Social Studies Council

FUNCTION

  • To serve as a mechanism for ongoing collaboration and oversight of the social studies programs (secondary and elementary social science programs)
  • To serve as a conduit of information regarding department policies affecting Social Studies Council constituents (e.g. public education policies, College of Education admission to professional education requirements, changes to BSE broadfield and discipline-specific majors/minors)
  • To develop and implement the assessment plan for the Social Studies programs
  • To prepare the Audit and Review Self-Study and Accreditation Reports for the social studies programs
  • To oversee and recommend improvement of the social studies programs
  • To improve and coordinate student advising in the social studies programs

STRUCTURE

  • Committee will meet at least once each semester
  • Chair & Co-Chair to be elected by the committee annually (one of these must be a representative from the College of Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction)
  • Position of Secretary rotates on a meeting-by-meeting basis

MEMBERSHIP

  • Administrative representative from the College of Business and Economics, Appointed by Dean of the College of Business & Economics
  • Administrative representative from the College of Education, Appointed by the Dean of the College of Education
  • Administrative representative from the College of Letters and Sciences, Appointed by the Dean of the College of Letters & Sciences
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction - 2 Members: Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography and Geology
  • Department of History
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology/Anthropology
  • Invited Optional: non-licensure related area representatives
  • Department of Philosophy/Religious Studies
  • Department of Women's Studies
  • Race and Ethnic Cultures Program

TERM

Representatives are to be appointed annually by each of the above constituencies.

MEMBERS

  Name

Department
Hartwick, James (Chair)

Curriculum and Instruction

Johnson, Edric

Curriculum and Instruction

Bashaw, David  

Economics

Burkham, Jonathan

Geography and Geology

Mandell, Nikki (Chair)

History

Anderson, Larry

Political Science

Morgan, Carolyn

Psychology

Flad, Jennifer

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice 




Last revision 8/20/2013