EPC committees

EPC committees make recommendations to the Dean of EPC.  The Dean of EPC may choose to bring these recommendations to SoEL team for vetting/discussion on a case by case basis. Final reports from EPC committees and Task Forces are due to the Dean on May 1 each academic year, and should include responses to charges to the committee, formal recommendations for consideration by the Dean, and an accounting of activities for the year.

2017-18 EPC Committees:

Teacher Candidate Progress Review (TCPR)

Purpose:

The Teacher Candidate Progress Review (TCPR) Committee is charged with overseeing the development and assessment of knowledge, skills, and dispositions among teacher candidates as assessed by the multiple measures of the established teacher education assessment system. Academic and non-academic misconduct (plagiarism, cheating, etc.) are referred directly to the Office of Student Life as outlined in the university's student handbook

2017-18 Membership

Member Affiliation (Program/Department)
Linda Dickmeyer, Chair Interim Associate Dean, EPC
Matthew Chedister Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)/Math
Ashley Cree

EPC Academic Services Coordinator

Gail McCormick

School Health Education (SHE)/HEHP

Joci Newton

School Psychology (SPY)/PSY

Dawn Rouse

Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC)/DES

Deb Sazama

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)/ESS

Carol Zehms

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) & Special Education (SPE)/DES

Materials

Meeting dates
Agendas
Minutes
Actions 

EPC Eagle Alert Task Force

Purpose:

Oversees policies and practices and makes recommendations regarding use of the Eagle Alert System within the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. 

2017-18 Membership

Member Affiliation (Program/Department)
Yuko Iwai, Chair Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA)/DES
Barb Gander Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC)/DES
Dan Hyson School Psychology (SPY)/Psychology
David Liss Secondary Teacher Education Preparation(STEP)/Math
Jenni McCool Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC)/Math
Leslie Rogers MC-EA and Special Education (SPE)/DES

Materials

Meeting dates:  9.8.17;  9.29.17;  10.13.17;  11.10.17;  12.8.17
Agendas: 9.8.17;  9.29.1710.13.17;  11.10.17;  12.8.17
Minutes: 9.8.17;  9.29.17;  10.13.17;  11.10.17;  12.8.17
Actions

Charges

EPC Equity Commitee

Purpose:

Makes recommendations to address barriers related to policy, cultural climate, and structure within the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education; builds on the UWL Strategic Plan action steps to articulate EPC specific goals.

2017-18 Membership

Member Affiliation (Program/Department)
Roi Kawai, Chair Foundations, Campus Climate Faculty Fellow/DES
Scott Baker Foundations/DES
Jim Carlson Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP) &
Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A)/DES
Jennifer Docktor Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)/Physics
Pat Markos Professional Studies in Education (IPSE)
Ken Shonk Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)/History

Materials

Meeting dates: 9.29.17;  10.19.17;  10.30.17;  11.13.17
Agendas: 9.29.1710.19.1710.30.1711.13.17
Minutes: 9.29.1710.19.1710.30.1711.13.17
Actions 

Charges

EPC Strategic Plan Alignment Committee

Purpose:

Identify and make recommendations on EPC initiatives and activities that align with the UWL Strategic Plan

2017-18 Membership

Members Affiliation (Program/Department)
Jennifer Kosiak, Chair Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)/Math
Ann Epstein Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC)/DES
Bill Gillespie Professional Studies in Education (IPSE)
Heather Linville Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A) & TESOL/DES
Megan Litster Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)/Biology

Materials

Meeting dates: 9.21.17;  10.5.17;  10.12.17;  10.26.17
Agendas: 9.21.1710.5.17;  10.12.17;  10.26.17
Minutes: 9.21.17;  10.5.17;  10.12.17;  10.26.17
Actions 

Charges

Field and Student Teaching Experience Outcome Committee

Purpose:

Align expectations, activities, outcomes for Field and Student Teaching Experiences across all School of Education programs; develop recommendations for field experience policies and practices across SoE. 

