NCATE Standard 2 Meeting Minutes
At this meeting, the committee discussed
using data for program improvement, assignments for specific
action plan tasks, and narratives for each of the COEHD
NCATE Standard II
January 10, 2006
The meeting was brought to order by
Chairperson Flo Winstead. Members in attendance were Thomas
Cothern (LPSB), John Trowbridge, Camille Yates, and Cheryl
Non-attendance: Thomas Caffery, Jason
Hancock, Thomas Devaney, Michelle Hall, Dee Jacobsen, and Danny
AGENDA ITEM #1: Ms. Winstead reported that
Danny Acosta, a faculty member in the Math Department, College of
Science and Technology, has joined the committee, although he was
AGENDA ITEM #2: The minutes from the
December meeting were approved.
The committee revisited procedures for formal
complaints. The group learned that procedures are found in the
student handbook. Procedures for requesting changes in grades are
found in the catalogue. It was pointed out that we do not collect
anecdotal data from candidates that is used to assess programs,
although students provide such in SOTs, which are given to
individual course professors/instructors. Dr. Trowbridge noted
that SOTs data are also forwarded to the department head. There
are mechanisms by which candidates can lodge complaints and voice
their concerns. These are usually resolved by individual
professors/instructors, the department head, and/or the dean.
There are student representatives on the dean’s committee that can
speak for candidates in this forum. Ms. Winstead will follow-up
at the DAC for clarifications of “formal complaints” and
summarization of resolutions.
Ms. Winstead and Dr. Yates are also members
of the portfolio committee, which will facilitate communication
and sharing of information between that committee and ours.
AGENDA ITEM #3: Review Action Plan
Ms. Winstead reviewed the Action Plan with
Action Plan Item #5:
PASS-PORT—When students apply for the current graduate program,
they are required to complete the four M-PEC questionnaires. It
is expected that students will do the same in the redesigned grad
program slated to begin in June 2006.
Ms. Winstead reported that she will present
information on the assessment system (request for information –
formal complaint procedures) at the January 18 DAC (Dean’s
Administrative Council) meeting.
Action Plan Item #3: Change
“gate” to “portal.”
Action Plan Item #2: Use of
Data—Dr. Trowbridge asked for a list of all assessments from Ms.
Winstead. He drafted a form of assessments, noting what they are,
who administers them, who sees them, and what actions are taken
and by whom. (Attachment) An area to be addressed is what
actions are taken by the person who sees the assessment reports.
A myriad of reports can be generated through PASS-PORT. Others are
available through the Office of Institutional Research.
AGENDA ITEM #4:
Action Plan Item #1: The
committee will write a narrative to clearly describe the
Assessment System by the February meeting.
- Assessment System: The assessment will be
divided into program sections. We can combine initial
preparation undergraduate and graduate (MAT) programs in the
report. We need to include the recently update COEHD Conceptual
Framework. The committee noted that the key assessments used to
monitor candidate performance are identified in the chart. The
chart noting assessments to be completed in each portal can be
translated to a narrative.
- Data Collection, Analysis, & Evaluation:
We need to show how the electronic system is used. We need to
pull out sections in the main chart to include in various
sections of the report in this section of the report.
- Use of Data for Program Improvement: Dr.
Trowbridge suggested looking at the rubric guidelines
(Unacceptable, Acceptable, Target), because we also need to
identify improvements in regard to the unit, faculty
performance, candidate achievement, etc. Dr. Trowbridge will
continue to work on this.
NOTE: On February,
1, 2007, the SPA reports are due.
* Dr. Devaney and
Dr. Jason Hancock will work on the assessment system narrative for
Ed. Leadership, including procedures for data collection and
* Ms. Winstead
will develop a flowchart of procedures.
* Tommy Cothern (LPSB)
will facilitate Employer/Employee Follow-up collection of data
with Livingston Parish teacher and principal surveys near the end
of the semester.
* Dr. Yates will
draft information on the initial undergrad and grad (MAT)
* In the
narrative, we do not need to address a strategic plan, as in 1999
the COEHD Strategic Plan for 2006 Report was set forth. Ms.
Winstead has a copy of this report, and it is available on the
NCATE Exhibit Room (website). We need to show what was and what
was not achieved. Dr. Edwards will draft a response on this.
The next meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 2:00-4:00, TEC #2013.