21 October, 2002 FPC Meeting Minutes

October 21, 2002

Room 158 Norman Hall

Members Present: Jim Archer, Phil Clark, Maureen Conroy, Vivian Correa, Silvia Echevarria-Doan, Lamont Flowers, Bridget Franks, Paul Sindelar, Jane Townsend, Nancy Waldron, Elizabeth Yeager

Other Present: John Kranzler, Rod Webb, Dean’s Office

Correa called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.

Agenda and Minutes

1.  Approval of the agenda for October 21, 2002.

Echeverria-Doan made a motion to approve the agenda as submitted by Correa.  Townsend seconded the motion.  The FPC unanimously approved the agenda.

2. Approval of the October 7, 2002 Minutes

Yeager made a motion to approve the minutes of October 7th, which was seconded by Sindelar.  The minutes of October 7, 2002 were unanimously approved with the following revisions:

a. Delete the name Pace and replace with Sindelar in the section of the minutes that involves discussion of Graduate Admissions (page 4).

Reports of FPC Committees

· College Curriculum Committee

Waldron reported that the CCC will meet on Monday, October 28, 2002.

· Undergraduate Admissions/Petitions Committee

Franks reported that the committee met on October 9, 2002.  Presently, there are no plans to prepare a constitutional amendment regarding committee role and focus. The committee will continue to provide due process to undergraduates who are denied admission. The committee plans to stay informed of current undergraduate admission policies and work in collaboration with other COE committees.

· Graduate Admissions/Petitions Committee

Echeverria-Doan reported that the GA&P committee met on October 18, 2002.  Some policy changes were recommended:

· Single exception master’s or specialist degree applicants with a GRE of 900 or above and an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher will be admitted by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

· All double exception applicants will be seen by the GA&P committee.

· All doctoral applicants who do not meet the admission criteria will be seen by the GA&P committee.

·   Any master’s or specialist applicant that the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies identifies for review will be brought to the GA & P Committee.

· Faculty Affairs Committee

Townsend reported that the Faculty Affairs Committee met.  Brownell is the chair of the committee and Behar-Horenstein is the secretary.  Townsend stated that the committee recommended they explore the question:  What rights and responsibilities do faculty have in making decisions?  The committee will investigate the degree of faculty voice in matters pertaining to (1) faculty load, (2) course and program development, (3) merit, and (4) tenure and promotion.  The next two meetings are scheduled for November 4th and December 2nd.

· Research Advisory Committee

Conroy reported that the RAC met last week. The following issues were discussed:

– The role of the proposed CARE office. RAC would like to get faculty input on the types of research support the CARE office may provide.

– The results of a faculty research survey completed by Office of Graduate Studies and Research this summer were reviewed.

– The RAC is reviewing ways to disburse the $15,000 the Dean has allocated for faculty travel. A draft plan will be developed to establish general criteria for disbursing the travel funds.

The next meeting of the RAC is November 12th.  The issues to be discussed at this meeting include:  college research requirements for doctoral programs, faculty input on the research office, and the constitutional description of the RAC.

· Student Recruitment and Admission Committee

Yeager reported that this committee would meet on October 31st to discuss the graduate admission proposal.

· Long-Range Planning Committee

Archer stated that this committee would meet on November 6th.

· Ad hoc Committee on Assistant/Associate Dean Review

Correa stated that the ad hoc committee would meet on November 4th to consider existing assessment instruments that might be used as a part of the review of Assistant and Associate Deans.

· Agenda Committee

Correa stated if faculty need to have something considered at the FPC meeting as a discussion or action item, they should contact one of the three Agenda Committee members (Correa, Waldron and Phil Clark) in advance of the meeting.  A second way for faculty to bring an action item before the FPC is to have a representative present it during the meeting, and the FPC will vote whether or not the item should be added to the agenda.

New Business

1. Continuing the Conversation on “Vision” in the College:  Next Steps

Correa stated that there was support in the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) to continue conversations regarding a college “vision” that began at the Fall Faculty Meeting. How do we continue the momentum from the fall faculty meeting and engage a broad range of faculty in further discussion about a vision for the college?  What should the role of FPC be in this effort?  The role of the Dean’s office?

The suggestion was made to hold one or a series of faculty forums. Specific discussion points could be pulled from the minutes of the Fall Faculty Meeting.  The faculty forum could be co-sponsored by FPC and the Dean’s Office and probably should be held during the Monday, 2-4 pm time slot that is designated for college meetings.

