College of Education
July 16, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
In attendance: David Hough, Russ Brock, Jef Cornelius-White, Janice Duncan, Karen Engler, Stephanie Huffman, Travis Marler, Barri Tinkler, Rose Lee, Sharon Lopinot
Dean Hough welcomed everyone.
Barri discussed the draft renaming and duties proposal for the Associate Dean’s Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Data Management. The draft document was discussed at the ALC retreat yesterday. The primary focus areas are: Assessment & Data Management, Research & Evaluation, and Professional Development. Embedded across the three focus areas is an emphasis on equity, inclusion, and student success. Barri discussed what would fall under each area. She also explained the timeline. The final name for the office will evolve prior to being finalized. Dean Hough asked for feedback. Janice recommended adding support for Greenwood K-12. Stephanie said the changes sound good and that her faculty should be in favor of the changes. Karen suggested adding “inclusive of secondary” to the entry statement. The Dean than asked if anyone was opposed to what was presented or in favor. All LC members were in favor of the document and moving forward.
The Alumni Center is planning a Bicentennial alumni seminar focused on education. They will host webinars starting in January 2021. She is working with them on our college’s presentation for September 2021. The planned title is “What Can We Learn about Equity and Inclusion from the One Room School House? Exploring MSU Leadership in Teacher Education.”
Barri discussed other highlights from ALC:
- Mon., August 10 – New Faculty Orientation – Human Resources, 10:00 am – noon, PSU 313, Provost Session, noon – 4:00 pm, Library 101, lunch included
- Tues., August 11 – Provost Session cont’d. – New Faculty Orientation, 8:00 am, Library 101
- Wed., August 12 – 35th Showcase on Teaching – Virtual – 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Register through MyLearning Connection or online at 35th Showcase on Teaching & Learning Event Registration.
- August 13 Virtual Welcome Webinar, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- The Provost’s Office is wanting to know the names of certificated programs without prerequisites.
- There is a plan to unfreeze some positions.
- There is a discussion on a diversity program for all students.
- Some of our graduate programs were highlighted regarding success for getting students.
- A mask policy is being developed for course syllabi. It will include what to do if a student does not or refuses to wear a mask.
- Seating charges will be required for seated classes to use for contract tracing if necessary.
David said various topics were discussed at the ALC retreat with the one most important being the enforcement of a mask policy.
Around the Room
She is working with Steve Jones on MATL/SETL class sections for Kansas City and West Plains.
Masks for faculty and staff are ready to distribute to departments. Dean Hough said everyone will be emailed with a full explanation on what to do prior to distribution. We do not know about student masks yet.
The Alumni Center is in the planning stages of the Bears in the Know luncheon series. It will be more of a virtual platform and they emailed the Dean asking if COE would like to participate. The dates open were February 3, 2021 and July 27, 2010. No one responded.
Ximena and I are working with Institutional Research to create a data dashboard in PowerBI that would provide enrollment and faculty numbers for the dean. Also, she and I are planning a dashboard for the COE (and possible the EPP as a whole) that would contain data commonly used by the college, like Admit to Teacher Ed, student demographics, recommendation for certification, and other things.
They have two hiring proposals almost completed. They are getting requests for professional development from various school districts. Everyone is following social distancing guidelines.
They are working with new faculty members, moving things around and discussing workloads.
The Field Experiences Task Force will meet again next Thursday. She, Barri and some other faculty will be attending the 2020 MACTE Summer Virtual Conference.
Faculty, staff and parents are very anxious about starting school and activities. She is having a separate meeting with elementary and secondary faculty to discuss what is going on. Some of her faculty attended the last Town Hall meeting and wanting to know when a mask policy will be issued. She has been told that Greenwood will follow the same opening plans as Springfield Public Schools. She has checked to see if they can do what they want, but has not heard back. They are still getting enrollment applications for new students. Currently enrollment is down by 30 students.
Juli sent the Dean an email from the Office of Student Engagement regarding faculty/staff that would like to provide an activity for students when the move in August 10 – 13. Barri will email department heads and send any responses to Juli. The Teacher of the Year event is virtual this year on August 19. He will send the information to the Dean, Rose, and Sharon.
The Dean received an email on an SAHE student who is a student representative on the Board of Governors. This will go in the next Hough Post.
Travel funds are very limited. He will cover costs for most virtual meetings/conferences.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant II