Partners in Preparation: Collaboratively Developing Educational Practitioners and Leaders to Work Effectively in a Diverse Society
The college of Education recognizes the important relationship between broad participative governance in preparing teacher candidates, teachers who are continuing their professional development and other professional roles in schools such as principals, school psychologists, counselors, speech-language pathologists, and physical educational specialists. Shared governance at is a dynamic set of processes, which provide a critical foundation that actively supports the Colleges goal of working collectively to identify common goals, developing strategies for attaining those goals, and jointly resolving problems that arise in the process. Council provides advice, direction, and perspective to the college of education administrative leadership about issues, policies, and procedures that impact the direction and quality of the Colleges instruction, research/creative activity, and service programs.
College of Education Shared Governance is based on the core values of
- Informed and inclusive decision-making
- Transparency and clarity of operations and decision-making
- Open lines of communication between and among all components and members of the College of Education community
- Mutual respect and trust