Provide effective leadership of the Professional Education Department as interim department chair through timely completion of transcript reviews, Graduation Summary Application Forms, setting meeting agendas, and facilitating regular department meetings and faculty work days.
Participation in Professional Education Committees such as Graduate Committee, Assessment Committee, and possible additional Ad Hoc Committees.
Facilitate the organic development of a Professional Education PLC. We teach our students that many school districts use a PLC model, yet our department does not. Department meetings are times for decisions about procedures and logistics. There currently is not an organized forum for the Professional Ed faculty to have discussions about the craft of teaching.
Become accepted as faculty for CPD. I believe I have expertise to offer to other faculty within the university about teaching.
Active participation in the Cultural Competency Conversation. This connects directly with Goal 2 in Criterion 4.
Complete a curriculum map of the core education courses for secondary and elementary education licensure program. Currently, we track this information through the use of syllabi and the “matrix” which lists when standards are assessed. However, the standards do not represent the totality of the curriculum covered and the use of updated syllabi lends itself to incomplete and inaccurate information. For the department to have informed discussions about future alignment of standards to courses, credits in the program, and sequencing of courses, a single source of information in the form of a curriculum map is essential.