2017-18 Membership

Members Affiliation (Program/Department)
Heidi Masters, Chair Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC/Field 2)/DES
Alyssa Boardman Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC/Field 1)/DES
Matt Chedister Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP, Field 2)/Math
Cindy Duley Office of Field Experience/EPC
Tom Jesse Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP, Field 2)/English
Zach Beddoes Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)/ESS
Joyce Shanks Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA/Field 2)/DES

Materials

Meeting dates and agendas:  9.22.1710.13.17
Minutes:  9.22.17
Actions 

Charges 

EPC Technology Commitee

Purpose:

Support faculty and staff in implementing best practices in educational technology.

2017-18 Membership

Members Affiliation (Program/Department)
Lema Kabashi, Chair Special Education (SPE)/DES
Josh Hertel Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)/Math
Claire Mitchell Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A)-Spanish/GCL
Lori Reichel School Health Education (SHE)/HEHP
Gary Willhite Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A) & Professional Studies in Education/DES & IPSE

Materials

Meeting dates: 10.12.17;  11.9.17;  1.16.18
Agendas: 10.12.1711.9.17;  1.16.18
Minutes: 10.12.1711.9.17;  1.16.18
Actions 

Charges

EPC PRT Task Force

Purpose: 

Support SoE-affiliated faculty and staff in promotion, tenure, and retention reviews.

2017-18 Membership

Members Affiliation (Program/Department)
Linda Dickmeyer Interim Associate Dean/EPC
Ann Epstein Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC)/DES
Jennifer Kosiak Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)/Math
Heather Linville Early Childhood-Adolesence (EC-A) & TESOL/DES
Jenni McCool Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC)/Math
Lori Reichel School Health Education (SHE)/HEHP

Materials

Meeting dates: 9.22.17;  10.6.17;  10.13.17;  10.27.17;  11.17.17
Agendas: 9.22.1710.6.1710.13.1710.27.17;  11.17.17
Minutes: 9.22.1710.6.1710.13.17;  10.27.17;  11.17.17
Actions 

 

Charges 

Archived Materials

2016-17 EPC Committees

Teacher Candidate Progress Review

Membership

Carol Zehms (Angell)  - DES

Matt Chedister - STEP

Gail McCormick - SHE

Dawn Rouse - DES

Joci Newton - SPY

Amy Tischler - PETE

Eagle Alert Task Force

Membership

Leslie Rogers*, Chair - SPE/DES

Joyce Shanks - MCEA/DES

Dave Liss - STEP/Math

Jenni McCool - MCEA/Math

Dan Hyson - SPY

 

Charges

Minutes, Documents, and Recommendations

Sumary of Activities:

The Eagle Alert Task Force met several times during the academic year to address the charges. Activities included meetings with Shari Schoohs (UWL Academic Advisor and Eagle Alert Coordinator), analysis of Eagle Alert data from the last three semesters, and facilitation of a discussion at an SoE Meeting. They included a summary report on the activities (see Eagle Alert Task Force Summary Report).

The Task Force recommends that someone from SoE be identified who will continue to meet periodically with the UWL Eagle Alert Coordinator.  

 

Equity Committee

Membership

Ken Shonk*, co-Chair -
STEP/History

Scott Baker*, co-Chair -
Foundations/DES

Roi Kawai - 
Foundations/DES

Bethany Brent -
Multicultural Recruiter/Advisor EPC

Claire Mitchell -
EC-A/Spanish (MLG)

Amy Tischler -
PETE/HEHP

Ann Yehle -
MC-EA/DES

Marcie Wycoff-Horn - 
Dean, EPC

Pat Markos -
IPSE

Charges

Minutes, Documents, and Recommendations

Summary of Activities:

The Equity Committee met several times during the Spring semester. Discussion focused on the nature and direction of the group. Major questions included: How do we address a perceived lack of diversity and opportunity for students and faculty of color? Does the fundamental structure of SoE curricula make it difficult for students who lack privilege (socio-economic, racial) to succeed? How can SoE lead the way in the university's initiatives regarding equity and accessibility?

Tentative plans were made to offer financial support/incentive for students and faculty to present papers and organize panels for Equity Day. Further, we discussed the possibility of including instructional rounds, curricular mapping, and class visitations amongst SOE and SOE-affiliated faculty.

Technology Committee

Membership

Josh Hertel*, Chair - STEP/Math

Lema Kabashi - Special Education/DES

Josh Miller - Foundations/DES

Jude Harrington - MC-EA/DES

Charges

Minutes, Documents, and Recommendations

Summary of Activities:

The committee created an initial draft of the technology curriculum map that addresses the first charge. Building on the work done by DES, the committee created a map that provides a visual overview of each program (See SoE Technology Curriculum Map).

The committee recommends that the 2017-18 Technology Committee focus on drafting SoE technology standards.

edTPA Retake Committee

Membership

Rick Stewart*, Chair - EPC

Alyssa Boardman - EC-MC/DES Ann Epstein - EC-MC/DES

Jennifer Kosiak - STEP/Math

Barb Gander - EC-MC/DES Lori Reichel - SHE/HEHP

Charges

Minutes, Documents, and Reccomendations

Summary of Activities:

The committee completed the first charge (Monitor and evaluate edTPA process during 2016-17, outline further steps) and second charge (draft policy for potential edTPA appeals). The process was refined in several ways and the documents needed to guide candidates and faculty were edited and rewritten. The appeals policy was written and revised several times. In addition, the committee decided to create two additional documents to guide faculty and candidates (edTPA Appeal For Exception). The third charge (facilitate an EPC meeting and share information) was not completed due to scheduling but could be done in the upcoming year.

The committee recommends that the final documents, procedures, and results be presented to all SoE faculty, either at an SoE monthly meeting or at the Data Retreat. The committee members will regroup unofficially after the Fall 2017 edTPA results are received to guide the procedure for any candidates and faculty that will be involved in retakes. The edTPA Coordinator should keep notes and continue faculty discussion for at least one more year to fine tune the process if necessary. The task force has accomplished its purpose and recommended that the committee be suspended.

Field Experience Task Force

Membership

Ann Yehle*, Chair - MC-EA/DES

Cindy Duley - Field Office/EPC

Deb Sazama - PETE/ESS

Heidi Masters - EC-MC/DES

Jen Docktor - STEP/Physics

Lindsey Butts - Field Office/EPC

Jim Carlson - STEP & EC-A/DES

 

 

Charges

Minutes, Committee Documents, and Recommendations

Summary of Activities:

Members of the Field Experience Task Force met seven times during the academic year. Outside of these formal meetings, members of the Field Experience Task Force reviewed professional literature related to our charge, reached out to others colleagues, and engaged in collaboration via the use of Google documents and OneNote Online. The Field Experience Task Force also reviewed recommendations from 2015-16 and from the transition team documents. The task force developed a list of questions and concerns related to these documents. The chair included a summary report on the activities (see Field Experience Task Force 2016-17 Year End Summary).

SoE Recruitment, Retention and Marketing

Membership

Matt Chedister*, Chair - STEP/Math

Cindy George - IPSE

Ashley Cree - EPC

Dawn Rouse - EC-MC/DES

Tammy Fischer - EC-A/Music

Bethany Brent, consultant - EPC

Charges

Minutes, Committee Documents, and Recommendations

Summary of Activities:

The Committee completed the first charge (develop information/materials for use at Campus Close Up days). As a result, campus close up has been improved to better meet the needs of the students. Primary changes were the development of breakout sessions by major/age level desired to teach, better handouts and materials, and the inclusion of student speakers who were able to address some questions better than faculty members. The committee recommended that these should be reviewed/updated from time to time, and that the second charge (facilitating a recruitment retreat/workshop) be continued in the fall.