Part A:  2004-2005 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Annual Report & Strategic Plan Update

 

This plan ONLY reflects activities completed or undertaken during the period of October 2005 through January 2006.

 

1.1. Support Comprehensive and Systematic Outcomes Assessment, Continuous Reviews and Quality Improvement Processes

a. Develop a formal or systematic approach to attaining/measuring unit effectiveness, program review planning and assessment.

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Implementation of EDSMART, the College’s Data Management System, was delayed for the entire Fall term.

Due to technology glitches, competing priorities, and inadequate resources, we are now a full term behind in entering, reviewing, and analyzing key data for our teacher preparation programs.

The College of Education is requesting either contracted or reassigned FTE for an assessment specialist to work with Mark Baldwin to ensure smooth implementation of the EDSMART system.

Faculty in Health and in Physical Education held several meetings to determine appropriate program outcomes for both of the professional programs that lead to degrees other than teaching.

An extensive program proposal for the Health Program has been developed aligning the program to national standards and is moving through the process (Appendix 1).

Physical Education are beginning a similar process.

Faculty in Rehabilitative Counseling have developed an employer and alumni survey that is being used to collect data on graduates of their program.

Survey results are being analyzed by faculty with an idea to program improvement as warranted.

 

           

b. Develop, implement and disseminate comprehensive assessment plans with well-articulated and measurable outcomes (including unit, program and learning outcomes).  

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Faculty reviewed and refined Data Management Plans for each program area during a Fall teacher preparation meeting.

Faculty were clear on what data needed to be entered and when during the Fall term. SEE OUTCOMES COLUMN IN 1.1a.

SEE OTHER INFO COLUMN IN 1.1a.

 

c. Use feedback from the planning and assessment process to improve institutional effectiveness and review progress on attaining outcomes.

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Teacher Education faculty reviewed specific items in Student Exit Surveys and a report was generated and shared with the Division and the COE Consortium.

There are recommendations to refine certain question on the survey and faculty used the results of  the surveys to develop a proposal for a revised undergraduate program. 

(Appendix 2)

 

 

1.2   Strengthen Benchmarking and Other Measurement Processes

a. Establish baseline norms for assessing, measuring and enhancing effectiveness and performance and developing benchmarks that reflect internal as well as external standards and/or expectations.

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Baseline norms gathered in Fall 2004 were used to assess change in faculty perceptions regarding the climate of inclusivity in the College.

Results showed positive changes on each of the survey items (Appendix 3).

 

The Undergraduate Teacher Education program has employed a GA to help enter scoring data from Teacher Work Samples in the program for comparative and analytical purposes.

These data will be part of inter-rater reliability training for faculty in the program to ensure the fidelity of the assessments and scoring.

 

Faculty have identified data needed to complete program review process.

Data request forms are being completed based on list (Appendix 4) and prioritized before being sent to OIRPA.

 

 

1.3 Develop an Effective Data Management System

a. Develop broad-based data management strategies, systems and structures for accomplishing goals. 

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SEE ITEM 1.1a          

SEE ITEM 1.1a          

SEE ITEM 1.1a

           

b. Develop a common academic data set.

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All non-teacher education programs at the undergraduate level are reviewing their programs to align with the Institutional Aspirations for Student Learning.

An extensive program proposal for the Health Program has been developed that better aligns the program to both institutional and professional standards.  The proposal is moving through the process (Appendix 1).

Physical Education are beginning a similar process.

 

c. Collect and disseminate baseline statistical data.

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Data from diversity questions on student exit surveys is now being sent to faculty in the Diversity Committee for review.

Faculty will be reviewing and discussing these items at the COE Data Analysis Review Event.

 

 

1.4. Promote a Culture of Evidence Committed to Formally Reviewing and Assessing Institutional Effectiveness.

Activity

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Faculty were provided with a CD containing several years worth of reports and data on programs within the College. 

Faculty used the documents as references for completing the Phase II template for NWCCU and NCATE program reviews.

CD included:

Reports to provost, Strategic Plans, TSPC annual reports, NCATE annual reports, and Consortium minutes.

 

II. Build a Dynamic Learning Environment Dedicated to Student Success

See Strategic Plan (SP) Goal II; Strategic Plan Directives (SPD) 1-3,  1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-7, 3-1, 3-2.

The University will engage all constituents to promote excellence in learning and to provide necessary programs and services to enhance student engagement and lifelong success. To that end, the University will work collaboratively to provide accessible student programs and services as well as adequate infrastructure and resources to assure a dynamic learner-centered environment focused on student success, with special emphasis on the first year of college.

 

2.1 Review and Update Curriculum with Emphasis on Liberal Arts Core

(SPD 1-3)

a. Reassess the effectiveness of current general education requirements and the liberal arts core, and solicit feedback about revisions.

 

 

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b. Enhance the link between liberal and professional education by infusing liberal learning into all undergraduate programs. (SPD 1-3)

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c. Enhance the curriculum through inclusion of more interdisciplinary offerings and integrative capstone experiences.

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d. Foster interconnections between theory and appropriate practical experiences in order to enhance learning.

 

 

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e. Strengthen hallmark programs.

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A proposal for advertising a fulltime adjunct faculty position in the  ASL/English Interpreting Program was approved.

Advertising has commenced and candidates are applying to fill this much needed vacancy. 

 

 

f. Strive for and achieve higher levels of distinction in selected liberal arts programs.

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2.2 Improve Advising

(SPD 2-4, 2-1)

a. Develop and disseminate well-articulated goals, outcomes and assessment plan for advising.

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b. Strengthen or revise the advising system/structure and to enhance the quality and accessibility of advising in all units.

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Faculty in COE participated in a review of a new advising booklet being compiled by the OUS office.

Feedback was provided to accurately reflect WOU’s programs as well as other necessary revisions.

 

A number of COE faculty presented at the Ed Pathways to Teaching conference designed to improve advising and access for high school and community college students seeking to enter teacher education.

WOU received positive feedback from many community colleges for their involvement in Ed Pathways activities.

 

The Dean facilitated a survey of all four year institutions and community colleges regarding potential Pre-Ed courses that could be articulated into teacher preparation programs.

Agreement was reached to explore two ED courses that could be offered at either CC or 4 year institutional level and a proposal was developed and submitted to support funding for faculty to meet to define common outcomes.

 

 

c. Identify and develop more incentives for faculty to advise students, particularly in the freshman year.

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d. Develop appropriate mentorship initiatives.  

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Club Ed submitted and was awarded the first Intergenerational Mentoring grant in Oregon.

Mentors and mentees have been identified and the program is commencing.

The program was spotlighted at the Ed Pathways to teaching conference and has been mentioned in a variety of meetings as a potential model for other institutions.

 

2.3 Foster an Intellectual Climate and Culture

a. Promote a climate conducive to intellectual inquiry and engagement.

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Two faculty worked with students in a pre-education class to develop interactive displays for the WOU Sesquicentennial celebration.

Anecdotal evidence showed that students gained immensely from the close interaction with faculty and guidance on conducting oral histories, using technology, designing exhibits and exploring WOU history.

 

 

 

b. Promote an ethic of personal responsibility for active and independent learning.

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Plans to enable students in  the teacher preparation programs to monitor their own progress through the programs using EDSMART.

Due to technology glitches, competing priorities, and inadequate resources, we are now a full term behind in entering, reviewing, and providing students with access to key data about their progression in our teacher preparation programs.

 

 

c. Encourage habits of collaboration and appreciation for teamwork in a mutually supportive environment.

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d. Ensure appropriate rigor and the highest standards within all programs.

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ASL:  Explore expanding ASL courses and degree offering

Plan halted due to lack of faculty to work on these initiatives.

 

 

e. Set high expectations for high levels of student engagement and ensure there is consistency between expectations and experiences. 

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f. Strengthen understanding of, and adherence to, principles of academic integrity.

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g. Foster a culture that supports, recognizes, affirms and rewards excellence.

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Plans for Teacher Plus were put on hold due to changes in undergrad program and additional expectations on faculty related to urgent accreditation matters.

 

 

 

2.4 Develop a Comprehensive, Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Ensure Freshman Success

(SPD 2-3, 2-1)

a. Achieve a freshman-sophomore retention rate of 70% in the short term (2005-2007) and 80% in the long term.

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b. Develop a more proactive and intensive one-on-one advising of first year students.

 

 

 

 

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c. Develop a distinctive, intellectually stimulating First Year Seminar program that serves as a solid introduction to, and foundation for, the liberal arts.

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d. Develop interdisciplinary learning communities for freshmen. (SPD 1-5)

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e. Develop a comprehensive assessment of freshman engagement, satisfaction and success.

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f. Develop a timely early warning and tracking systems for “at risk” and/or students in difficulty.

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Provide teacher education students to information on proficiency achievement in using EDSMART.

Due to technology glitches, competing priorities, and inadequate resources, we are now a full term behind in providing students in 5 teacher licensure program access to  key data on their progress through our teacher preparation programs.

 

 

g. Develop/strengthen intervention or support mechanisms for “at risk” students (including summer bridge/developmental programs, intensive writing and math, supplemental instruction and peer mentorship).

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h. Revitalize the academic aspects of freshman orientation and acculturation into the University, particularly during the first eight weeks.

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i. Mobilize your unit in the campus-wide effort to increase freshman-sophomore retention and success.

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The undergraduate teacher education program is developing a plan for 2006-07 to help retain freshmen and sophomores who are Pre-Education majors.

Program proposal developed and approved by Teacher Ed Curriculum Committee, Teacher Ed Faculty, and COE Consortium. 

Will be bringing forward to appropriate Faculty Senate committee through approval process.

 

2.5 Address the Evolving Curricular and Co-curricular Needs of all Students

(SPD 1-5, 1-6, 2-2, 2-1)

a. Create learning experiences and provide services that meet the changing needs/ interests of students, including adult and non-traditional learners. (SPD 2-2)

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HPE has members on a University Committee to discuss need for a Health and Fitness Center on campus.

Discussions are morphing into plans for a Recreation Center which poses some concerns as to how this meets the university’s strategic plan.

 

Develop Student Study Lounge in ED building funded by donors.

Space has been cleared, a sign installed, and suggestions/identified needs from students used to develop a proposal letter prepared to send to alumni.

 

Partner with Oregon Office of Vocational Services to provide tuition and stipend support for 4-5 RCE students.

RCE faculty have continued to formulate and refine the plan with appropriate WOU and OVRS staff.

Anticipated start date no later than Fall 2006.

 

b. Promote practical innovative and experiential learning approaches that enhance learning and respond to students’ needs, including, internships, faculty-student scholarship/research, practica and study abroad. (SPD 2-6)

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WOU College of Education partnered with Central School District to start a Tutor Academy involving lower division students.

Fifteen students were interviewed, selected, and prepared to tutor in four Central schools.  The program officially kicked off in January 2006. 

Central enlisted WOU as a partner in a federal grant that they just received notice of funding for to further strengthen and support their after school programs.

Restructure an early field experience course to include more focus on service learning in conjunction with school partnership in Tutor Academy.

The College of Education worked with Michael Hampton to transform a special section of an early field experience course into a COE dedicated Service Learning course which five students are taking this Winter term.

 

 

c. Promote integrative pedagogies that foster interconnections amongst disciplines and facilitate greater understanding. (SPD 1-5)

 

Activity

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Explore feasibility of reinstating the Speech/Language Pathology degree at WOU.

Research completed, FTE needs identified, placed on hold due to lack of resources.

 

ASL MAT endorsement area

No progress made to date due to lack of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


d. Develop a student-centered culture characterized by continual focus on students’ needs and timely and effective steps to ensure their fulfillment.

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An extensive program proposal for the Health Program has been developed that better sequences the courses in their program. 

The proposal is moving through the process (Appendix 1).

 

 

e. Explore more flexible and accessible educational programming (including through summer session, weekends and evenings).

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COE and DEP partnered with Corvallis school district to offer on-site courses for teachers in ESOL.

Cohort started in January 2006 with over 14 students enrolled.

 

COE faculty attended an initial partnership meeting with Beaverton School District in January 2006.

Plans are underway to explore dedicated slots in the PT MAT program for candidates who would be paid interns with the school.

Many other ideas surfaced for future exploration (Appendix 5)

WOU was selected through a competitive process to start new pathways partnerships with Salem Keizer in at least three areas of teacher education.

DEP, COE and school officials are meeting to finetune a plan.

 

Increased outreach to local community colleges.

WOU signed a revised articulation agreement for ECE with Chemeketa Community College.

 

WOU signed a letter of agreement with Linn-Benton Community College regarding course transfers for students entering TED.

 

 

f. Ensure that publications and web site provide information to help students succeed.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

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Annual review schedule of policies and print materials.

Chairs are reviewing Division by-laws.

Still on track for policy (Feb), catalog (March), and print materials (April) review.

 

Participated in a review of an OUS publication for potential teachers. 

Provided useful edits and updated information to reflect WOU offerings.

 

COE listing of faculty on website was reviewed and updated.

New hires and faculty transitions now reflected accurately.

 

 

g. Facilitate greater collaboration and integration with student affairs staff to ensure student learning needs are met. 

Activity

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Inviting Karen and new advisors to meet with program chairs and directors.

This is scheduled for Winter Term.

 

 

h. Ensure that the academic infrastructure, including facilities, provide the level of support necessary for the advancement of academic programs.

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Consortium members conducted a COE walk about to note positive improvements, needs, and potential areas for donor gifting.

Results are being summarized.

 

Concerns registered regarding inappropriate space for HPE courses in meditation, breathing, and low impact fitness classes.

No action taken to date.

 

 

i. Create and support more opportunities for graduate students to participate in the intellectual and cultural life of the University.

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Meetings held to review role and responsibilities of Graduate Office in relation to faculty involved in graduate MS of Ed program.

COE MS of Ed initial data report completed and reviewed.

 

Tasks identified and follow up continuing.

 

High need emerged for an improved data system to monitor and track students progression through program.

 

 

2.6 Support Effective Integration of Technology to Enhance Learning

(SPD 2-7)

a. Support the integration of developments in technology-enhanced learning, including technology that addresses student learning challenges, different learning styles and teaching to cognitive diversity.

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b. Support efforts, including faculty development initiatives, that facilitate use and integration of technology to enhance student learning.

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Further refinement and test of the Cook School Simulation is being supported through PT3 funds.

Project is being showcased nationally at conferences.  Pilot is underway in MAT program.

 

 

c. Support faculty-student collaborations on instructional technology projects and publicize accounts of such collaborations.

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See 2.3a

 

 

 

d. Support efforts to establish WebCT sites for courses taught.

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Dean has gathered examples from faculty of issues hampering online course offerings at WOU.  Faculty have proposed solutions to current online registration/access issues.

Proposal forwarded to the Provost.

 

 

e. Support efforts to develop a flexible campus-wide WOU online program.

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See 2.6d

 

 

 

2.7 Monitor Enrollment to Enhance Quality and Access

(SP Goal III, SPD 3-1, 3-2)

a. Monitor admissions to ensure a proper balance between access and quality.

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b. Support and facilitate enrollment strategies that support the University’s desire to seek and retain qualified and motivated students.

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All 3 divisions have made significant progress in eliminating low enrollment courses and increasing enrollment in otherwise low enrolled courses.

See current data on file with the Provost Office.

 

 

c. Support a comprehensive planning strategy that integrates campus efforts to achieve institutional objectives for enrollment and retention.

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All divisions are using enrollment data to plan future course offerings.

2006-07 class schedule will reflect fewer courses that have traditionally been under-subscribed.

 

 

2.8 Build and/or Sustain Distinctive and Innovative Programs: Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities

a. Support and promote efforts to identify, develop, implement, support and recognize areas of excellence and programs of distinction.

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See 2.5a and 2.5e

 

 

 

b. Support efforts to provide first rate curricular/program offerings, utilizing best practices in teaching and learning.

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Programs are being encouraged to examine their programs for improvements based on best practices in teaching and learning.

All three divisions have proposed program changes during the Fall term to better support student learning.

 

 

c. Support efforts to develop new programs, including selected graduate and professional programs, consistent with the University’s mission, location, and competitive positioning.

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Revamp MS of Ed program in Information Technology

Initiated conversations with N. Yang regarding international interest in degree.

Initiating a meeting with J. Marsalia, M. Bucy, and D. Ulveland to pursue ideas.

 

See 2.5a and 2.5e

 

 

Exploring possibilities of more clinical sites for students and faculty in Central School Districts.

Meeting monthly with Superintendent to explore this and other ideas.

 

 

 

Plans for a Health Graduate program put on hold, ASL degree put on hold, Speech and Lang Path put on hold due to lack of funds.

 

2.9  Secure and Sustain Appropriate Accreditations

a. Promote and support attainment of new and appropriate accreditations.

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HPE faculty have a work group aligning programs with appropriate professional standards.

Proposals coming forward this year for approval.

 

CED accreditation for Teacher preparation in  Deaf Education

Progress being made now to pursue review.

Budget for 06-07 will include projected costs for this effort.

CORE re-accreditation

CORE contacted us and requested to postpone our site visit for one year—their request.

 

ASL/English Interpreting program accreditation

Still delayed due to lack of enough personnel.

 

 

b. Support systematic data collection and assessment to maintain accreditations.

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Faculty work day held in January for NWCCU

Eleven completed Phase 2 templates delivered to G. Jensen and J. Kelleher

 

Faculty work day held in January for NCATE and TSPC

Standards work groups met and developed outline for program reports and evidence for review and exhibit room

Dean developing a template to transition from reviews to writing the report.

Conceptual Framework workgroup brought initial documents for revised CF to faculty for review and feedback.  Also presented to Consortium for feedback.

Workgroup will continue refining CF with a goal to bring final draft to faculty no later than Spring term.

 

Diversity Committee conducted online assessment survey of where diversity is addressed in COE courses.

50% return to date.  Group members will begin analysis and share with faculty at COE DARE event in Spring.

 

EDSMART is in a delay pattern.  See 1.1a

 

 

Timely data needed for follow up and employer surveys.

WOU has been selected as a pilot institution to work with TSPC on graduate data gleaned through an improved process in coordination with ODE.

 

 

c. Ensure curricula offerings meet and exceed the expectations of accrediting entities and other professional reviewers.

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Program reviews underway in all areas.

ESOL and Literacy are making notable progress in aligning program with national standards and determining where needed changes are necessary.

 

Closer collaboration needed with LAS faculty to ensure that content courses meet NCATE and TSPC requirements.

Have begun conversation with S. Scheck and have a joint meeting on the horizon for both COE and LAS faculty to review standards and expectations.

 

 

III:  SUSTAINING HUMAN CAPITAL IN A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION

(Institutional Strategic Plan Goal 3, SPD 3-3, 3-4, 5-4, 1-7, 4-4).

Recognizing the centrality of well-qualified, engaged and effective faculty and staff to the achievement of the institutional mission, the University will intensify efforts to select, develop, retain competent faculty and staff. Likewise, the institution will support, develop and promote initiatives to foster a campus climate and culture of excellence with respect to its faculty, staff and administrators. 

 

3.1 Recognize and Appreciate Faculty Excellence

a. Promote a climate and culture that rewards excellence and supports the recognition, appreciation and celebration of outstanding teachers, scholars and members of the Academy.

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Increased public focus on WOU’s College of Education faculty accomplishments. 

 

New bulletin boards developed within COE to spotlight faculty accomplishments.

 

Reminders sent to faculty to update their list of accomplishments.

 

Reports to COE Consortium now regularly feature faculty accomplishments.

Still refining a system to ensure that Public Relations gets timely notice of COE news and announcements.

 

 

 

 

 

b. Initiate a comprehensive review of current initiatives and guidelines to develop, recognize and reward faculty excellence and, where appropriate, initiate new faculty teaching, scholarship and service awards, with special attention to faculty who teach freshmen.

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Drafted a potential process for conducting Post Tenure reviews in COE

On hold pending CBA negotiations.

 

 

c. Secure increased funding/resources for faculty development initiatives.

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Creative solutions for increasing opportunities for faculty to access faculty development

Hosted Carol Tomlinson Fall 2005 at WOU

Hosted Ed Pathways conference at WOU

 

Planning TWSM Summer Conference in Portland

 

Coordinating Oregon Collaborative Research Initiative to ensure WOU involvement

 

Teaming with Peer Diversity Mentors to host viewing and discussion of CRASH

 

Hosting a COE Book Club that meets every 2 weeks with local school officials and is facilitated by members of the group.

 

Hosted a voluntary Syllabi Sharing event prior to school starting which had over 24 faculty attending.

 

Covered registration costs for WOU faculty to attend AACTE

WOU was well represented at AACTE with 16 people (ALL OF WHOM PRESENTED)

 

COE faculty participated in Faculty Development proposals.

Travel grants awarded: Baumgartner, T., Bartlett, J., Cardinal, M., Hautala, B., Stanger, C., Timken, G.

 

 

 

d. Improve communication on faculty activities and accomplishments through the establishment of an academic newsletter as well as through close coordination with public relations.

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Not adequate time or resources to accomplish this now.

 

 

3.2 Foster a Culture of Excellence in Teaching and Learning

a. Facilitate and coordinate the University’s efforts to achieve faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, including through faculty development/advancement programs that offer resources and support for faculty at all levels of professional development.

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SEE ABOVE

 

 

COE Faculty Mentoring Program

In 3rd year of implementation.

 

 

b. Promote best practices in teaching, advising and learning, and, through working with CTL and TRI, assist faculty in intentionally incorporating effective learner-centered practices.

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Pursuing stronger linkages with TRI

Meeting held to discuss collaborative grants in low incidence prep.

 

H. Bersani on sabbatical at TRI this year

 

Collaborating on planning a Mentor Academy for this summer

 

 

c. Promote a culture of excellence in advising marked by enriching faculty-student interactions inside and outside the classroom.

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d. Support the exploration of regular and systematic assessment of adjunct faculty.

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Chairs more involved this year in reviewing adjunct faculty systematically.

Still need to systematize this better and keep records of reviews in the Dean’s Office.

 

 

3.3 Foster a Culture of Excellence in Scholarship

a. Foster the development of a culture of lifelong professional development characterized by continuous vitality in scholarship and support all efforts to assist faculty in attaining or maintaining the appropriate level of accomplishment in scholarship.

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See 3.1c and 3.2a

 

 

 

b. Support efforts to secure external funding through grants and other assistance for scholarly or creative projects and promote grant writing by recognizing and rewarding this activity.

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See notes above on Central grant, TRI grants, OCRI, and Ed Pathways

 

 

Current grants include:

Personnel Preparation-Special Education

OSERS- Project Rural Links (with OSU)

                       

Personnel Preparation-Rehabilitation Counseling

Rehabilitation Services Administration

                       

Personnel Preparation-Rehabilitation Counseling: Deafness

Rehabilitation Services Administration

                       

Personnel Preparation-Interpreter Training

Office of Special Education Programs

                       

Personnel Preparation-Teacher Preparation: Deaf Education

Office of Special Education Programs

                       

Western Region Interpreter Education Center

Rehabilitation Services Administration

                       

WROCC Outreach Site at Western Oregon University

Subcontract to Cal State University, Northridge

 

Grants currently being written for renewal:

WROCC Outreach Site at Western Oregon University

Subcontract to California State University, Northridge

 

 

 

c. Support and promote activities and initiatives that develop, support, recognize, honor, publicize, and celebrate outstanding scholars.

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See 3.1a

 

 

 

d. Facilitate faculty-student collaboration on research and publication and publicize such collaboration.

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3.4 Foster a Culture of Excellence in Service

a. Support and encourage service and positive engagement by faculty in the institution, the community, and the Academy, particularly where such service amplifies the faculty members’ roles as teachers, advisers or mentors.

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See 2.5b

 

 

Working on proposal for Clinical School Fellows program with Central  and Beaverton School Districts.

Proposal forthcoming

 

Supporting and acknowledging individual faculty work in community settings

Featured M. Scarlato at Consortium meeting

 

Presented certificated to M. Bucy and D. Ulveland

 

Collaborating with M. Pardew on Autism Forum for Spring term

 

 

b. Recognize and appreciate outstanding faculty service activities or experiences, particularly those that enhance the well-being of the University, the community and the Academy.

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See above.

 

 

 

c. Support faculty-student collaboration on service activities and publicize accounts of such collaborations.

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See 2.5b

Will spotlight this new program with PR and Advancement offices

 

 

3.5 Clarify Tenure and Promotion

a. Review, clarify and implement policies/procedures for reviewing faculty (including revising the SIR data collection process) in accordance with WOU-FT Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Activity

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See 3.1b

 

 

See  3.2a

 

 

 

 

Still requesting more support for faculty to use new SIR analysis process.

 

b. Build more effective communications/interactions with deans/division heads/chairs in the recruitment, appointment, reappointment, and promotion and tenure processes (in accordance with the WOU-FT Collective Bargaining Agreement).

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Pending CBA negotiations.

 

 

3.6 Facilitate Faculty Recruitment and Retention

a. Facilitate the efficient recruitment, selection, evaluation, retention, and development of very qualified and highly motivated faculty.

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See 2.1e

 

 

 

b. Examine current faculty and staff retention practices and, if necessary, enhance to reflect best practices nationwide.

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c. Develop a plan for the effective use of adjuncts

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Working with all three chairs on this through systematic enrollment management efforts and new program proposals.

 

 

 

d. Develop a plan for hiring a more diverse faculty. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

3.7 Promote Excellence in Instructional Technology

a. Facilitate and coordinate efforts to ensure availability of technology and related infrastructure to support teaching.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

b. Support  faculty development initiatives that integrate technology in learning as well as other efforts designed to enable faculty to use multi-media and other instructional technology tools. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

c. Increase asynchronous online learning opportunities.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

W. Gatimu used part of her sabbatical to learn DreamWeaver in order to retrofit her courses.

 

 

 

d. Employ and maintain qualified instructional technical personnel through effective human resource strategies.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

e. Develop basic technology standards to facilitate acquisition of instructional technology resources.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

3.8 Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Engagement

a. Support and promote innovative learner-centered interdisciplinary approaches whereby faculty integrate intellectual, social and cultural perspectives into curricula and pedagogies -- whether through team teaching, learning communities, service learning or other modalities.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 2.5B

 

 

 

b. Develop interdisciplinary structures, centers or units that support faculty from various fields or units as they collaborate in the discovery, integration, application and communication of knowledge, ideas and solutions.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See Book Club

 

 

 

c. Strengthen interdisciplinary scholarly collaborations leading to successful interdisciplinary scholarship, research and publication.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See ORCI

 

 

 

 

3.9 Support New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring

a. Support orientation for new faculty in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See Peer Mentoring

 

 

 

b. Support the development of mentorships, especially where such relationships can have a positive impact on preparation for promotion and tenure.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See Peer Mentoring

 

 

 

c. Support efforts to provide requisite human-resource related training for faculty.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Encouraged faculty to attend Sexual Harassment workshops.

Don’t have attendance data on this.

 

 

3.10 Faculty Life and Related Issues

a. Enhance the role of the Faculty in the Academy and protect the cardinal principles of academic freedom and tenure.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

b. Examine faculty workload issues.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Developed a workload proposal for PE Coaches.

Proposal accepted and moving into implementation.

 

 

c. Continue to focus on issues of faculty compensation and incentives and their impact on recruitment, retention, professional fulfillment and morale.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

d. Review adjunct and overload assignments, salaries, and budgets.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

ONGOING

 

 

 

e. Facilitate processes to ensure effective faculty participation in governance, particularly in maintaining the integrity and soundness of the academic program. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Maintain and monitor an ongoing document outlining COE faculty participation on committees.

Appendix 6

 

 

f. Establish a faculty gathering space/place to foster communication, intellectual engagement and colleagueship.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See Book Club

 

 

 

g. Review ways to increase the percentage of full-time tenured/tenure track faculty who teach in the LACC.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

h. Reduce the number of adjuncts teaching the core curriculum.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

i. Encourage respect, civility, goodwill and colleagueship between faculty and administration.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Held social events for COE faculty and staff

 

 

 

j. Periodically review institutional policies, procedures and standards to ensure that they reflect a commitment to quality teaching and learning in a supportive institutional environment.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

Underway currently.

 

 

IV.  STRENGTHEN INSTITUTIONAL RESOURCES, FINANCES  & INFRASTRUCTURE

Directives 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 1-2, 1-4, 1-6, 2-1, 2-3, 2-7, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 5-1, 5-4.

WOU will engage in active efforts to ensure long term fiscal health as well as efficient management of operations.  In that regard, the University will continually examine the cost-effectiveness of its operations and pursue various additional funding sources to enhance the campus and to expand educational opportunities.  The University will also review the necessity for restructured processes as well as other innovative strategies to assure high quality in the face of current fiscal challenges in higher education.  The University will serve all its customers in an efficient manner and will upgrade systems and infrastructure required to provide the highest quality of service.

 

Strategic Plan Goals 4, 1, 2 and 3.

 

a. Review of program costs and identifying potential savings.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 2.7b

 

 

 

b. Identify, pursue and secure new funding sources to support academic programs and other institutional initiatives.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 3.2b

 

 

See 3.3b

 

 

 

c. Support and implement vigorous public relations efforts to enhance WOU’s image.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 3.1a

 

 

Participated as a member of Chalkboard Taskforce

Enhanced public image of WOU

 

Participated as a co-chair of Ed Pathways to Teaching

Enhanced public image of WOU

 

Presented to Joint Boards and EDP Committee on WOU efforts

Enhanced public image of WOU

 

Gave 4 presentations at AACTE

Enhanced public image of WOU

 

Served on TSPC/NCATE review team for UP re-accreditation in Fall

Enhanced public image of WOU

 

Attended Oregon New Teacher Summit with 2 faculty

Enhanced public image of WOU

 

 

d. Identify and meet cross-unit needs effectively/efficiently.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Served on LAS Dean Search

 

 

Served on Master Planning Committee

 

 

Served on Assessment Committee

 

 

Served on NWCCU as a co-chair

 

 

 

e. Enhance and sustain institutional infrastructure that meets physical, human technological and financial needs.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Served on Master Planning Committee

 

 

 

f. Provide quality campus facilities.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Served on Master Planning Committee

 

 

 

g. Develop a systematic and inclusive approach to improving campus infrastructure.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

h. Develop and use appropriate market research and other survey data to formulate long term institutional objectives.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 1.1a – 1.1c

 

 

 

i. Develop and review long term plans for unit viability.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

V.  SuPPORT Diversity, Community AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Strategic Plan Goal 5; Directives 3-6, 3-7, 5-2, 5-3

V.A

Build A Diverse And Welcoming Institution

Recognizing that diversity enhances the institution, WOU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive environment in which all persons can fulfill their highest potential. To that end, the University will support efforts to actively recruit, welcome, support and retain all persons.

 

5.1 Implement Federal and State Affirmative Action Policies in Recruitment and Employment

a. Support, implement and promote all federal and state affirmative action policies and practices designed to foster the inclusion and equitable participation of historically underrepresented persons. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

b. Review/update existing guidelines for faculty search committees with respect to affirmative action compliance and develop proactive faculty and staff hiring and recruitment practices that yield diverse pools of applicants. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Increase diversity in Adjunct faculty pool.

David Bautista was hired as a new adjunct faculty member in the ESOL program.

 

Melinda Sayavedra was hired as a new adjunct faculty member in the TED program.

 

 

c. Support implementation of affirmative action in the composition of the student body, faculty, and staff and promote the recruitment, admissions or employment of underrepresented persons. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Serving on Ed Pathways to Teaching and developing plan to increase community college students frequently from underrepresented populations.

Written grant to Spirit Mountain Community Fund for support of this program.

 

Currently in negotiations with both Salem Keizer and Beaverton to develop respective partnerships to increase the number of bilingual teachers prepared at WOU.

Plans underway.

 

Continuing work with Chemeketa funded by Lumina Foundation to increase number of bilingual teachers able to enter our EEC program.

Reported on progress of this initiative at AACTE.  Minority mentor has been hired and is recruiting students.

 

 

d. Ensure proper dissemination of all Affirmative Action policies to all units.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

5.2 Develop a Plan for Diversifying the Campus

a. Develop a plan for diversifying your unit.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

5.3. Facilitate Equitable Access

a. Promote equitable access for underrepresented student populations to scholarships and other opportunities.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 5.1c

 

 

 

b. Expand scholarships for underrepresented populations

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 5.1c

 

 

 

c. Develop the support structures necessary to enhance the WOU experience for persons of color and other underrepresented persons.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

COE faculty are active members of OACTE Cultural Comptency committee.

Revising TSPC administrative rule with language to define outcomes related to cultural competency.

 

COE Diversity Committee is actively supporting a review of syllabi and co-sponsoring appropriate professional development opportunities for faculty.

Fifty percent return rate on survey of syllabi with analysis beginning.

 

Diversity Committee co-sponsoring discussion and viewing of CRASH for WOU community.

 

WOU will be hosting Sonia Nieto in May 2006.

 

 

 

 

5.4 Promote Appreciation of Diversity and Pluralism

a. Take steps to enhance understanding and appreciation of the value of diversity in our pluralistic society within your unit and communicate the importance of diversity to all constituencies.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 5.3

 

 

 

V.B

Promote Social and Global Engagement

The University strives to ensure that students attain the competencies, skills, attributes and values required for success in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world. Therefore, the University will support the development of intellectually engaging, integrative, innovative and experiential learning experiences designed to prepare socially-oriented and globally competent graduates for lifelong success. Moreover, the University will support efforts to enhance communication, collaboration and understanding amongst all persons.

 

5.5 Promote Social Engagement through Experiential Learning

a. Support efforts to enrich student learning by integrating community-oriented experiential learning projects and ensure appropriate assessment of such activities.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

b. Expand experiential learning opportunities including study abroad, internships, externships, research opportunities and other practical experiences for all students.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

c. Support social and cultural activities as well as institutes or programs that engage students, faculty, and community organizations in synergistic relationships that advance the University’s public service mission and benefit the local community.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

M. Pardew is working with Joel Arick from PSU on developing materials for supporting parents of school aged children with autism.

Increased access for families to services and resources appropriate for children with autism.

 

 

5.6 Promote Social and Global Engagement through the Curriculum

a. Ensure that appropriate curricular experiences are designed to increase international awareness and intercultural learning.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

See 5.3c

 

 

 

b. Support faculty who integrate or infuse international issues/perspectives into the curriculum.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

W. Gatimu to present to faculty on insights from her recent sabbatical in Africa.

 

 

 

c. Support integration of international content into the liberal arts core curriculum and develop outcomes for global competency.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

d. Address global themes in co-curricular activities.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

5.7 Promote International Experiences, Especially Study Abroad, Scholarly Exchanges, International Service and Overseas Internships

a. Ensure that by 2010 at least 30% of WOU students have international experience through such opportunities as study abroad and/or overseas internships/service.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

 

b. Encourage students to incorporate international experience or service as part of their academic programs and support greater alignment of study abroad with academics.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Thomas, D. Chair, WOU International Education and Services Committee, 2005-07.

 

 

 

c. Assist faculty in developing and delivering curricula overseas through university-sponsored faculty-led study abroad programs.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

d. Review, reduce and eliminate any institutional disincentives to study abroad. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

e. Continue to coordinate international activities across units and/or divisional lines to ensure broad awareness, effectiveness and accessibility.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

H. Rosselli coordinating with Y. Neng on activities to promote in this area.

 

 

 

f. Assist faculty in gaining or refining international experience, including such experiences as international exchange programs, transnational research or teaching activities and international faculty-student collaborations. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

5.8 Strengthen International Student Recruitment, Retention and Satisfaction

a. Increase international student enrollment by 50% over five years, including through expanded exchange programs and expanded tuition waivers. 

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

TPD program making plans to begin accepting foreign students in the upcoming fall term.

 

 

 

 

b. Improve recruitment of international students, staff, and faculty.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

Hosted visitors from Korea and familiarized them with COE offerings.

 

 

 

c. Enhance the acculturation and adjustment of international students.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

5.9 Develop and Strengthen International Partnerships

a. Review and assess existing international partnerships.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

b. Develop clearer protocols/guidelines for developing international partnerships.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

c. Review rationale and prospects for developing a new set of international partnerships.

Activity

Outcomes/Results

Other Info

 

 

 

 

 

PART B:  AA Annual Report & Strategic Plan Update  

 

A.  With regard to process outcomes, provide a summation unit highlights for the past year 2004-2005. 

 

B. With regard to intended student learning objectives, outcomes, please provide a narrative summary of significant student accomplishments (e.g. career placement, graduate school, scholarships, service learning, internships, study abroad) achieved by students in your unit (or students with whom your unit had significant interactions).

 

The Master of Arts in Teaching program continues to demonstrate healthy growth in both the on-campus and web-based components.  An encouraging development is the number of Science and Mathematics candidates (30 in all cohorts) which addresses an OUS performance measure.

 

The MS Ed program is continuing to expand its online offerings for the Professional Core. The goal is to make the entire Professional Core available online. 

 

C. Please identify faculty who accomplished any of the following in Fall 2005:

1.  Significant recognition for exceptional and outstanding teaching.

Asleson, E. Certificate of Recognition, Office of Disabilities, October 2005.

 

Hautala, B. Certificate of Recognition, Office of Disabilities, October 2005.

 

Kelly, T. Certificate of Recognition, Office of Disabilities, October 2005.

 

Kendall, R. Faculty/Staff Member of the Year, Office of Disabilities, November 2005.

 

Kidd, K. Received the Outstanding Educator Award for the 2004-05 academic year from the Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society.

 

Thomas, D. Certificate of Recognition, Office of Disabilities, October 2005.

 

2.  Extensive innovations in curriculum and pedagogy (including course/program refinement, curriculum (re)design/revision, course modifications, new instructional materials, new methods of instruction, technological updating or other significant developments in pedagogy and methodology). 

HPE faculty have developed proposals for curriculum revisions will go to Senate Curriculum Committee and Senate Graduate Committee, February 2006 in the following areas:

A.     BS/BA in Education (Health Promotion)

B.     BS/BA in Education (School Health Education)

C.     MAT (non licensure): Health core

D.     MS in Education: Health core

Special recognition to M. Cardinal, B. Caster, J. Braza, R. Hautala, J. Henderson, P. Pedersen, L. Stonecipher, G. Timken for their leadership.

 

SPED faculty met in an all day retreat 10/28 to convert the program schedule to two academic years rather than six consecutive terms which would have cohorts begin in Fall 06 rather than Spring 06 for feedback. Feedback from the SPED advisory committee on Nov. 17 was very positive.   Special recognition to A. Schepige, S. Dauer,  C. Myers, and G. Rice for their leadership.

 

TED faculty have developed a proposal for extensive curriculum revisions for the Undergraduate program in Teacher Education that will go to Senate Curriculum Committee in the Winter/Spring terms.  Special recognition to M. Pardew, B. Brownbridge, H. Bersani, and M. Scarlato for their leadership.

 

3.  Extensive participation in the development of well-articulated student learning outcomes and assessment of outcomes.

 

ESOL faculty (M. Dantas-Whitney and K. Mize) along with several adjuncts have worked to align ESOL program to TESOL standards and desired outcomes..

Literacy faculty (S. Dauer, and T. Smiles) have worked to realign Literacy program to IRA standards and desired outcomes.

 

D. Please identify faculty who accomplished any of the following in 2004-2005, including the titles of the works/projects etc.:

1.  Wrote a book and/or scholarly monograph that was successfully submitted for editorial and/or peer review and eventually published.

2.  Completed one or more articles, book reviews and essays that were published in peer-reviewed journals or presses.

Davis, C. & Leonard, A. (2005). Demystifying assistive listening devices. Proceedings of the Postsecondary Education Programs Network, Knoxville, TN.

Davis, C. (2005). The balancing act: Freedom, responsibility, and self determination. Proceedings of the Rehabilitation Services Administration State Coordinators of the Deaf conference, Washington, D.C.

Denner, P., Rosselli, H., Kueter, R., Arnauld, C. (January 2006).  Bridges and Obstacles on the Road to Successful Articulations with Community Colleges. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Gonzalez, H., Covell, J., & Andrews, J. (2005). Language Acquisition: Where is the sign language assessment on my son’s IEP?. The Endeavor, 2, 18-21.

Rosenfeld, D., Stumm, T., & Prows, S.L. (Nov. 2005). The health of Oregon’s hospitals: 2005 hospital report. Oregon Health News.

Rosselli, H. (2005) contributed significantly to the Chalkboard Recommendations for Quality Teachers.

Scarlato, M.C.  (2005).  Direct instruction and attention. Discoveries, 23(1), 5-7.

Smiles, T. (2006)  Two manuscripts accepted for publication.  Further details forthcoming.

Smith, A. (2006) Revised English Standards for National Council for Teachers of English. 

 

3.  Completed a textbook and/or a teaching manual for a textbook or original work that was peer review/juried and published.

4.  Prepared peer-reviewed work or practice in the fine arts, including creative work in music, drama, artistic exhibits, productions and performances of artistic works or literature and subsequently performed.

5.  Delivered a refereed paper at scholarly meetings or major professional symposia attended by specialists and leaders in the field.

Dantas-Whitney, M. & Waldschimdt, E. (2006, January) Exploring Critical Classroom Practices in ESOL Teacher Education. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Gatimu, W. (January 2006). Interrogating Assumptions of Home-School Relationship Discourse:  Creating Future Teachers Cognizant of Differences in Socially Constructed Perspectives About Schooling. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Gatimu, W., Reynolds, M., Myers, C., Dauer, S. (January 2006).  Unlocking Classroom Doors:>  Making Teaching and Learning Public. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Girod, M. (January 2006).  Simulation and the Need for Quality Practice in Teacher Preparation. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Girod, M., Schalock, M., & Cohen, L.  (January 2006).  Use of Teacher Work Sample Methodology and Its Research Challenges and Possibilities. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

 

Maroney, E. (2005, February). Aspect in American Sign Language: A typological-functional analysis. Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, CA.  (Inadvertently left off of last report)

Mize, K. (January 2006). Exploring Power and Privilege with Preservice Teacdhers:  The Notion of Allies. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Rhoads, J. (January 2006).  Transfer of Learning from Course Instruction through Implementation of the Teacher Work Sample:  Is Online Course Instruction as Effective as Traditional Instruction? American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Rosselli, H., Samek, L, Mack, C., & Greene, T. (January 2006).  Benefits and Challenges of a Mandated Practice: Teacher Work Sample Methodology and State Teacher Licensure. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Rossellih, H. & Robinson, V. (January 2006). Expected and Unexpected Uses of Teacher Work Samples:  Results of a Survey and Case Studies. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Rosselli, H., Thompson, S., Myers, C., Dantas-Whitney, M., Gatimu, W. (January 2006).  Best Practices in Curriculum and Strategies for Developing Culturally Competent Educators. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Schepige, A., & Buchanan, K. (January 2006).  Contextualizing the Teacher Work Sample:  New Directions for Teacher Work Sample Methodology. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Schepige, A., Rice, G., & Dauer, S. (2006, January) Preparing Teacher Candidates to Integrate Content Area Literacy:  A Teacher Work Sample Approach.  American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

 

6.  Secured an externally funded and peer-reviewed research grant.

7.  Participated as a named investigator in sponsored, peer-reviewed research.

8.  Securing competitive peer-reviewed external awards, grants/fellowships or other notable extramural support for scholarly endeavors.

 

E. Please identify faculty (and/or approximate percentage of unit faculty) who made significant or extraordinary accomplishments in the following areas in 2004-2005.  * Given the relative lack of data in these areas, please provide best estimates and or representative samples. 

 

1.      Special contributions to the faculty governance of the institution, particularly including service activities as a very valuable departmental colleague and/or faculty mentor.

All three chairs within the College of Education (Davis, Rice, and Stonecipher)  exceed performance expectations in a timely and professional manner.

Classified staff (Smith and Thompson) exceed performance expectations in a timely and professional manner.

2.      Extensive service to students outside of the formal classroom, beyond regular advising.

Bucy, M. Worked with students in another class on three exhibits featured at the WOU Sesquicentennial celebration.

Kendall, R. Resident hall evening presentation on responsible sexuality, Nov. 17, 2005; Nov. 28, 2005.

Kendall, R. Presentation to Freshman Academy, Health and Counseling Center module, Nov. 12, 2005.

Ulveland, D.  continued working with students from a class he had in the  Fall term to complete a project exhibited at the WOU Sesquicentennial.

 

3.      Extensive participation in University fund raising, public relations or alumni development.

H. Bersani has agreed to serve as COE rep on the WOU Capital Campaign.
M. Pardew continues to meet with key donors regarding interest in Autism activities involving WOU.

H. Rosselli is working with a planning group to honor Dick Woodcock who will receive honorary doctorate.

H. Rosselli is working with widow of Joseph Hall on donation of first edition books and cabinet to COE.

A. Ferguson is working with President on potential scholarship gift from a local donor in McMinnville.

 

4.      Extensive participation in student recruitment/admissions and student retention activities and other special assignments related to the business of the University.

Numerous COE faculty have been involved in Preview Days, recruitment activities, and special assignments for WOU.

5.      Developed new or innovative programs and active participation in the curriculum development, program review and assessment process.    

6.      Demonstrated leadership in local, state, federal or international agencies, professional and public interest organizations and other entities that substantially enhance institutional goals.

Asleson, E. Manager of Albany Triathlon Club; coordinator of spring 2006 triathlon.

 

Asleson, E. Manager of Girls Synchronized Swim Club in Albany.

 

Girod, M.  Planning Committee for ASCD conference in Oregon.

 

Girod, M. Planning Committee for ASCD preservice conference in Oregon.

 

Hautala, B. Reviewer for Strategies (AAHPERD journal), 2005-08

 

Kidd, K. Member of the Oregon Athletic Trainers Society Scholarship Committee, 2005-07.

 

Prows, S. Research Director, Program for Medical Innovation, OHSU; winter 2006 (ongoing)

 

Smith, A. Served on NCTE National Standards Development.

 

Thomas, D. Board member, Caring Touch Fund, 2004-06.

 

Thompson, S. has been serving as the Co-Chair of OACTE.

 

Timken, G. Staff member at the National Association for Sport & Physical Education Student Leadership Conference, October 2005.

 

Timken, G. Member of planning committee for the National Association for Sport & Physical Education National Physical Education Teacher Education conference (November 2005 – October 2006).

 

 
F. Personnel
Please provide a summary of professional development activities provided for or undertaken by staff in your unit, including unit managers.

See 3.1c

Asleson, E. Completed certification course for Group Exercise Instructor from the Aerobics and Fitness Association, October 2005.

Elke Asleson, Eric Bruce, Brian Caster, Amy Hammermeister Jordan, Bob Hautala, Roseann Kendall, Peggy Pedersen, Misha Peel, Linda Stonecipher, Daryl Thomas; GTA participant: Ingrid Adams attended Silver Falls Retreat (January 26-27, 2006) which convenes Oregon higher ed faculty in Health and PE.

Dantas-Whitney, M., Dauer, S., Gatimu, W., Girod, M., Mize, K., Reynolds, M., Rice, G., Rhoads, J., Rosselli, H., Schepige, A., Thompson, S. attended AACTE National Conference (January-February 2006).

Girod, M, and Rice, G. attended workshop at AACTE:  “NCATE Reviews Go Digital.” (January 2006)

Holtzinger, J. has begun work on a second master’s degree in administration at Portland State University because of her recent promotion to principal of the elementary and middle schools of the Oregon School for the Deaf

Kelleher, J. trained as a BOE examiner for NCATE.

Kendall, R. CTL workshops (November 2005): Academic Advising; Copyright; Creating a Personal Web Page; Web CT

Myers, C. and Thompson, S. attended workshop at AACTE:  “Practical Hints on Preparing NCATE Institutional Report and Exhibit Room (January 2006).

Rice, G., Rosselli, H., Thompson, S. attended the Oregon New Teacher Summit (January 2006)

Smith, A. trained and served as a BOE examiner for NCATE.

 

G.  Personnel Status

Identify special staffing situations that may occur during 2005-2006 e.g. sabbaticals, retirements, leaves, alternate staffing patterns.

 

Identify Special Staffing Situation:

 

Explain Proposed Plan of Action:

 

Need to address COE’s fiscal responsibilities for paying G. Welander’s salary in 2006-07.

 

Requesting the 1.0 FTE to replace teaching load.

 

 

H. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats: Looking ahead & Prioritizing for 2005-2006

With reference to the goals document, identify specific that you believe constitute the greatest strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for your unit going forward.  Discuss your plans to address these matters.

 

The infrastructure at WOU has been greatly compromised to the extent that many of the critical tasks needed to ensure the smooth operation of the institution in areas such as technology, data management, and curricular improvements have been negatively impacted.  The additional new ideas and innovative plans for WOU are also suffering as faculty and staff try to do more with less. 

 

Needs for next year:

Faculty FTE to develop stronger partnerships in schools—proposal forthcoming.

Faculty FTE to develop new program offerings.

Staff FTE to manage growing data needs and infrastructure supports.