The following comments were made while discussing the focus for the faculty forum(s) and the question presented during the fall faculty meeting, “Do we have a tacit vision in the College of Education?”

· The vision of the College needs to reflect current directions and the strategic plan the University.

· Last year the COE Long-range Planning Committee generated a list of issues and directions that should be shared with faculty as we discuss a common vision.

· The COE should consider working in coordination with Florida State University. This could allow for more effective lobbying efforts and increase our voice in Tallahassee.

· The issue of internal perception assessment and external perception of the COE was brought up at the Fall Faculty Meeting.  Do we want to collect this information? What instruments are needed for us to collect this information?

· A survey of the faculty should be conducted to determine specific issues to be addressed at the faculty forums.

· We may want to survey students who are presently enrolled in COE programs.  Why did you choose UF for graduate work?

· Faculty forums may be needed at least once a month to establish an on-going conversation about important issues and directions for the College.

· What is the difference between a “mission” and a “vision”? A mission identifies the major tasks of an organization.  A vision identifies where the organization is going to be in a specified time period.  Some comments that we have a mission statement, but no clear vision statement.

· A comment that either there are some “tacit” visions in the COE or we don’t have any “tacit” visions.  But there is a desperate need to have more focused conversations about this topic.  We may not have a single vision in the College, so we need to prioritize our visions.

· Over the past ten-year period, the COE has largely followed whatever resources were available. There is the perception that we have often reacted, and thus moved in multiple directions in response to the initiatives of others. At this point, the COE appears fragmented. A vision may help us to prioritize future directions for the College.

· Do we have a common vision?  If so, we need to lobby for our issues.  We need to have open forums on specific issues.  What are common themes we need to discuss:  teacher education, graduate education?  Outreach to state and local constituencies?

· We need to prepare open-ended questions and disseminate them in advance of the faculty forums.  Many of these questions can be pulled from the Fall Faculty Meeting minutes.

· We need a purpose for our discussions and we need a specific outcome.  What happens at the end of the session?  Possibly a list of college priorities, common assumptions, a policy statement is the result.

· A plan of action is needed – just meeting is not enough.  We need public relations with the state, university, and we need specific outcomes from the forums.  A discussion with the Dean and Provost would be beneficial.

· Need to utilize the FPC and Long Range Planning Committee to assist with the organization of one or a series of faculty forums.  At the end of the year, documents could be submitted to the FPC for review.

It was suggested that the Long Range Planning Committee should work with Correa as chair of FPC to further develop ideas for the Faculty Forum(s). Correa stated that she and Archer would meet and develop a proposal regarding dates/times and possible themes/questions for the faculty forums.  This will be brought back to FPC for discussion at a future meeting.

2. Collaboration with Santa Fe Community College on Critical Teacher Shortages

Correa opened a discussion on a proposed new initiative regarding collaboration with Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) to provide a teacher education program that would address critical teacher shortages in science, math, and special education.

Webb stated that this initiative is the result of recent state legislative action to address critical shortages in areas such as nursing and teacher education.  In response to this initiative, some community colleges have developed their own four-year programs (Miami-Dade Community College), while others have collaborated with a four-year university to provide a joint program (St. Petersburg CC).  The President’s Task Force has proposed that the College of Education collaborate with SFCC.

At this point, there is no specific plan about how a joint program might operate.  SFCC could teach students for the first two years, and the COE could teach the junior and senior years, as well as the 5th year.  At the end of the program, a student would be granted a UF degree in education.

To provide additional information, an issue paper from AACTE regarding university and community college collaborative programs was provided.  As well as notes from a Dean’s Advisory Council meeting where this issue was recently discussed.

Comments from FPC members regarding the initiative:

· Community colleges should be two-year programs that articulate to the four-year institutions for the junior and senior years.  Currently, many students who enter our teacher education programs already do this. How is this new initiative differerent?

· Will this become a parallel program? The joint program with SFCC will provide a 4 year bachelor’s degree and UF will continue providing a 5 year Master’s degree?

· There are already issues with alternative certification in teaching.  SFCC providing a four-year degree on their own may raise new issues. We need to be clear about our perspective on alternative programs.

· SFCC could act as a feeder to the COE.  Following the BA/BS degree at SFCC, students could come to UF for the master’s degree or for the 5th year program.

· This collaborative program could provide a dignified alternative to people who leave early from our 5 year program. We have students who are not admitted into graduate school at UF and others who leave because of life circumstances.

· Faculty most directly involved with the critical shortage areas, secondary, and special education need to discuss this initiative. This initiative will be on the agenda for the Secondary Proteach meeting scheduled for November 4th.

· A four-year program at SFCC might protect the fifth-year program at UF.

· Is this initiative an opportunity for the COE to becoming a graduate only program?

· This initiative could increase the enrollment in traditional master’s programs.

Webb and Correa stated a need to convene a small group that could consider this issue further and develop a specific proposal.  If we are to proceed with the initiative an application must be forwarded to the Florida DOE sometime in March.  The requirements for the application are unclear.  May simply need a general description of the intent to collaborate on a joint program, but developing a specific plan will likely take additional time. Other colleges and programs across the university will also be involved, specifically Engineering and Nursing.

Correa noted that the minutes from this discussion will be forwarded to the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Unfinished Business

1. Tenure & Promotion Guidelines out for Review

Waldron reported that the proposed Tenure and Promotion Guidelines have been posted on the FPC Website.  A general notice has gone out to COE faculty to review the guidelines and provide individual feedback. Additionally, FPC members and department chairs have been asked to facilitate a discussion of the guidelines at upcoming department meetings.  Each department has been asked to provide written feedback by November 22nd.  All responses will be assembled and forwarded to the Faculty Affairs Committee for review. If extensive revisions are not required, a final proposal should come to the FPC in December or January.


Archer moved the meeting be adjourned.  Echevarria-Doan seconded the motion.  The Committee voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 pm.


15 October, 2002 Dean’s Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Members present:  Dr. Michael Bowie, Dr. Vivian Correa, Ms. Mary Driscoll, Dr. Kathy Gratto  (for Dr. Jim Doud), Ms. Kay Hughes, Dr. John Kranzler, Dr. James McLeskey, Dr. David Miller, Dr. Mickie Miller, Dr. Don Pemberton, Dr. Dorene Ross, Dr. Pete Sherrard  (for Dr. Harry Daniels), Dr. Theresa Vernetson, Dr. Nancy Waldron, Dr. Rodman Webb

Information Items

Committee members reviewed the October 1, 2002 meeting minutes.  After minor corrections on the attendance list, Dr. David Miller moved to accept the minutes.  Dr. Vernetson seconded the motion, and the minutes were accepted by unanimous vote.

Discussion Items

Vision discussion in the College:

Rod Webb commended Dr. Correa on facilitation of the Fall Faculty meeting, October 11, 2002 and asked the DAC members for their impressions of the vision discussion.  Comments included the following comments and observations:

  • There was little discussion of research, reward structure, personnel preparation, and academic commitment.
  • Only half the faculty attended the meeting and not everyone spoke.
  • The discussion was helpful and diverse, but incomplete.
  • The FPC should continue vision discussions in the future in collaboration with the dean’s office.
  • Committee members agreed that the Deans and faculty should be involved in future discussion of the vision.  A suggestion was made to choose a particular idea and move forward (e.g. teacher education, doctoral program).

Rod Webb stated that Deans Emihovich and Vernetson met with Paul Nagy, U.F.’s Coordinator in the Office of Educational Services (assigned to the Office of the Provost), and Curtis Jefferson, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Fe Community College.  A proposal to establish a collaborative teacher education program with SFCC in areas of critical shortage, particularly in mathematics, science, and special education was discussed.

Preliminary suggestions for such collaboration included the following:

  • SFCC might provide facilities and faculty to teach lower division classes
  • UF faculty and graduate students might teach upper division courses
  • COE, LAS, and SFCC faculty would produce high-quality, focused, four-year programs
  • Programs could include elements of distance learning

Rod Webb asked committee members to list possible benefits of well-designed, collaborative degree programs with SFCC.


  • Recruiting more students from more diverse backgrounds
  • Recruiting students from non-traditional backgrounds
  • Feeder for graduate programs/5th year teacher education
  • Better parking
  • More accessibility/Satellite campuses
  • Gives COE an opportunity to think differently about our role in addressing critical needs (Large scale undergraduate programs)
  • SFCC’s infrastrucure for technology – delivery of instruction
  • Would not necessarily supplant Proteach – but make Proteach smaller (elementary)
  • Clinical faculty used to potential advantage
  • Opportunity for graduate students to teach and more leadership roles for graduate students
  • Clinical teachers (school-based) plus graduate work opportunities with COE
  • Shortage of qualified Special Education teachers
  • Recruitment of Special Education teachers
  • Good community relations builder
  • Provides leverage with Provost’s office for graduate admissions rules
  • Politically pleasing
  • Academic support at SFCC available in greater quantity (remedial courses, tests, etc.)
  • We get to count them
  • Four year program at SFCC might protect five year program


  • Students might not come to UF if SFCC charges less
  • “Caste” system
  • Replicating programs at two sites?
  • If BA only, program integrity is a problem (elementary, early childhood)
  • Concern about SFCC “taking over” the BA program
  • NCATE visit is in April 2003.  There is lots to do!  Time?  Incentives?

