ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC) / Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) /

Early Adolescence-Adolescence (EA-A) / Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A)

College of Liberal Studies

 

 

March 28, 2006

Program Director Response to the APR Report

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

In light of these concerns and the self-study report, the APR Committee makes the following recommendations:

 

·      Hire a permanent Director of Teacher Education.

 

The SOE Director Search and Screen Committee members forwarded a “Recommend to Hire” list to Dean Mason on March 23, 2006.

 

·      Pursue new faculty positions, especially in Science Education, Reading/Literacy Education, Educational Foundations, Early Childhood Education, and Masters of Education-Professional Development Director.

 

As of 3/28/06 the science position has been filled, the ECE position has a recommendation to hire given to the dean, and the foundations and literacy searches are bringing people to campus.

 

·      Focus on completing the process of reorganization and Middle Level/Secondary Program reform that is outlined in the “Working Draft - 10/28/04” document within the EC-MC/MC-EA and EA-A/EC-A self-study.

 

This process is continuing.

 

·      Work with the Faculty Senate Office to locate previous Academic Program Review documentation.  The data included in these documents may be useful in future planning initiatives.

 

·      Continue to seek UW-L research and faculty development funding, UW System grants, and external funding.

 

·      Implement a plan for unit-wide evaluation of all field experiences.

 

Completed.

 

·      Implement the self-assessment rubric for oral language and writing.

 

Completed.

 

·      Implement a formalized system for peer review of teaching.

 

·      Begin collecting data from alumni surveys and employer surveys.

 

In process.