Standard 6 Addendum

Standard 6: Unit Governance and Resources

The unit has the leadership, authority, budget, personnel, facilities, and resources, including information technology resources, for the preparation of candidates to meet professional, state, and institutional standards.

6.3  Evidence for the BoE team to validate at the onsite visit

1. What is the delineation of roles between the dean of the college and the director of the School of Education?

The dean is the administrative head of the College of Communication and Education and the chief academic and administrative officer. The college includes a number of departments outside the School of Education and the EP Unit, including Communication Design, Journalism, Liberal Studies, and Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management. The dean position is a management position. The dean serves at the pleasure of the president.  The director of the School of Education is an elected chair-like position and serves only the School of Education. Exhibit A.6.1 SOE Director Job Description addresses the role of director.

2. The associate dean of teacher education and the director of SOE are the same person. The director is an elected position.  Does that mean the associate dean is also elected? Please clarify how these two positions are filled.

The associate dean is appointed by the dean. There are currently two associate deans for the college. One of the associate deans provides oversight for all matters related to the EP Unit and education in local, state and national accreditation efforts, working with and representing the dean, the college and the university. For example, she chairs the All University Responsibility for Education Committee (AURTEC) and the Educational Preparation Unit meetings as the dean’s designee. The associate dean position is a management position. Going forward the position will be filled by a search, as is typical of all management positions on campus.

The Director of the SOE is an elected position. According to Executive Memorandum 83-0009, (Exhibit A.6.2 Department Chair Selection), the dean of the school forwards the faculty selection together with a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Appointments of department chairs are made by the Vice President for Academic Affairs as chief instructional officer. The department chair serves at the pleasure of the President.

3. Can the unit provide more information on state-of-the-art facilities on campus

Exhibit A.6.3 State-of-the-Art Campus Facilities gives examples of university and unit facilities.