Next Steps

  • Ask SFCC if they will do BA alone
  • Is COE going to set standards for faculty teaching in program?
  • Who is going to do this?
  • Fact finding at other community colleges – what models are available?
  • What’s going to happen if COE doesn’t do this?
  • Implications for redesigning programs?

Dr. Bowie announced that the Office of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs will sponsor a minority recruitment event in the COE.  His office will bring up to two minority applicants per department to UF for a 2-3 day expense-paid visit.  He asked departments to suggest applicants he can invite to this event.

Beginning in the spring, the Office of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs will offer two GRE refresher courses each semester.

Dr. Bowie’s office will offer a 3-hour workshop on Cultural Diversity for Administrators in December.  Dr. Bowie will submit possible dates later in the week.

Dr. Pemberton announced that a Lastinger Advisory Council meeting was held on October 4.  Forty-four administrators, teachers, COE faculty, and business leaders attended the meeting and contributed to the discussion of the Lastinger Center’s work and vision.  Participants reviewed the Lastinger Center Concept Paper, and encouraged the Center to conduct regular surveys exploring pressing educational issues.

Dr. Mickie Miller announced that on October 3 the UF Alliance team participated in “UF on the Road, Orlando Tour”.  Part of the tour included a visit to Jones’ High school, a new member of the Alliance.

Rod Webb distributed a list of “Occupations Gaining the Most New Jobs” as an informational item.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45.


11 October, 2002 FPC Faculty Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2002

Room 250 Norman Hall


The meeting was called to order at 3:10 pm.

Correa welcomed Dean Emihovich, new FPC members, Department Chairs,  Dr. Fran Vandiver from P. K. Yonge, and all faculty to the Fall Faculty meeting.


New faculty members in the College of Education were introduced by respective department chairs, including:

Dr. Larry Tyree, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations

Dr. Penny Cox, Program Coordinator in the Department of Special Education

Dr. Karen Parker, ESOL Coordinator in the School of Teaching and Learning

New faculty from P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School were introduced by Dr. Vandiver, including:

Lauren Bartoy (4th grade), Justin Brooten (Middle School- Life Science), Jeff Boyer – (High School – Integrated Science), Kerry Delatorre – High School – Math), Jackie Evans (Kindergarten), Amy Hollinger (3rd grade), Randy Hollinger (Middle School – Science), Angie Johnson (Elementary Special Education), Eddie Ladner (Physical Education), Renee Ladner (Physical Education), David Mitchell (High School – Sociology), Amy Murphy (Middle School – – Language Arts), Maria Rinehart (High School – Math),  and Barb Williams(Elementary Special Education).

Correa introduced the College of Education’s new Dean, Catherine Emihovich, to the faculty.

Faculty Policy Council Update

Vivian Correa reviewed the new Faculty Policy Council web site, which can be found at https://education.ufl.edu/committees/fpc/. The website includes information on the COE Constitution, FPC and standing committee membership, Minutes of FPC and Dean’s Advisory Council meetings, a calendar, and Archives of last year’s FPC minutes.

It was announced that draft policies for faculty review will be posted on the website. The proposed “Guidelines for Tenure and Promotion” have been posted and they are available in HTML and PDF formats.

Topics to be addressed by the FPC this year include:

  • Tenure & Promotion Procedures
  • Graduate Admissions Policies
  • COE research infrastructure
  • Evaluation of Associate/Assistant Deans

Dean’s Announcement

Dean Emihovich announced that $15,000 would be available for faculty travel to present research papers at national and international conferences.  Associate Dean Kranzler will chair a committee that reviews applications for the travel funds. Dean Emihovich stated that the travel funds may be available for presentations that have already occurred (with available receipts).  The travel funds must be used by June 30, 2003.

Dean Emihovich stated that a mini-grant program would be initiated through the new CARE office. The goal of this program would be to provide small incentive grants that could support faculty in research areas and lead to the development of grant proposals for external funding.

