The Council on Teacher Education met at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 1997, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the MLK Union.
Members present: Dr. Barnhart, Dr. Campanis, Dr. Cosbey, Dr. Greathouse, Dr. Henn, Dean Hitch, Ms. Hooser, Dr. Hussey, Dr. Luft, Dr. McGaughey, Dr. Poulter, Ms. Quast, Mr. Sloan, Ms. Stringer.
Member absent: Dr. Schroeder.
Staff present: Ms. Dolson, Dr. Evans, Ms. Herrington-Perry, Academic Affairs.
Guests present: Mr. D. Bower, Dr. C. Helwig, Dr. K. Shank.
I. Minutes. Dr. Luft moved and Ms. Hooser seconded the motion to approve the Minutes of the September 23, 1997, meeting as published.
1. Dr. Greathouse reported the deadline for applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is October 17, 1997. The Search Committee will meet again after that date.
III. 97-8 Selection Process for Teacher Education. Dr. Kathlene Shank, Chair of the Pre-Clinical Committee, gave a brief overview of the Alternative Proposal Version #2 Revised (10-6-97). Dr. Shank and Mr. Doug Bower, Academic Testing and Assessment, answered questions of the Council. Dr. Barnhart moved and Dr. Cosbey seconded the motion to approve the proposal including the revisions discussed during the meeting. The motion passed with the following vote:
This action approves Alternative Proposal Version #2 Revised (Attachment A, 10-14-97)[web readers--if you would like a copy of Attachment A, please contact Sally Dolson, 581-2121 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org] effective for all students who have not earned "University Approval to Take Teacher Education courses" prior to August 17, 1998.
At the October 28 meeting Dean Hitch will present a proposal detailing the structure of the advisory committee charged to monitor the teacher selection process.
The Council thanked Dr. Shank, the other members of Pre-Clinical Committee, and Mr. Doug Bower for their work on this initiative.
Dr. Barnhart and Dr. Poulter exited the meeting at this point.
IV. 97-10 Proposed Revisions of Catalog Copy Regarding Post-Baccalaureate Students. Dr. Kathlene Shank presented the revised proposal and answered questions of the Council. Dr. Luft moved and Dr. Campanis seconded the motion to approve the revised proposal. The motion passed unanimously.
The action approves the following to become effective Fall 1998:
Post-baccalaureate students seeking a teaching certificate through any of Eastern Illinois University's state approved certification programs are expected to meet the full intent of the respective programs. All previous coursework, either graduate or undergraduate, will be evaluated in terms of current requirements. This will include general education, a major, and the professional education requirements. Post-baccalaureate students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours at EIU prior to student teaching.
Departments may require additional coursework within their major to bring the student's background into compliance with the intent of this institution's state-approved certification program. Departments may also require previous work to be repeated if it is outdated or if the applicant's grade point average is not sufficient for admission to teacher education.
(delete) Individuals who enter the University as post-baccalaureate students must establish a grade point average at Eastern of 2.50 for undergraduate courses and 3.00 for courses numbered 5000 or above in order to be admitted to teacher education.
(add) Individuals who enter the University as post-baccalaureate students must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher education and graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
If the student's undergraduate grade-point average in the area of the approved program he/she wishes to follow was below a 2.50 (on a four point scale), 12 semester hours must be taken in the major to establish a grade-point average in the major of 2.50 or better. (Higher grade point averages may be required by some departments.)
(delete) If the cumulative grade point average was below 2.50 (on a four point scale) a minimum of 12 semester hours applicable toward establishing a grade point average must be completed at Eastern before admission to teacher education.
(add) Post-baccalaureate certification requires a commitment of a minimum of three or more semesters. Professional education coursework and student teaching for some programs are sequenced over four semesters. For most students, the program takes about two years to complete. Not all courses are offered every semester and summer offerings may be limited. In order to be ready to register for classes, a student must have a completed transcript evaluation specifying all courses needed to earn certification. All students must complete General Education, Professional Education, and major department requirements for initial certification. All students considering this program should contact the Office of the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies. There are fees related to this professional certification transcript evaluation process.
(add) Admission to the Graduate School does NOT constitute Admission to Teacher Education. Students should apply for Admission to Teacher Education within the first twenty days of enrollment as a post-baccalaureate student. Application for student teaching placement is a separate process. Please follow the instructions for student teaching placement as outlined in this catalog.
V. 97-9 Student Appeals. SA16: The student withdrew the appeal.
SA17: Dr. Luft moved and Dr. Hussey seconded the motion to add this item to the agenda. This appeal will be presented at the October 28 meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
Sally Dolson, Recording Secretary
Agenda: 97-9 Student Appeals (SA17).