The faculty of the College of Education affirms the principle of shared governance and recognizes the responsibility of the faculty and administration to govern the internal affairs of the College.
As such, the faculty of the College shall have the right and responsibility to take action in matters relating primarily to the initial operation of the College. The Faculty Governance Council is the official body designated to bring governance issues to the Faculty Assembly and to make recommendations to the Dean about the structure, function, and regulation of the College of Education.
Composition of the Faculty Governance Council
The Governance Council is comprised of 2 representatives from each department.
The 2020–21 Faculty Governance Council Members include:
- Dr. Logan Arrington, Co-Chair, Educational Technology and Foundations
- Dr. Cliff Chestnutt, Early Childhood through Secondary Education
- Dr. Phillip Grant, Recording Secretary, Leadership, Research, and School Improvement
- Dr. Robert Griffin, Committee Coordinator, Literacy and Special Education
- Dr. Brent Heidorn, Associate Dean, Dean’s Office Representative
- Dr. Kim Huett, Educational Technology and Foundations
- Dr. Tommy Jackson, Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology
- Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Pope, Co-Chair, Leadership, Research, and School Improvement
- Dr. Andrea Smith, Early Childhood through Secondary Education
- Dr. Bethany Scullin, Vice-Chair, Literacy and Special Education
- Ms. Bridgette Stewart, Sports Management, Wellness, and Physical Education
- Dr. Peter Stoepker, Sports Management, Wellness, and Physical Education
- Dr. Julie Whisenhunt, Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology
Charges of the Council
The Faculty Governance Council is charged with the following:
- Recommend on curricular matters, policies on academic freedom, and responsibility of faculty; monitor and report on faculty culture and climate issues; make recommendations to the dean about the need for ad hoc committees;
- Recommend policies and procedures that pertain to the functioning of the College (academic, non-academic, administrative, non-administrative) to the dean;
- Provide support for all College accreditation needs to the Dean’s office;
- Act as an advocate for the faculty in all College matters under deliberation;
- Conduct annual review of College Committees.