Associate Dean’s Comments

Associate Dean Webb announced that work is continuing on the development of a comprehensive college website.  Behind the website is a college database that includes information on faculty, courses, and programs.  Fall syllabi have already been submitted and requests will go out soon for Spring syllabi. Faculty will be asked to put their vita in NCATE ready form.  A template will be disseminated and faculty can fill this form in or send a current vita to someone designated by the Department Chair to assist with the task.

The NCATE site visit is scheduled for April 5th – 8th.  The NCATE Planning Committee is making progress on getting all materials together. The importance of the Conceptual Framework of the College was stressed. The site team will expect faculty to be aware of the framework.  The Conceptual Framework of the College of Education is:  The College of Education and affiliated programs prepare reflective professionals who create, organize, disseminate knowledge; promote democratic values; and serve diverse communities.

Associate Dean Webb stated that all building projects are on time.  The classrooms have been renovated and we all need to continue to keep them in good condition.

Open Discussion

Correa stated this is a new era for the College of Education. We are beginning our second year of shared governance, we have a new Dean, there are new directives from the UF administration, and NCATE will be here in April 2003.  There are many issues and initiatives for the faculty to consider: ideas about research, our sense of community, the culture at the COE, student and faculty diversity, perceptions of the Lastinger Center and Opportunity Alliance.

Do we have a tacit vision of the College of Education?

Correa asked what the faculty’s collective thoughts were on themes and /or visions in the College of Education and opened the floor for discussion.Points raised during this discussion included:

· How do we represent ourselves to other colleges?  The issue of using one strategy or vision to satisfy multiple constituencies, or multiple strategies and visions was discussed. Can one vision satisfy all groups that we interact with – faculty, college, university, school district, and state of Florida?

· Who are we are trying to reach – traditional or non-traditional students?

· How do we serve Florida?  There is a need to be concerned about school children in Florida, working conditions for teachers, and financial support for education.  The College of Education is not provided with enough resources, nor is the public schools. Uncertain how we should respond, but people in government are making education decisions without talking to us as education faculty.

· Public education is in jeopardy and the existence of colleges of education is tied directly to the public education system.

· Recently a packet of information from trustees indicated that Colleges of Education do not measure up to science and medicine in universities across the country.  It is important to educate our trustees regarding teacher education, research, and all we are doing to impact public education in Florida.

· While attending a recent convocation for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, there was a lot of discussion regarding children and families, but no mention of the College of Education. It is important that we become a part of these conversations.

· Across the state the University of Florida and the College of Education is respected by alumni and educators. But, we are not at “the table” when issues regarding education are discussed. Our presence is not felt in the Florida Department of Education.  They are always asking for faculty to come to Tallahassee and become involved in state issues – but we often view ourselves as “above the fray.”  We need to get to Tallahassee and become more politically involved, participate in conversations, present a proactive orientation, and make a concerted effort toward capturing the knowledge and passion of the faculty in the College of Education.  The College is known for “…..” We need to fill in the blank.

· We need to make people aware of what we do and how we do it.  The COE has a long history of research, cross-departmental collaboration, and a focus on translating research into practice. This needs to be communicated to the public.

· How succinct is our research, who does it affect, and how do we affect schools in Florida? We need to disseminate our research in a format that educators and the public can readily use.

· Have we done a perception assessment? How is the College of Education perceived by others?  By other colleges at UF, by the people of Florida, by the legislature?  How do we present ourselves and how can we alter their perceptions? We need to develop a strategic plan to do this.

· How do we change perceptions of those who have already formed an opinion.  People don’t seem to think much of Colleges of Education right now. We are consumed by meeting the standards of other people and groups.  Maybe we need to become a “charter COE”. This will remove a number of the regulations and external demands, so we can find our own niche.

· It is a good time for growth, to be proactive. In the past two years we have begun to move from a departmental focus to a new college-wide focus. How do we maintain this college-wide focus and improve upon it?

· We need to focus on research and providing training to public schools.  We need a vehicle to disseminate information. PK Yonge is one place this can be done.

· What should our job be?  What should the best colleges of education be doing?  We don’t necessarily need to produce more educators to meet all the shortage areas in the state and in the country. We could prepare the BEST teachers, counselors, and school psychologists. We could also work to show others how to prepare better educators, we could focus on helping others develop good preparation programs. To do this we need to have programs that push the edge and move into new territory.

· There is a need for more integrated programs that cross departmental lines. We need to remember that the students we are preparing at the COE are moving into an integrated world in public schools.  They have to work with other educators. Our programs need to have the same focus. Right now there is too much isolated instruction within programs.

· We should be working with others across the university to improve teaching and instructional experiences in higher education. We can be a resource to improve instruction in the whole university.  We know about good teaching!

· While we want to be helpful to the Florida DOE, it’s often much easier to be oppositional. It’s easier to disregard the state and keep doing our isolated work in higher education. But we need to be more engaged in helping the DOE and public schools. What happens now is we suggest practices to public schools that are far beyond what they can possibly do. So they view us as “out-of-touch” and it’s easy for us to just return to the university and keep doing our work. It is unclear how we get out of this trap and start being perceived as helpful, but we need to change the current circumstances.

· Presently, we are reactive.  We need to become proactive.  There is a need to lobby in Tallahassee;  to present alternative ideas about how to address the educational needs in the state.  There are approximately 40 alternative certification programs in the state and many would welcome our input as they try to figure out how to prepare educators to meet current shortages.

· We might consider partnering with FSU as they have access to people in Tallahassee. There are many common themes and issues we could address and it  would benefit UF to do this.

· Most people entering teaching do not come from programs like UF. So, how do we make our teacher education programs different from the alternative certification programs? And, how can we be helpful to community colleges, small colleges and districts that are providing many of the alternative certification programs?

· We always appear to be responding to external pressures and also internal pressures within the university (like the bank).  We need to stop and think. We need to reflect about ourselves, the college and figure out how we want to change.

Correa thanked the faculty for their comments and suggestions and stated the need to continue this conversation in the future.

Dean’s Reflections

Dean Emihovich reflected about issues and concerns that were identified during the conversation.  She suggested that we might consider forming smaller groups to continue these conversations in a round-table type discussion.  Emihovich noted that in addition to the concerns identified, faculty expressed have very strong emotions  – anger, passion, and frustration.  We need to figure out how to harness this emotion and use the energy to move forward in a proactive way.  Some reflections offered by Dean Emihovich included:

· We need to channel our voice, passion, and knowledge to the right people. Those that will give credence to our ideas and help us promote change.

· We need to be more collaborative and present ourselves as a team.  We need to have a college identity as well as a personal identity, and we need to balance these two perspectives.

· Can we identify partners that will help us? Alumni think highly of the College of Education.  We need to tap into our alumni within the state and nationally to build our resources and form a network.

· We have an obligation to public education; that is why we are here.  We all want better education for our children. We need to strengthen and build relationships across campus and across the state regarding K-12 education.  The number one issue in the state is education. We need to capitalize on this public sentiment.

· We should think about a partnership, and possibly a joint retreat, with the College of Education at Florida State University.

·  We need to stay focused on scholarship and professional education.  We may need to do this differently than we are currently – possibly through multiple and/or different models.  We need to focus on quality – sharing ideas with K-12, community colleges, and other colleges and universities.

· Diversity is another issue that we need to consider. This involves the recruitment of faculty and students. We need to have conversations about diversity and we think about our present culture at the college, the university, and the community.  “What are we inviting faculty and students to?”

Dean Emihovich announced that two faculty searches have been authorized in the Department of Counselor Education. Two additional faculty searches and the directorship in the School of Teaching and Learning will also begin.

Correa remarked that we need to continue these conversations within departments and in small forums across the College.  The Faculty Policy Council will consider how it can assist in these conversations.

The meeting was adjourned at 5 pm.


7 October, 2002 FPC Meeting Minutes

October 7, 2002

Room 158 Norman Hall

Members Present: Jim Archer, Phil Clark, Maureen Conroy, Vivian Correa, Silvia Echevarria-Doan, Lamont Flowers, Bridget Franks, Paul Sindelar, Jane Townsend, Nancy Waldron, Elizabeth Yeager

Other Present: Associate Dean John Kranzler

Correa called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m.

Action Items

1.  Approval of the agenda for October 7, 2002.

Clark made a motion to approve the agenda as submitted by Correa.  Yeager seconded the motion.  The FPC unanimously approved the agenda as it was submitted.

2. Approval of the September 30, 2002 Minutes

Conroy made a motion to approve the minutes of September 30th, which was seconded by Sindelar.  The minutes of September 30, 2002 were unanimously approved with the following revisions:

a. Members reported absent that had an alternate attend the meeting should not be marked absent.  Mention should be made that Campbell attended as an alternate for Clark, and Bondy attended as an alternate for Yeager and Townsend.  Clark, Townsend and Yeager should be removed from the absent list.

Reports of FPC Committees

· Agenda Committee

Correa reported that the Agenda Committee discussed an item addressing the need to review the research requirements for doctoral programs in the College. The committee was unsure of the path this issue should follow; which committee should work to develop a proposal? Also, where would the proposal be approved? The issue was generated by the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), but there was also consideration of whether it should go to the College Curriculum Committee (CCC) because it involves program/curriculum changes.

Correa stated that the Agenda Committee would send the issue to the RAC.  Following review by the RAC, the proposal will be presented as an agenda item to the FPC prior to being submitted to the College Curriculum Committee.

Kranzler stated that the current research requirements for the doctoral degree were established in 1984 according the CCC minutes and that this might be a good time to review these requirements.

Waldron added that the duties of the RAC might need to be revised, along with other committee descriptions in the Constitution. Clark stated that this should occur when changes are made to the Constitution this year.

· College Curriculum Committee

Waldron reported that the CCC met on September 30, 2002 and will hold its next meeting on October 28, 2002.  Submissions to the Committee must be made to Laurie Douglas in room 125 Norman Hall at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

· Undergraduate Admissions/Petitions Committee

Franks reported that this committee would meet on October 11, 2002.

· Graduate Admissions/Petitions Committee

Echeverria-Doan reported that the committee would meet on October 18, 2002.

· Faculty Affairs Committee

Townsend stated that this committee would meet on October 14, 2002.

· Research Advisory Committee

Conroy stated that the committee would meet on October 15, 2002 to discuss decisions regarding doctoral requirements.  Conroy also stated that Dean Emihovich has been invited to attend the meeting and discuss the proposed CARE office.  Revisions regarding the EdD/PhD also will be discussed

· Student Recruitment and Admission Committee

Yeager reported that this committee met on September 26, 2002.  Yeager stated that they discussed Graduate Admissions procedures.  Kranzler announced that some changes are being considered through the Provost’s office that may effect graduate admissions.  Terzian and Mary Ann Clark will co-chair the Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee to assist with recruitment efforts, student surveys, and orientations for graduate students within the COE, receptions, workshops, and a better interface of graduate coordinators with the students.  This committee will meet again on October 31st.

· Long-Range Planning Committee

Archer stated this committee would meet on November 8th, at 3:30 pm in the Counselor Education Conference Room.

· Ad hoc Committee on Assistant/Associate Dean Review

Townsend, Correa, and Clark will meet with Associate Dean Webb to begin discussions of how the review will be conducted. Townsend will arrange the initial meeting of this committee.

Unfinished Business

1. Filling Vacancies on Operating and Standing Committees

Correa reported that a new member of the Undergraduate Admissions/Petitions has been appointed. As directed by the FPC, Correa consulted with the Elections Committee and it was determined that the runner up for the committee in the Spring election was Dick Renner.  He has agreed to serve on the committee for this year.

It was proposed that this general procedure (consulting spring election results to identify the a runner-up) be used for any future vacancies on elected FPC committees. This would require that the election committee retain the final results of all elections for one year.

Correa stated that Loesch and Gregory have agreed to continue serving on the Elections Committee, and there is a need to identify one new member.  The names of two potential committee members were identified, Ashton and Schwartz.

Correa announced that Phil Clark has agreed to be the Parliamentarian for this year.

2. Update on Graduate Admissions Proposal

Kranzler reported on a recent meeting that addressed graduate admission issues for teachers. The meeting included Kranzler, Emihovich, Colburn, Phillips, and Gerhardt.

The Provost indicated that due to the critical shortage of teachers in the state, the university may be open to alternative admissions criteria for teachers interested in being recertified or obtaining a master’s degree. This is particularly important given that the University is interested in increasing admission standards for the Graduate School and is considering the elimination of postbaccalaureate status.

Sindelar inquired about the postbaccalaureate issues and impact on fifth-year students in Pro-teach. The point was made that these students also help fill the critical shortage of teachers, even more so than teachers who are already teaching and are coming back for Master’s degrees or recertification.

Archer stated there is a statewide shortage for school counselors. Could alternative admission procedures apply to other shortage areas, in addition to teachers?

Kranzler remarked that these issues are not on the agenda yet and that Colburn appears to be focusing only on teachers.

Sindelar inquired about the minimum GRE score for admission.  Kranzler responded that he believed it would be set at 900.

Discussion focused on the need to have the Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee move forward with consideration of the graduate admissions policy for the college. Sindelar stated that this policy focuses on procedures for admissions, while the meeting with Colburn was addressing criteria. It is important that the College provide information and be proactive in making recommendations about any alternative admissions criteria.

