February 28, 2019
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
In attendance: David Hough, Denise Cunningham, Kim Dubree, Karen Engler, Deanna Hallgren, Travis Marler, Juli Panza, James Satterfield, Emmett Sawyer, Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Sharon Lopinot
Guests: Dr. Brian Wilson – Hollister Superintendent, Dr. Daniel Hellman – Assoc. Professor Music
Dr. Brian Wilson, Superintendent of Hollister School District, was invited to the meeting and introduced by the Dean.
Dr. Daniel Hellman, Associate Professor, Music, also attended. Beth Davey is the Missouri Teacher of the Year. She is a music teacher at Iveland Elementary in Ritenour School District. Daniel has invited her to speak to their music methods students on April 26th, 8:00 a.m. She can be here for the day. DESE pays her to speak at schools, etc., to talk about teaching, etc. Daniel asked the Dean if our college would like to have her speak to some of our education students. Her main topic is culture throughout the curriculum. LC members thought it would be a good idea and discussed other ideas regarding a presentation:
- Present to Dean’s Student and/or Community Advisory Boards
- Present to Students from area schools involved in FTA, SNEA, MSTA, and other student teacher groups. This could be a forum.
Dr. K will work with Daniel on something.
We are working on MOUs with Nixa. Dr. K explained “banking” credit hours. This involves Cooperating Teachers who work with practicums, interns and student teachers. Instead of being paid, CTs could earn college credit hours for their school/district. The credit hours could be used by teachers toward a masters degree or graduate work for a certificate in our college. Another MOU would involve students earning credits. Nixa is introducing a Cadet Program for high school students. Students take classes first semester and have practicums in schools second semester. Emmett said CFD155 could be taught by a Nixa teacher to the students. By taking this, students would fulfill one of their credits for graduation, have three hours of college credit when enrolling at MSU, and the class would meet one of our general education requirements. The three hours credit could also transfer to other colleges/universities. Stephen offered to discuss this with Dr. Wilson from Hollister if interested.
The department heads handed out information on faculty accomplishments. Denise highlighted that Deb Price is having two events, Career Pathways for Teachers for students, and Teachers to Campus. These are both for recruitment. Emmett informed the group that Kayla Lewis, who sponsors Kappa Delta Pi, a national honorary education organization, inducted 30 new students. Kayla was recognized for her recruitment efforts and has a video on the national website regarding how to recruit members. Emmett also reported that they are enrolling more students in the MATL, with possibly 10 – 15 from West Plains. James said some of his faculty took training and can now be reviewers for CACREP.
Dr. K is working on two recruitment items. Regarding “A Bear in Every Building”, his group met and recommended:
- “Soft Openings”: The state would be divided in to nine regions (as used by ATLL) and they will start working with a high school in two districts in each region. The focus would be on high school teachers to be “a bear”. This person would promote/recruit fellow teachers and students to attend MSU/Education Programs.
- “Signing” Day: This would be for students committed to attending MSU/COE.
- Three posters were passed around. One would be printed and displayed at schools.
Dr. K’s group would also come up with a written description of what is expected of “A Bear in Every Building” and once started, what area “Bears” are dong in their schools/districts. Annice McLean suggested giving frames to COE graduates for their diplomas.
The new COE brochure is almost ready to go to print. Our proposal for college recruiting has been submitted to the Provost. Dean Hough met with the Provost and deans yesterday. Our university does not have a recruitment office to work with all colleges. He is on board with hiring someone to recruit for our college and would like to hire someone soon.
There is a Diversity Teacher Job Fair in St. Louis on March 2nd. Denise said she would be willing to attend. The information will be forwarded to her.
Regarding CAEP accreditation, we are in the formative feedback phase. We need to provide eight annual reporting measures each year. Ximena is emailing the information to everyone.
Janice: Two openings, Wellness/PE and Math
Dean Hough: We are still working on the associate dean search as well as four assistant professor searches. Denise: A candidate is interviewing today for the Assistant Professor, CFD Child Life position. Two candidates will be in next week to interview for the Assistant Professor, CFD. They interviewed a candidate for Child Life last week and the committee is calling references.
Around the Table
Dr. Stephanie Huffman, the new RFT Department Head, will meet with faculty next week.
Juli talked about three upcoming events:
- Jessica Bendure is the recipient of the 2019 Curtis P. Lawrence Award for Excellence in Advising. The ceremony is March 21, 2019, 4:00 p.m., PSU Ballroom.
- Scholars Visit Day – March 22, 2019
This event is geared towards admitted students who have been offered Board of Governors/Honors/College Membership or Presidential Scholarships. The idea is that only those students who have not yet committed to attend MSU in the fall will be in attendance.
- Admitted Student Day – Saturday, March 30, 2019
The purpose of Admitted Student Day is to entice all students admitted for the fall 2019 to show up for SOAR this summer and classes in the fall. Essentially, our goal is to get them to ‘seal the deal’! Students interested in education will have two opportunities to visit us in Hill Hall from 10:30am-noon (10:30-11am & 11:15-11:45). While visiting, we want them to have a meaningful and engaging experience with faculty.
Karen watched a DESE webinar this morning. The MEES Validity & Reliability Study will be shared at the Spring MACTE Conference. Adjustments to the rubric were made based on feedback. DESE is working on the Predictor Model. The link to the Teacher Shortages Areas report is: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.html. All undergraduate secondary students have completed their information in Task Stream. Program coordinators follow up with the students.
Ximena is taking training this summer which will enable her to be a CAEP evaluator.
He asked everyone to keep collecting data on program changes, initiatives and assessing initiatives. Email information to him and Judy Gregg.
They are working on Fall 2019 student teacher applications. Thirty-four percent are out of area.
Dr. Wilson said he was glad to be invited to the meeting and that it is nice to see what is going on.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m. Department heads discussed budget cuts with the Dean.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant II