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1 Implementing Academic Renewal: Crafting a plan for transforming the School of Education School of Education Dr. Melanie Carter, Acting Dean Presented to SOE Leadership Retreat Team April 26, 2011

2 Purpose To align the Provost’s Academic Renewal goals with the SOE’s Implementation Plan for transforming academic programs and improving Unit effectiveness School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

3 Goals To develop a SOE Academic Renewal Implementation Plan (with goals and timelines) School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

4 Goals To Develop a Public Statement that outlines the status of SOE programs and pertinent information for Continuing, Prospective, and Returning Students SOE Faculty and Staff HU Faculty and Staff  The Graduate School  The College of Arts and Sciences  The Office of Admissions  Office of Enrollment Management School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

5 Context “In the next phase of the university’s development, we will remain a comprehensive metropolitan research university with increased excellence, an expanded international footprint, and an enhanced role in domestic affairs.”  President Sidney A. Ribeau, State of the University: Responding to Opportunities and Challenges, April 20, 2011 School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

6 Context “With the offering of an undergraduate teacher education degree and a focus on urban education and leadership development, we will address one of our nation’s major strategic objectives; providing qualified teachers for urban school systems.”  President Sidney A. Ribeau, State of the University: Responding to Opportunities and Challenges, April 20, 2011 School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

7 Academic Renewal: Curriculum & Pedagogy Deans and Department Chairs Emphasize program quality Improve the student learning experience Improve program efficiency Begin envisioning program clusters School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

8 Academic Renewal: Curriculum & Pedagogy Faculty and Curriculum Committees Align curriculum and pedagogy with current trends in the discipline Anticipate program’s role in a revised undergraduate studies (general education) program Anticipate program’s role in proposed interdisciplinary initiatives Begin managing faculty ratio of 10:1 School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

9 Academic Renewal: Unit Effectiveness & Efficiency Administrative Cost-Saving Opportunities ◦ Consolidate services ◦ Increase class sizes to room capacity ◦ Schedule classes in non-peak hours ◦ Reduce number of under-enrolled courses ◦ Re-examine faculty workloads School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

10 Educational Administration & Policy Proposed New Name: Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Retained Programs (Spring 2011 Enrollment: 69) MEd14 CAGS2 EdD53 School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

11 Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies Proposed New Name: Human Development & Psychoeducational Science Retained Programs (Spring 2011 Enrollment: 148 BS, Human Development (81) MEd, School Psychology & Counseling Services (New Program) PhD Counseling Psychology (28) PhD Educational Psychology (18) PhD School Psychology (21) School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

12 Curriculum & Instruction Proposed New Name: Teaching & Learning Retained Programs (Spring 2011 Enrollment: 24) BS (New Program) MEd ◦ Early Childhood (6) ◦ Elementary Education (10) ◦ Secondary Education (1) ◦ Special Education (7) Professional Minors 5-year programs?? School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

13 Notification Plans: Discontinued Programs Continuing Master’s Students ◦ Five years from the date of initial registration to complete their programs Continuing Doctoral Students - Seven years from the date of initial registration to complete their programs ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ADVISED UTILIZING THE DEPARTMENT’S SCHEME FOR DEGREE COMPLETION in conjunction with General Registration for fall 2011, but no later than April 30, 2011 School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

14 Notification Plans: Discontinued Programs Former Students Returning (FSR) ◦ 2015 – Master’s students ◦ 2017 – Doctoral Students Effective January 29, 2011, No New Students are to be admitted to discontinued programs Students admitted prior to January 29 should be advised to select another major/program School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

15 Academic Advisement All students must receive strong, continuous academic advisement in all academic programs. Each student must have a program of study on file in the program office that will guide their continued matriculations The document must be signed by the student and the advisor School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

16 Public Notices Affected academic programs must ensure that all program information, web content, recruitment materials, course catalogues, and program curriculum information is updated to reflect program discontinuation status by April 30, School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

17 Next Steps Submit required academic renewal plans Review, revise, and distribute program schemes Ensure that all students have been advised (maintain signed program scheme as documentation) Revise and align department materials with Academic Renewal Plans Review summer and fall course schedules to ensure appropriate faculty workload, better project student enrollment, and make necessary changes as a result of Academic Renewal Implementation School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

18 Review of Draft of SOE Academic Renewal Implementation Plan School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

19 Review of Draft of SOE Academic Renewal Public Statement School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011

20 Working Group Questions Is this a priority for implementing academic renewal in the SOE? If yes, what goals should be associated with this priority? Who is responsible for achieving this goal? What actions must be taken to achieve this goal? What is the timeline for achieving this goal? School of Education - Melanie Carter, Acting Dean 2011


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