Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

465 Commercial Street NE

Salem OR  97301


May 16-17, 2002




Northwest Christian College Site Visit Report






The Executive Director recommends adoption of the following resolution:


RESOLVED, that the Commission accept the on-site approval visit report as submitted by the TSPC on-site review team and extend approval for the Northwest Christian College Initial Teacher License and Initial School Counselor License Programs through August 31, 2006.


RESOLVED FURTHER, that the institution shall show progress in correcting conditions that the team noted in the report.


RESOLVED FURTHER, that the approval beyond August 31, 2006 shall be contingent upon favorable Commission action on the annual reports as required by the standards, an on-site evaluation of the administrator program during the 2005-2006 academic year applying Commission standards and procedures and the recommendation of the Executive Director to the Commission.



On March 18-20, 2002, TSPC conducted an on-site approval visit on the Northwest Christian College campus in Eugene, Oregon.  Members of the team were Rich Biffle, Anne Jones, Margi Macy, Chuck White and Linda Samek.  Exhibits were delivered to the TSPC office for analysis prior to the visit, along with a presentation and discussion with the teacher preparation faculty.


The team found that Northwest Christian College is in substantial compliance with the standards.  The standards found to be Unmet were 584-017-0057, 584-017-0182, and 584-017-0462.  All three standards are related to internship policies.  The unit has not arranged any internships to date in either the teacher or school counselor preparation programs, but the team felt policies outlining their procedures should be in place before the first request arises. The unit has been asked to provide evidence of progress in correcting these conditions in the 2002 TSPC annual report.