area and some attended. MSU is having a pandemic exercise involving the entire campus on January 31st. Various people will be going to a training to discuss what will take place. The pandemic starts at Greenwood and the Child Development Center. The boys’ basketball team has a player from Africa that is ranked in the top 20. Former director, Jim Jester passed away recently. He had been at MSU for 40 years and served as Director of Greenwood for 14 years.
A candidate for the Associate Dean position will be interviewing Monday and Tuesday of next week.
She will be attending the GO CSD luncheon tomorrow with Stephen. There will be a panel discussion on teacher shortages.
Yesterday the Dean made a presentation at the Southern Ozarks Alliance for Rural Development in Willow Springs, which includes a ten county area. Superintendents from seven school districts attended. Their population is dropping and the need for teachers is increasing. There is a need for elementary and middle school teachers. It is not just the number of applications they receive, but the quality of the applicants. The group discussed recruiting teachers from their districts to enroll in education classes at West Plains and then to continue on at our university. The discussion included talking to their school boards regarding paying for the students to complete their degree at MSU and start a year-long internship program. This would depend on the number of students. They are also recommending paying the interns a yearly stipend of $16,000. Dean Hough said he would go back and meet with them in six months after they have had discussions with their school boards. The group asked the dean if secondary teachers are under the College of Education. He informed them that they come from the college that has their program in it.
The meeting adjourned at 11:03 a.m.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant II