November 21, 2019
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
In attendance: David Hough, Stephanie Huffman, Travis Marler, Juli Panza, James Satterfield, Barri Tinkler, Sharon Lopinot
Dean Hough welcomed everyone. He has had conversations with various faculty groups regarding establishing an Institute for Research. Interest has mixed, and funding is an issue.
Regarding extra travel support for faculty, the Dean met with CLSE yesterday and will meet with RFT faculty tomorrow to discuss whether this is a viable initiative. As of right now Dr. Satterfield recommends keeping it at the Dean’s discretion; however, the Dean still has more groups of faculty with whom he would like to discuss this idea, including RFT and CEFS.
A Spring Faculty Meeting will be held on January 24, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The focus will be on marketing and recruitment which should help all programs. Information will be in The Hough Post today.
Barri reported that we have not received the official CAEP report yet. CAEP has 21 days to edit the site team’s report prior to sending to MSU. Barri and the Dean are working on a white paper that outlines our position on a number of issues associated with CAEP processes and procedures. Over $1.6 million dollars has been spent on CAEP by COE alone over the last six years. Following are a few of the issues LC noted:
- Structure is unsustainable
- Standards and Elements lack rigorous, research-based theoretical framework
- Guidelines are neither clear nor consistent
- Information at CAEP Cons is inconsistent, misleading, and unclear
- Elements of standards focus on breadth rather than depth
- Overall program quality is not considered; in fact, low quality “basement” programs are often fully accredited by CAEP
- Qualitative data are not handled professionally
- CAEP site team members are not from IHEs similar to the EPP being reviewed
- Last minute changes by CAEP site team are not appropriate
- CAEP is not a positive reflection of professional education
- CAEP’s lexicon is not standard nomenclature, frequently changes, and is demeaning to IHEs, i.e., colleges and universities are not EPPs
- CAEP leadership has ridicule public education at all levels
- CAEP staff are not representative of high quality IHEs
Around the Table
Please discuss the January 24th Spring Faculty meeting with your faculty. Remind them to RSVP to me.
They are working on overrides and scheduling.
They have more instructors reaching out to them this year regarding students that are struggling in classes. This is very helpful so they can work with the students. Juli asked if all instructors knew they could do this. The Dean said he would add it to the January 24th agenda.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:46 a.m.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant II