College of Education & Professional Studies

FACULTY AND STAFF RESOURCES


Committees

The Curriculum Committee receives and acts upon curriculum proposals relating to all programs served by the College, studies the curricular needs of the College and University, proposes curricular changes for the College and University, consults and cooperates with other curricular bodies on matters of mutual concern, and reviews and responds to recommendations from other College committees on education curricular issues.

Meeting Date
The Curriculum Committee meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Resources
Curriculum Policies, Handbook, and CourseLeaf

Required and Suggested Syllabus Language

The International Education Committee is charged with establishing a vision, purpose and goals for international education programs in the College.  The Committee supports and monitors international education programs and works to identify multiple strategies to infuse global perspectives into the teaching, research and service functions of the College.  In an advisory capacity, it provides recommendations on strategies, policies, plans, and resources to support international education.  The Committee works collaboratively with other campus colleges, student affairs, and administrative support units in the advancement of international programming.  Members will act as departmental liaisons to increase collaboration and communication about international education, maintain program coordination and/or rotation between and among all programs, and advise the Dean on the handling of specific problems.  The Committee will assist program advisors in marketing, advertising and resource generation to support international study and faculty research and collaboration. 

Agendas & Minutes

Resources

  

Meeting Dates
The MSE-PD Council meets the third Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:00 pm.

Resources

MSE-PD Council Charter (PDF)
Draft rubric for self-study of capstone reports (PDF) 
Format for Audit and Review self study 2013 (PDF)

The Teacher Education, Licensure and Field Experiences Committee will act in an advisory capacity to the Dean in the administration of programs leading to a recommendation for Wisconsin State Licensure. Working in tandem with departmental policies and procedures, the Committee is charged with maintaining the integrity of field/internship experiences, ensuring high quality advising and equitable admissions policies and procedures.  The Committee also acts as a hearing panel for student appeals for placements and admission.  The Committee provides recommendations to the Dean to ensure compliance with Wisconsin licensing agencies (such as the Department of Public Instruction), program accreditation, and other related Federal or State initiatives affecting fieldwork and internship placements. 

Meeting Dates
The Teacher Education, Licensure and Field Experiences Committee meets the second Thursday of the month at 12:00 noon
Agendas & Minutes

Resources

This group is advisory to the Dean and is charged with examining the information and technology knowledge and skills needed by its future teachers and professionals as they enter the world of work, prepared to be leaders in the 21st century. They will act as multi-faceted communication channel concerning information and technology in the College.

Meeting Dates
The Technology Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00am - 11:30am

Agendas & Minutes

For previous minutes, contact the committee chair, Jon Spike (spikej@uww.edu)

Resources
Charge of COEPS Technology Committee 

The Strategic Planning and Budget committee is charged with making recommendations to the Dean and Administrative Council regarding the development, refining and updating of the College Strategic Plan and Mission.  Departments develop strategic plans consistent with the College plan.   The Committee is also charged with making recommendations to the Dean on prioritizing capital fund requests from individual departments and the disbursement of funds for new initiatives.   

Meeting Dates
The Strategic Planning and Budget committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00. For meeting dates and times, contact the committee chairperson

Resources

This Committee provides support & guidance to all diversity efforts in the College. The committee also provides recommendations on strategies, policies, plans, and resources to support and address diversity within and across the College. The committee will collaborate with other committees in the College such as the College’s Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee and the Curriculum Committee. 

This committee will actively recruit applicants for the university’s Inclusive Excellence Fellowship program. If a fellow is assigned to the College, members of this committee will provide mentorship and support to the Fellow. Note that the IEF program is currently suspended.

Members of the Committee will include those who have an interest in the areas of diversity, inclusivity, equity and a desire to move the college forward. Membership will include at least one member from each department and will be expected to serve a two-year staggered term. One member of this committee will attend the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence monthly committee meeting. The Diversity Coordinator for the college shall chair the committee. 

Meeting Dates
The Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Committee meets on the first Friday of the month at 9:30 am.

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COEPS Awards Timeline

  • Student nominations for Outstanding Advising and The McClellan Teacher of Distinction awards sought both fall and spring (November 1 – November 15 for fall; March 1 – March 15 for spring)
  • Applications due for all awards by May 1st
  • Recipients notified by May 15th
  • COEPS Awards recognition done at Fall Forum in August
  • The following January, recipients for awards with a related University award (i.e., service, research, and advising) will be the college nominees provided the application materials align with the university criteria. 
  • University award application deadlines can be found on the University Faculty and Academic Staff Awards page

Award Information

COEPS Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is unique to the College of Education and Professional Studies and is intended to recognize outstanding and creative work of all kinds.

The Innovation Award is unique to the College of Education and Professional Studies and is intended to recognize outstanding and creative work of all kinds. All full-time employees in the College of Education & Professional Studies at UW-Whitewater are eligible to apply. The recipient will be recognized with presentation of an inscribed plaque at the COEPS Fall Forum, typically held in mid to late August as part of Welcome Week on campus.

McClellan Endowed Teacher of Distinction Award

Faculty and instructional academic staff with at least three consecutive years of full-time teaching experience at UW-Whitewater are eligible to apply for this recognition upon being nominated by a student and notified by the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Faculty and instructional academic staff with at least three consecutive years of full-time teaching experience at UW-Whitewater are eligible to apply for this recognition upon being nominated by a student and notified by the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. Students are invited to nominate faculty/academic staff instructors for the award in both fall and spring semesters.  Upon receipt of these nominations, the Associate Dean contacts eligible faculty/instructional academic staff members to invite them to apply for the award following the guidelines detailed here. Persons previously selected for this award are eligible for consideration again when two years have lapsed since their award conferral. Members of the Faculty & Staff Awards Committee review the applications and select a recipient. In the case of a tie, more than one individual may be selected to share the award. The associate dean informs all persons under consideration for this award of the decision reached by the Committee on their application.  Family of the donor are invited to bestow the award at the COEPS Fall Forum, typically held in mid to late August as part of Welcome Week on campus.

Outstanding Advising Award

This application is aligned with the university-wide process to recognize outstanding academic advisors.

This application is aligned with the university-wide process to recognize outstanding academic advisors.  Faculty and instructional academic staff with at least three years of academic advising experience at UW-Whitewater are eligible to apply for this recognition upon being nominated by a student and notified by the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. Students are invited to nominate faculty/academic staff members for the Outstanding Advising Award in both fall and spring semesters.  Upon receipt of these nominations, the Associate Dean contacts eligible faculty/academic staff members to invite them to apply for the award following the guidelines detailed here. Persons previously selected for this award are eligible for consideration again when two years have lapsed since their award conferral.

Outstanding Research Award

This application is aligned with the university-wide process to recognize outstanding research.

This application is aligned with the university-wide process to recognize outstanding research.  Faculty and instructional academic staff with at least three years of full-time experience at UW-Whitewater are eligible to apply for this recognition. Persons previously selected for this award are eligible for consideration again when three years have lapsed since their award conferral.

Outstanding Service Award

This application is aligned with the university-wide process to recognize outstanding service.

This application is aligned with the university-wide process to recognize outstanding service. Full-time faculty members in the College of Education & Professional Studies at UW-Whitewater are encouraged to apply. 

Outstanding Student Support Award

This award is an opportunity to recognize your colleagues who go above and beyond in their service to students, and is unique among our awards in that it is by nomination only and the recipient(s) will be revealed at the Fall Forum.

The College of Education & Professional Studies Office of the Associate Dean is pleased to announce the call for nominations for College of Education & Professional Studies Outstanding Student Support Recognition. This award is an opportunity to recognize your colleagues who go above and beyond in their service to students, and is unique among our awards in that it is by nomination only and the recipient(s) will be revealed at the Fall Forum.

The College understands and values the role data can play in understanding student learning. It is an essential component to improving our programs, and demonstrating our commitment to high quality instruction. This page provides information and resources to help you implement effective and manageable assessment plans and prepare reports. Please reach out to Assistant Dean Katy Casey with any questions or suggestions related to the materials provided.

The purpose of an assessment plan is to facilitate continuous improvement of student learning. Assessment is an ongoing process based on program goals, student learning outcomes, careful selection of a variety of measurement tools, and a plan indicating how data is used for program development. The COEPS Assessment Committee created the resources provided here to guide programs in their work.

It is our goal that all programs will have a clearly articulated assessment plan aligned with student learning outcomes. Program faculty and staff should generate the student learning outcomes by considering the critical knowledge and skills expected of program completers. Implementation and evaluation of an assessment plan is part of programs' continuous improvement process.

There are three tests used by programs to provide external data on student learning. The scores from these tests are reported at the University, state, and federal levels as one indicator of the strength of our programs. In addition, data from these tests can be used for program improvement and reporting (e.g., annual, audit and review, state compliance and accountability).

Foundations of Reading:

All candidates in Wisconsin applying for a teaching license in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading Teacher license, and Reading Specialist are required to take the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT). Passing scores (cumulative 240) on this test is a requirement to be endorsed for a Wisconsin Teaching License.   Data on this test is available upon request from Assistant Dean Katy Casey (email caseyk@uww.edu). The following information can be provided: pass rate, total score, and four subarea scores (Foundations of Reading Development, Development of Reading Comprehension, Reading Assessment and Instruction, and Integrated Knowledge and Understanding).  

Data on these tests is available upon request from Assistant Dean Katy Casey.  

Praxis Exams:  

Praxis© Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.  

Starting fall 2017, students can use qualifying cumulative GPA, ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core scores for admission to professional education. The number of students taking the Core tests has declined since the implementation of these admission standards. 

Praxis© Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II© tests) measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that K-12 educators need for beginning teaching.

Starting fall 2017, students can use content/subject area GPA calculations or scores from the Praxis Subject Assessments to fulfill programs' content knowledge requirements. Most programs determine students' content knowledge through GPA calculations. The number of students taking the Subject Assessments has declined since the implementation of these standards.

Data on these tests is available upon request from Assistant Dean Katy Casey.  

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards evaluation of teacher candidates provides data on how teacher candidates perform on the ten teaching standards. This evaluation can be used throughout a candidates program to determine growth in knowledge and skills overtime. The Office of Field Experience and Assistant Dean will complete distribution, management, and analysis of the evaluation. Survey results will be sent to Department chairs to distribute as needed to program coordinators and interested faculty and staff.

InTASC EVALUATION  

The Exit survey asks candidates to assess the quality of our teacher education programs and the ways in which it prepared them to become teachers. This is the first of two surveys distributed to teacher candidates completing our preparation programs.  

EXIT SURVEY  

The Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS) is a web-based survey of the undergraduate experience at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. It is sent to all graduating seniors in the semester in which they apply for graduation.

Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS)

The Graduate Outcomes Assessment Survey (GOAS) is a web-based survey of the graduate experience at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. It is sent to all graduate students in the semester in which they apply for graduation. Contact Matt Vick in the School of Graduate Studies for data from this assessment (vickm@uww.edu).

The Office of Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education (SREed) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) leveraged three data sources to provide Wisconsin Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) with information about their recent education program graduates. These data are used to document both teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of their IHE in preparing them to succeed in education, and effectiveness ratings of teachers based on their local Educator Effectiveness process (using Danielson and Stronge Models of evaluation).

Educator Effectiveness