Standard 4 Addendum

Standard 4: Diversity

The unit designs, implements, and evaluates curriculum and provides experiences for candidates to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students learn. Assessments indicate that candidates can demonstrate and apply proficiencies related to diversity. Experiences provided for candidates include working with diverse populations, including higher education and P-12 school faculty, candidates, and students in P- 12 schools.

4.3  Feedback on correcting previous areas for improvement (AFIs)

4.3.a          What AFIs are continued from last visit?

2.Candidates have limited opportunities to interact with faculty from diverse groups.

ITP,ADV

While the unit has programs in place that give candidates opportunities to interact with faculty from diverse groups, additional data are needed to remove this AFI .

 

4.4  Evidence for the BOE Team to validate during the onsite visit

1. What is the diversity of P-12 clinical faculty?

The diversity of clinical faculty (university supervisors) is included in the Institutional Report in IR Exhibit 4.4.d.  The chart below shows the diversity of cooperating teachers.

 

Clinical Faculty Demographics, Fall 2014(N=335)

 

Cooperating Teachers

N

%

African American

0

0%

American Indian or Alaskan Native

8

2.4%

Asian

3

.9%

Hispanic-Latino

21

6.3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

1

.3%

White, non-Hispanic

297

88.7%

Other

3

.9%

Decline to State

14

4.2%

Total

335

2. Are all candidates required to participate in special events that bring in speakers of diverse backgrounds/culture/ethnicity or are these optional experiences for the candidates?

As part of required coursework, all candidates participate in required events in which they interact with others from diverse backgrounds/culture/ethnicity.   In initial programs, for example, all candidates take the course EDTE 302 Access and Equity and are required to complete a personal experience investigation. This assignment requires candidates to put themselves in an unfamiliar situation where they are a minority/outsider in some way in order to give candidates a better understanding of a conceptual category and a personal experience of being a minority participant. After at least three such events with the same event/organization, candidates write a paper that summarizes their experiences and directly draws from class content. Exhibit A.4.2 Personal Experience Assignment provides a complete description of the assignment and a student work sample.