College of Education
June 11, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
In attendance: David Hough, Russ Brock, Jef Cornelius-White, Denise Cunningham, Kim Dubree, Janice Duncan, Deanna Hallgren, Stephanie Huffman, Travis Marler, Juli Panza, Barri Tinkler, Rachel Heinz, Rose Lee, Sharon Lopinot
Dean Hough welcomed the group and acknowledged everyone. The university is working on a mask policy. It is important not to rush since the environment changes on a daily basis. There is also a group working on the furlough policy. Regarding travel on the academic side, only the Provost can approve travel through the end of June. The Dean is not approving or paying for any travel until the end of June and then possibly through December. Russ asked about personal travel, especially out of state. Everyone was reminded that the university does not have a personal travel policy, but all should follow the guidelines in place for the state and county.
Jef was asked to draft a COE statement on social justice to post on the website. He asked several deans and other faculty for their ideas prior to writing the draft. Dean Hough said not all colleges are doing this but he would like to have a statement on the web. Jef will email the document to the Dean and Barri. It will be available for comments which are due by the end of the day tomorrow so it can be posted on Monday or Tuesday. It was suggested to have it as a shared document so everyone will have access.
Annual reports were discussed at a meeting yesterday. Department heads and directors were asked to look at their report from last year, update it and email to the Dean and copy Sharon and Rose by July 1. The Dean will then write up his college report and send it to the Provost by July 15.
Dean Hough and Barri are meeting with the provost and president at 4:00 pm today to discuss the presentation to the Board of Governors next week regarding the recommendation to discontinue affiliation with CAEP. Dean Hough is finishing the brief. He will talk one to two minutes and then turn it over to Barri. Barri has asked the deputy provost if she could send a survey to PEU members, but has not heard back. LC members were asked if they wanted to continue with CAEP. The vote was 11 – 0 in favor of discontinuing CAEP. Dean Hough discussed being accredited by NCATE until 2011/12 when CAEP came around. CAEP merged with another group, TEAC. Members were asked for ideas to present to the BOG.
- Once we have an AFI and it is resolved, we still have to report what has been done every year. The process takes up enormous amounts of time and money.
- Our college does a great job preparing student to teach.
- We have the best programs in the state of Missouri.
- It is a waste of time to jump through hoops.
- Not all of the CAEP recommendations are the best for us.
Dean Hough is going to stress that CAEP is a political, not educational, process.
Around the Table
She is working on getting her three new faculty in offices. Jamie Atkinson will no longer be the MAT coordinator. Stephanie will take over temporarily and will work with faculty on a replacement.
Spring student teachers watched the Digital Citizenship PowerPoint. She asked and department heads agreed to make it a compliance for all practicum students and student teachers.
She has not been given any updates for Virtual Summer Day on June 24. They are prepared, but do not have times or anything else.
He now as access to Power BI and is learning it.
Caleb Hatz is their new Bear POWER Program Coordinator. He looks forward to meeting everyone. They are working on a federal grant. They are hoping to host a small leadership retreat in August. She has a meeting at 11:00 am today with MIPSA Regional Alliance members to collaborate and discuss the federal grant.
Everyone was asked what they thought is the best social media avenue to reach those we want to reach. President Clif Smart has a great following on Twitter.
Rachel: The platform depends on content. Facebook works best for Bear POWER, but they also use Instagram.
Russ/ATLL: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Websites
Juli: Most students are using Snapchat
The Dean has been given information on what budgets were swept but has not had time to look at it yet.
Regarding our back to campus policy, he approves requests until July 6. After that faculty and staff work with their supervisor. Everyone needs to keep a file on dates/times/location when people are in the building.
There is no formal university document on procedures regarding events starting in July. The Dean will bring it up at one of his meetings.
He was at a meeting yesterday and most deans said they are canceling or just not having a college meeting or retreat in August. He would still like to have a traditional college meeting. A final decision will be made by the end of June. Everyone was asked if they had a preference at this point for a traditional, virtual, or no college meeting. In person someplace outdoors would be ideal, but it will probably be too hot, or who knows what the weather will be like. It is important to have something. Dean Hough said if we held it right not would everyone be comfortable with 1) indoors, social distancing, virtual available, or 2) completely virtual. Members agreed.
At some point, a meeting will be set up in Hill 339 to discuss all of the COE policies.
A final reminder that if you make office space changes, work with the Dean first who will then pass along to Rose.
Meeting adjourned at 10:29 am
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Asst. II