Council of Teacher Education
Minutes November 16, 2009 3:30-5:00pm HUB 119
1.0 CALL TO ORDER Cucina
Introductions of CTE members present
1.01 Present (Voting Members):
Pat Cantor (Education Department), Irene Cucina (OTC), John Donovan (Math), Kim Duncan (Chemistry), Lynn Johnson (Health and Human Performances-PROXY), Lynnette Lawrence (College of Graduate Studies), Pat May (Social Science), Holly Oliver (Music, Theatre, Dance), Marianne True (Education), Cynthia Vascak (Art-PROXY)
Present (Non voting members):
Christie Ahrens (College of Graduate Studies), Mary Campbell (Undergraduate Studies), Marguerite Crowell (Chemistry), Kelsey Donnelly (OTC), Edie Patridge (College of Graduate Studies)
Absent (voting Member (s):Student Representative, Megan Birch (English), Bill Haust (Art), Louise McCormack (Health and Human Performances), Barbara Lopez-Mayhew (Languages and Linguistics), Mary Ann McGarry (Biology)
Guests: Kelly Dunn and Fiona McDonnell (Chairs of the NHDOE accreditation review)
2.0 APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH Add-ons & PERMISSION TO DEVIATE Cucina
2.01 Request for agenda add-ons (time permitted)
3.0 APPROVAL OF CONSENSUS ITEMS Cucina
3.01 Minutes from October 2009 meeting
APPROVED AS CORRECTED
4.0 DISCUSSION ITEMS
4.01 Meeting with the NHDOE Accreditation Chairs Cucina
Kelly Dunn and Fiona McDonnell addressed the council members with hopes of getting a better understanding about how the governance and policy making procedures work. They held discussions regarding the following topics:
- The Roles of the CTE for PSU
- The history of the CTE
- How the council ensures collaboration after a policy is set into place
- What the future agenda of the CTE will look like
- What a student teacher has to demonstrate in the field
- What evidence is required from students, and how that is decided
- What the requirements are for a student to be accepted into student teaching
- The classroom management course that was developed to fill the gap of student preparedness. (There are currently 5 different majors enrolled in this course)
- The certification differences at the baccalaureate and post baccalaureate levels
- Advantages of having a graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs (i.e.: coordinators and core faculty are the same in both programs)
- How the departmental-centered teacher education programs is beneficial to PSU students
5.0 NEW BUSINESS – time permitted
5.01 Curriculum proposals – Social Science May
Social Studies Student Teaching Colloquium (see attachments)
MOVE TO APPROVE THE SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENT TEACHING COLLOQUIUM AS AN ELECTIVE COURSE WITHIN THE SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (MAKER: MAY/SECOND: CANTOR)
MOTIONS WAS WITHDRAWN TO REVIEW COURSE DESCRIPTION.
DISPOSITION: PAT MAY WILL EDIT THE COURSE DESCRIPTION AND REVIEW OTHER STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR COURSES.
6.0 OLD BUSINESS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – time permitted Cucina
6.01 Criteria for Certification
This discussion will be held at the next CTE meeting
6.02 NCATE DEADLINES
Irene has developed a set of directions for the upcoming NCATE review. The final deadline is going to be the first week in February, so council will have win-term to work on them. All programs will have to submit a baccalaureate and post baccalaureate report if it is applicable, unless otherwise advised by the provost.
6.03 January Retreat-
The retreat will be held on January 5, 2009 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Heritage Commons. Lunch will be served.
The first two hours of the January retreat will be dedicated to reviewing common unit data, and developing the tables. The second part of the retreat will be a presentation from IT discussing the new online electronic folio Mahara. It will be aligned with Banner.
DISPOSITION: The council was requested to log onto www.mahara.com for a free 30 day trial of the new electronic folio that PSU will be utilizing.
MOTION TO ADJOURN