Correa suggested that if additional meetings are held on these issues that one or two members of the Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee should attend.

Kranzler will meet with Emihovich this week and discuss the FPCs issues regarding this topic.


1. College of Education Fall Faculty Meeting

Correa announced that the Fall Faculty Meeting would be held in Room 250 on Friday, October 11, from 3 – 5 pm.

Correa has posted the proposed COE Tenure and Promotion procedures on the FPC website.  These guidelines are ready for discussions with faculty and department chairs.

Townsend moved the meeting be adjourned.  Clark seconded the motion.  The Committee voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 3 pm.


1 October, 2002 Dean’s Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

Members present: Dr. Michael Bowie, Dr. Vivian Correa, Dr. Harry Daniels, Dr. James Doud, Ms. Mary Driscoll, Ms. Kay Hughes, Dr. John Kranzler, Dr. David Miller, Dr. Nancy Waldron, Dr. Rodman Webb, Dr. Elizabeth Yeager (for Dr. Dorene Ross)

Committee members reviewed the September 17, 2002 meeting minutes. Dr. Doud made a motion to accept the minutes, and the committee members agreed unanimously on their acceptance.

Dean Webb circulated a brochure from Northern Illinois University for review by committee members. The packet contains articles on College of Education Endeavors at this University. He also circulated materials from the Florida Children’s Forum announcing their 11th Annual Leadership Conference.

Renovation and Construction Issues

Dean Webb discussed several building projects with the DAC.

Terrace Addition

·  Terrace addition is on schedule.

  • Copies of Terrace plans have been distributed to departments for review.
  • Dean’s office renovations are moving ahead and should be finished in December.

Digital Worlds Theater

  • The Norman Gym renovation is on schedule and being completed by the same contractor doing our Terrace Addition work. The Digital World Institute (a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts and the College of Engineering) is building a digital theater and production studio in the gym.

International Media Union

  • Planning committee has worked with faculty and colleges across campus to plan an International Media Union (IMU) in the College.
  • Preliminary plans are complete and collaborating units across the university are reviewing the IMU’s mission, features, and functions.
Discussion Items

Dean Webb brought several issues to the DAC for discussion.

Teacher Quality, Retention, and Recruitment Symposium

The College will sponsor a Teacher Quality, Recruitment, and Retention Conference in January 2003. The symposium will bring together national experts, state policy makers, DOE and school district personnel, and COE faculty and Deans to discuss Florida’s teacher shortage. Invited attendees will review relevant policy research and successful recruitment and retention programs. The symposium will produce a policy document.

Funding for the symposium has been provided by the Provost, Florida Department of Education, and Washington Mutual.


Dean Webb stated that Arthur Levine, President of Teachers College, Columbia University will visit the college and speak to the faculty and students in January at a date to be arranged.

David Figlio of U.F.’s Economics Department will speak to COE faculty and students about his research with Florida teachers. The date for his visit will be announced soon.


In preparation for the upcoming NCATE visit in April 2003, the DAC reviewed the NCATE website. Dr. Webb asked chairs to review their department homepages, update information where necessary, and use the College’s department page template. DAC members reviewed the Colleges International homepage.

The DAC reviewed college’s (and unit’s) conceptual framework and discussed how the framework was developed and is being used in program work.

The NCATE Planning Team has asked the faculty to put their fall course syllabi on-line. Not everyone has completed that work so chairs will encourage faculty to finish that work soon. Spring semester courses will have to go on line in another month.

The NCATE Planning Team will soon ask faculty to put their vita on line. They will supply a template to make that work as painless as possible. Project Coordinators have been completing the NCATE reports and posting them on their program websites. NCATE planning team members will meet with project coordinators to review their work. He acknowledged the significant work program coordinators have already completed and thanked the NCATE planning team for its steadfast efforts.


Ms. Hughes announced that College Career Night will be held on October 10 from 7:00-9:00 in Norman Hall Room 2337. Alumni will return to discuss their endeavors. This event is for undergraduate and graduate students.

Ms. Hughes also announced that the first Fall issue of Ed Times has been distributed. She stated that she would like to use Dean Emihovich’s convocation speech in the next issue as well as Chair’s highlights.

Ms. Hughes thanked the Deans and Dr. Correa for their participation in the Ice Cream Social.

Dr. Correa announced that the Fall Faculty meeting will be held on October 11 from 3:00-5:00 in Norman Hall Room 250. Faculty will discuss the College’s vision.

Meeting adjourned at 10:35.