Academic Affairs Annual Report & Strategic Plan Update
Report on Outcomes from COE Dean’s Assessment Plan Submitted in July 2006
Goal 4: Determine viable program areas for potential expansion and distinction (2.8a and 2.8c)..
A. Review data on 2004/05 ASL survey and develop timeline of tasks for updating the needs assessment.
Faculty have studied and updated their recommendations for ASL curriculum implementations and will bring forward recommendations for approval in Spring term and request for faculty needs in budget proposal for 2007-08.
B. Conduct external review of TPD program and discuss resulting recommendations with faculty and provost
An external review of the TPD program was conducted by Dr. Barbara Schirmer (Dec/Jan) that included a review of programs documents, interviews with faculty and students, and review of exhibits. The resulting report has been received and discussions regarding the recommendations are ensuing. (See report)
C. Examine ways to respond to
is currently underway with Woodburn, Central, and
A grant proposal with TRI and LAS is being written for submission March 1st.
Discussions with a faculty and staff group identified to respond to the President’s Town Hall meeting is proposing program developments in this area.
D. Respond to WOU’s growing international student recruitment efforts
The joint LAS/COE MS in Ed Info Tech program has grown considerably and is currently serving about 22 students, with potentially 13 more ready to enter in Spring, and applications from 30 more arriving through Dr. Yang. Courses have been refined, meetings held, and supports for students offered by COE faculty and staff.
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 re-emergence of our ESOL program under the leadership of Maria
Dantas Whitney has provided WOU with an area of distinction that is able to
A partnership with
The Rehabilitation Counseling program continues to produce highly qualified graduates. In fact in 2006, follow up on the 2006 graduates shows that 93% are employed and 40% of this same group were employed by state Vocational Rehabilitation prior to their June 2006 graduation. This winter the program has developed a partnership with OVRS that is now providing monthly stipends of $2,000 to several students in our program who are interning in the state office. Not only does this speak highly of the progam’s reputation, but this partnership is strengthening our ability to recruit students and is enhancing opportunities for students to benefit from real world applications.
We continue to turn away candidates for both the MAT and Special Education teacher preparation programs.
An analysis completed this fall shows that we placed preservice candidates in 55 schools last year and arranged over 500 placements. This speaks highly of the Field Services office and staff as well as our partner’s willingness to take our students.
The death of Del Schalock created a tremendous loss for WOU that has
yet to be fully realized. His name
recognition and reputation was the best free advertising that the
The infrastructure supporting the programs in the
With the addition of more faculty in ESOL and
our strengthened relationships with Woodburn, we are working to position WOU as
the leading institution in the preparation of ESOL and bilingual ESOL teachers
in response to
At any given time, the College could offer two more cohort per year in the Special
Education and MAT program areas. We turn away applicants in both areas due to lack of faculty lines. We continually receive requests for an MAT in Early Childhood and Elementary Education but do not have adequate faculty resources to provide the instruction and clinical supervision needed.
The continuing growth
in ASL offerings in
A proposal was brought
to OACTE and accepted to provide funding to bring 2 national experts to
The Rehabilitation Counseling program sponsored a seminar with DEP on Serving
Latino Consumers in VR was delivered via “breeze” distance technology through
Inspired by the message that Donna Beegle delivered at the university’s opening address in September, the College has negotiated with Donna to bring a film crew to campus in February and tape an interactive session with our MAT program. We will then retain the rights to use the resulting DVD with all of our classes in teacher preparation.
Steve Barkley returned
to WOU this past summer and worked with 55 participants on
mentoring/communication skills in the
All the University Supervisors from the UG, MAT, Special Education and Teacher Preparation: Deaf Education met in September and focused on:
Ø Feedback data from Student Teachers, which identified strengths and weaknesses of our supervision model;
Ø The College’s Conceptual Framework and identified examples of where we saw it implemented during the student teaching experience Supervisors were asked to share the conceptual framework with mentors in the field;
Ø Expectations for field experiences identified in NCATE Standard 3. Supervisors assessed how well we are meeting the standards in the field and were asked to share NCATE Standard 3 with mentors and principals in the field;
Ø Reviewed our inter-rater reliability for scoring Work Samples and developed a plan of action for improvement. Supervisors this term will use the component list to rate the value of the elements we require. This data will be passed onto a faculty task force.
Ø Expectations related to ED SMART. Mark Baldwin was available to lead supervisors through the process of entering student data.
Faculty in the Health
and Physical Education Division have held program retreats and been active in
the annual 2 day
The annual COE Data Analysis Review Event (DARE) is planned for May 2007.
During the fall term, the College hosted a COE Consortium meeting and convened its Special Education advisory committee.
A group of graduate level faculty have held three retreats since the beginning of the 2006 academic year to review and made recommendations designed to strengthen the COE Master’s of Science in Education program. To date the following changes are underway:
A number of COE faculty are participating in Book Chats sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Identify Special Staffing Situation:
Explain Proposed Plan of Action:
Hank Bersani has announced that he will not be running again for Chair of Special Education and will be resigning as of June 2007.
Joe Sendelbaugh returned to the SPED division this year and has discussed his plans for retirement in June 2008.
The TPD program was reviewed by an outside evaluator in January 2007 and the recommendations combined with the lack of a 2nd tenure line faculty point to the need to reassess the future of the program at WOU.
The SPED division has renewed their recommendation that a baccalaureate program in ASL Studies be offered (currently already approved by OUS).
Gwenda Rice has announced that she will not be running again for Chair of the Division of Teacher Education and will be resigning as of either Summer or Fall 2007.
Karie Mize, a 2nd year Assistant Professor in DTE (ESOL) announced that she would be stepping down from a tenure line to pursue other interests,
George Cabrera, a Full Professor and minority faculty member in DTE retired suddenly in December 2006.
In January 2007, Amy Smith, a 2nd year Assistant Professor in DTE announced that she would be moving to Chicago to follow her spouse who is taking a new job.
Adele Schepige has requested a sabbatical for Fall 2007 which she is highly deserving of.
Karleen Adams, a receptionist in the
Last, but CERTAINLY not least, the loss of Mark Baldwin in January 2007 has left parts of our COE EDSMART data system very vulnerable. His role had been evolving from a programmer to data analyst and support for faculty using the system.
Discussions range from selection of a new chair to a merging of the teacher preparation program in Special Education and Deaf Education with the teacher preparation programs in Teacher Education.
This year his load has been split between both Rehab Counseling and the Teacher Preparation in Deaf Education programs.
These conversations are currently underway.
Discussions are underway regarding the faculty staffing needs this would require and a proposal will be brought forward during the budget cycle.
There is a dearth of individuals ready and willing to be considered for Chair in this division by their colleagues. This is a very demanding position due to the complexity of licensure requirements, the public interest/criticism of teacher education, requests for partnerships from our local school districts, and the accreditation expectations from both TSPC and NCATE. Only three faculty in the division are full (Dauer, Rice, and Ulveland), two of whom have discussed their plans for retirement within the next two years..
The Division was able to offer Dr. Mize part time employment as a an adjunct in this high demand field and they requested to initiate a search that commenced in Fall 2006.
The Division is asking to hire an additional faculty member out of the search pool to address literacy and other gaps created by Cabrera’s retirement.
Arrangements have been made to allow Amy to teach in the online MAT program until June 2007. Discussions with the Provost have outlined the impact that this will make on the personnel remaining to teach in the MAT program.
The Dean is meeting with the Chair and Adele to discuss impact of this sabbatical in light of personnel changes.
A search was conducted to refill the position and Kelly Kneece was hired in a timely fashion.
The Dean submitted a request to refill this position and was denied. A second request to minimally hire a temporary replacement is currently underway. Without stable support in this area, I worry about the technical capacity of the EDSMART system being ignored and technical difficulties encountered now leave us unable to make immediate and effective adjustments to the system.
1. Significant recognition for exceptional and outstanding teaching.
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).
Maria Dantas Whitney and Hilda are working with TRI and Woodburn to
apply for a federal grant to develop a pathways program to create more
bilingual teachers who can teach in the Woodburn community. This plan would
Faculty and staff are working in partnership with CEOS and
3. Extensive participation in the development of well-articulated student learning outcomes and assessment of outcomes.
Dustin Melton ('05 Master of
Science in Education) and Jessica Henderson, associate professor of Health and
Physical Education, had an article accepted for publication in a major health
journal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal titled
Preventing Chronic Disease will publish an article from Melton's thesis,
"Do Public Schools Provide Optimal Support for Children with
Diabetes?" Melton is first author and
Brian Caster, associate
professor, and Bob Hautala, assistant professor, collaborated with two students
for a presentation at the January 2007 conference of the American Alliance for
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), Northwest/Southwest
Also, Burrus was recently named
Physical Education Teacher Education major of the year for the Division of
Health and Physical Education and will be recognized at the AAHPERD national
THIS FOLLOWING IS ONLY A SAMPLE OF DATA AT THIS POINT.
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.
Keller, L., Smith, J., &
Smith, J., Keller, L., &
3. Completed a textbook and/or a teaching manual for a textbook or original work that was peer review/juried and published.
Linda Keller Co-authored the “Revised
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.
Braza, J. (July 2006). Peace
in Every Step. Presented at the 10th
Braza, J. (June 2006). Mindfulness. Presented at the Summer Day
of Mindfulness in
Caster, B., Hautala, B.,
Ely, A.M., & Griffith, D. (October 2006). The effect of an 8-week physioball training
program on core stability and general balance. Presented at the 2006
Oregon Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation
& Dance conference in
Henderson, J. (September 2006). Immunization among Infants in the
Henderson, J. (September 2006).
Syndrome (FAS) Prevention through Health Messages FAS Leadership Meeting in
Scarlato, M. C. (2006, June). Substantial
Scarlato, M. C. (2006, October).
Systematic Teaching And Collaboration Produce Significant
Smith, J.& Keller, L. “Partnering with
Vocational Rehabilitation for Advanced Practicum: Planting a Seed” State
Coordinators of the Deaf,
Smith, J. & Keller, L.
“Crossing the Bridge to Effective Case Management: An Innovative Training
Model” State Coordinators of the Deaf,
6. Secured an externally funded and peer-reviewed research grant.
Davis, C. (5 years) Western Region Outreach Center & Consortia A sub-contract with California State University Northridge funded by OSERS.
van der Mars, H., McNamee, J. & Timken, G. (September 2006 to June 2007) Coaching teachers to integrate formal formative assessment in their teaching, Research Consortium of AAHPERD $14,700.
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.
1. Special contributions to the faculty governance of the institution, particularly including service activities as a very valuable departmental colleague and/or faculty mentor.
Linda Stonecipher has served as COE Graduate Coordinator since Summer 2006 and has overseen the administration of comprehensive exams, streamlined processes, and provided timely reports on student results to faculty and administrators. She has also been a key facilitator of a group of faculty revamping key elements in the College’s MS in Ed program.
Gwenda Rice has facilitated the development of a clear set of roles and responsibilities for Program Coordinators that will help ensure clarity and stronger program services.
2. Extensive service to students outside of the formal classroom, beyond regular advising.
Denvy Saxowsky and Gail Saxowsky have provided a very personalized outreach to the international students enrolled in the MS in Ed Information Technology program (and some of their undergraduate friends), hosting them at their home for meals, helping them acclimate to WOU and the community and advocating for their needs.
Fifty-six CCC students met with WOU faculty (E. Bruce & R. Kendall) on October 20 at CCC to learn more about health and physical education majors at WOU. A second session is scheduled for November.
3. Extensive participation in University fund raising, public relations or alumni development.
Mickey Pardew continues to be a very active member of the Northwest Autism Foundation founded by the Hamerslys.
4. Extensive participation in student recruitment/admissions and student retention activities and other special assignments related to the business of the University.
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.
Hank Bersani, professor and chair of the division, was interviewed for a story that was featured on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered Jan. 22, 2007, titled Label Falls Short for Those with Mental Retardation.
Hank Bersani also was also selected as a representative
Bob Brownbridge Gave a day-long standardized assessment workshop
Cardinal, M. (Summer 2006) Attended Executive Board Meetings of Research Consortium, AAHPERD
Cardinal, M., (Summer 2006) Symposium Planner/Organizer: Choreography as Research Symposium, National Dance Association and Research Consortium, AAHPERD.
Cardinal, M. (Summer 2006) Reviewer, Interdisciplinary Research Abstract Review Panel for Research Consortium, AAHPERD.
Cardinal, M. Chairperson, Fellow Application for Dance Choreography Ad Hoc Committee, Research Committee of National Dance Association and Research Consortium, AAHPERD.
The Conference of Interpreter Teachers just formed an affiliated Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE), and have asked Elisa Maroney to be one of the founding members.
Mickey Pardew, professor, volunteered to present a three hour training in Lebanon, Ore., for the KIDCO Head start staff titled Positive Partnerships and Parents. It was held Feb. 5, 2007, for 25 participants.
Hilda Rosselli was appointed to a nine member national committee for a 3 year term on the AACTE Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability.