Annual Summary Reports
July 2002/July 2003
Dr. Karen Buchanan serves as
liaison officer for
To fulfill its mission, the university will:
Specific objectives completed during 2002-2003 school year:
Diversity is a key initiative not only in the teacher education department, but also at the institution level as well.
It is extremely important to us at Cascade to prepare teachers that are able to address the federal components of the No Child Left Behind legislation.† One way that we can begin to do this is by helping our students understand who the children are that will be students in their classroom.† This understanding included exploring differing cultural heritages as well as a wide variety of specialties that will be represented in their classrooms.
During the 2002-2003 school year, the teacher education department began the process of collaborating with our educational consortium on the development of a diversity initiative.† This process will continue during the 2003-2004 school year.† We will seek opportunities for students and faculty to explore diversity.
Implemented First MSAT Preparation Workshop
Education faculty and representatives from the Individual Student Development Program (ISDP) participated in PRAXIS workshops with funding provided by OUS System/Holly Zanvilleís office.†
Teacher education department hosted several recruiting sessions throughout the year.
Increased Library Resources
Continue to build print resource for library for use by students.
Specific objectives completed during 2001-2002 school year:
Cascade students complete an Individual Course Assessment upon completion of each course.† The assessment results are reviewed by the Academic Dean and then shared with the instructor.†
Cascadeís Educational Consortium has been involved in the continued development of this initial program.† When the program produces completers, a formal review process will be initiated with graduates.† The Consortium, in collaboration with education faculty, will receive these assessments.† The results will be shared with our parent campus who will collaborate with us as we establish future program goals.
Our parent campus,
Differences in the two
programs are a result of attention to Oregon OAR standards and the preparation
DEVIATIONS FROM APPROVED PROGRAMS
No deviations from approved programs reported for either 2001-2002 or 2002-2003 academic years.
MODIFICATIONS FROM APPROVED PROGRAMS
Cascade has made two modifications to their teacher education program.† This first is the inclusion of a service learning component.† EDUC: 2000 Service Learning required students to perform 15 hours of service learning with children and families in a setting other than a school setting.† The site and service must be pre-approved by the Director of Teacher Education.†
The second addition is a course titled, EDUC 3121 Orientation to Teacher Education.† We have discovered a need for a separate course that helps step students through a number of requirements for admission for our program.† These components were originally included in EDUC 3222 The School in American Culture Ė our basic survey of education course.† However, when transfer students came in with a comparable course, it was difficult to accept the coursework because of our specific orientation components that were included in this course.† By pulling those components out we are able to accept comparable coursework for the survey of education course.
During the 2001-2002 school year, practicum hours assigned to subject area methods courses were combined and given a new name: Instructional Methods Practicum.† This new name better reflects the intent of the practicum experience.
OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS OR COURSES
At this time,
CONSORTIUM REVIEW AND RESPONSE
The Cascade Educational Consortium continues to be a vital contributor to the development for our teacher education program.† A fall and spring meeting were held this year.† The Consortium has played a key role in the process of revising the conceptual framework, the literacy coursework, the assessment plan, and the diversity initiative.
During the 2001-2002 school