“The Hough Post”
February 4, 2020
Volume 8, Number 18
COE Spring Faculty Meeting
The COE held a 2020 Spring Semester Faculty Meeting on Friday, January 24th focused on marketing, recruitment, and retention. Over 100 people were in attendance, including 21 University personnel. Our City of Springfield Senior Planner, Olivia Hough, shared information about the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and invited faculty to participate in upcoming sessions. The city’s plans involve schools and communities, making COE input important. As a result of this conversation, a number of faculty attended Visioning Workshops on January 28th and 29th. Thanks to all.
Missy Wikle, Assistant Vice President of Transition & Retention, Oklahoma State University, discussed OSU’s efforts and results. A number of MSU personnel explained their roles as well. These included Nechell Bonds, Assistant Vice President & Director of Admissions, Stacy Funderburk, Director, Editorial & Design Services, Andrea Mostyn, Director of University Communications, Bob Linder, MSU Director of Visual Media, Jessica Heinz, Director of Web Strategy and Development, Rob Hornberger, Associate VP for Enrollment Management and Services and Vice President of Student Affairs, and Lori Fan, Executive Director of Alumni Relations.
Other guests who attended were Suzanne Shaw, VP for Marketing and Communications, Patty Ingle, Director of Development for COE, Debbie Branson Associate Director Alumni Relations, COE Staff Liaison, Michelle Olsen, Director of Institutional Research, Saibal Mitra, Chair of Faculty Senate, Sydni Moore, Graduate Assistant, Michael Jarvis, Greenwood Intern, Jeff Laughary, French Instructor, Melanie Carden-Jesson, Geography, Geology and Planning, and Joye Norris, Associate Provost for Access and Outreach.
Thanks to all who spent the day with COE faculty and shared their expertise.
Bears in Every Building Winter Gathering
The winter gathering of the Bears in Every Building was held January 31, 2020 at Old Kinderhook Resort in Camdenton, MO. Approximately 80 people including faculty and staff from the College of Education (COE) were present. The gathering consisted of educators from many areas across the state who work at all levels in education. The participants were charged with providing suggestions on how to advocate for the profession of teaching along with ways to encourage and celebrate students in local schools who choose Missouri State University.
Jennifer Baxter from Willard Public Schools and Symantha Campbell from Farmington Schools presented ideas they are already implementing in their schools. Abby Coffman and Cameryn Porzelt, elementary education majors at MSU spoke about the influence their teachers in Pre-K-12 had on their decisions to choose education as their career path. Many plausible suggestions were generated at the meeting to give the COE direction for the future.
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The Executive Budget Committee will meet on February 5, 2020, and the COE Budget Committee will meet on February 7th. At this point in time, it appears as though Academic Affairs will need to trim its budget, and the COE may have to cut approximately $195,000.00 from the FY21 budget.
Dean’s Advisory Councils to Meet
The School and Community Advisory Council meeting that was to be held on February 5, 2020, has been rescheduled due to weather. The top discussion item will be “Paras to Professionals.”
Faculty Advisory Council & Budget Committee Joint Meeting
February 7, 2020
8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Hill Hall 339
Number one discussion topic is FY21 budget. Will also discuss policy on individual licenses for software. If you have items you would like to examine, please let your representatives know.
Student Advisory Council
February 12, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Hill Hall 337
The SP2020 MSU MEES Training was held on Jan. 21 at the Library Center. Sixty-four (64) university supervisors and cooperating teachers attended the training. Dean Hough shared opening remarks with a focus on appreciation for the strong collaborative partnership and expertise of the USs and CTs which is critical to the preparation of future educators. The MEES Online Training will also be made available in the near future. MSU will track participant completion rates with the goal being 100%.
MACCE Meeting February 4, 2020
Assessment Updates: Pearson will hold an Item Review Conference in Early April for the MOGEA and Special Reading Teacher assessments. Study materials will be available late spring or early summer. This may or may not result in a cut score change for the MOGEA. Reliability is currently an issue for the MEES, however, Candidates must have this score to be recommended for certification plus APR also requires the MEES. A team, inclusive of stakeholders, will work on standardization SP20. The question of applicability to grade levels and programs will be addressed at the Review Team meeting.
In her overview, Commissioner Vandeven shared the new mission and vision statement adopted by the Board is Impacting Lives Through Education. She shared that she feels there is not an achievement gap but an opportunity gap, and five pillars have been established to address this. These pillars address Early Learning, Early Literacy, College and Career Ready, Safe and Healthy Schools, and Teachers and Leaders. Opportunity gaps are not the only concern. To address growing teacher shortages, DESE has developed the Teacher Workforce Outreach Plan. This plan contains 6 recommendations concerned with teacher recruitment and retention, and all presentations on the Workforce can be found at DESE.mo.gov by selecting Educator then Recruitment and Retention.
Ask a Teacher Event
Dr. Russ Brock sends along the following:
Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? Are you a student preparing to become a teacher? Are you an emerging teacher in your first three years? Do you know someone who is aspiring or preparing to be a teacher or emerging in the field? This special event is for you!
The Regional Teacher Leader Cohort has organized “Ask a Teacher”, on April 14, 2020, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at The Meyer Alumni Center, where you can ask experienced teacher leaders the questions you have about all things teaching and learning and the experiences during the first years in the profession. Plans include panel interactions with current and past state teachers of the year as well as regional winners and nominees!
Submit your questions now at: bit.ly/askateacher-myquestion.
Can’t think of a question? Join anyway to learn from the questions of other preparing and emerging teachers! To maximize the event time, in addition to real-time questions, participants are encouraged to submit questions before the event and will be emailed a google form for anonymous question submissions in advance of the event.
See you at “Ask a Teacher!”
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The AERA Invites Proposals for Its Education Research Conference Program
Education Research Conferences Proposals
Submission Deadline: March 5, 2020
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites proposals for its Education Research Conferences Program. Through this program, AERA awards grants of up to $35,000 for conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. It is anticipated that research conferences will draw upon diverse disciplines and fields of inquiry where there is relevant scientific and scholarly expertise. The program aims to foster the accumulation of knowledge, enhance dissemination, encourage innovation, and advance studies of the highest quality in education research. The call for this program has been updated for 2020, to reflect the change to a single cycle per year (previously two cycles in the Spring and Fall) and to provide more clarity and structure to those interested in submitting a proposal. More information and the full Call for Proposals can be found at: https://www.aera.net/Education-Research/Education-Research-Conferences-Program
AERA will accept proposals sent as an email attachment to EdResearchConference@aera.net no later than 11:59 Eastern Time on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Direct any questions about the AERA Education Research Conferences Program eligibility requirements or submission process to EdResearchConference@aera.net or (202) 238-3200.
Education Research Service Projects (ERSP)
Submission Deadline: February 24, 2020
AERA’s Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) program encourages education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to educational organizations, institutions, or other community groups that have identified and expressed a need for such assistance. The ERSP program provides small grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to defray direct costs involved in these projects. ERSP awards may be used only to defray the direct costs associated with research service, allowing education researchers to contribute their time and expertise and thereby to serve the public good. More information and the full Call for Proposals can be found at: https://www.aera.net/Education-Research/Education-Research-Service-Projects
AERA will accept proposals sent as an email attachment to EdResearch@aera.net no later than 11:59 Eastern Time on Monday, February 24, 2020. Direct any questions about the AERA Education Research Service Projects eligibility requirements or submission process to EdResearch@aera.net or (202) 238-3200.
Contact Joi Hook for more information: JoiHook@MissouriState.edu
All notes/minutes from Leadership Council, Faculty Advisory Council, Budget Committee, and College Council are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
Congratulations K.C. Chiefs,