COE Faculty Governance
The faculty of the College of Education (COE) 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.
Faculty Governance Council
Composition of the Council
The Governance Council is comprised of 2 representatives from each department.
The 2022–23 Faculty Governance Council Members include:
- Dr. Cliff Chestnutt, Early Childhood through Secondary Education
- Dr. Andrea Crenshaw, Early Childhood through Secondary Education
- Dr. Ashlee Davis, Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education
- Dr. Phillip Grant, Leadership, Research, and School Improvement
- Dr. Robert Griffin, Literacy and Special Education
- Dr. Kim Huett, Educational Technology and Foundations
- Dr. Morgan Jenkins, Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology
- Ms. Lauren Johnson, Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education
- Dr. Laurie Kimbrel, Leadership, Research, and School Improvement
- Dr. Dena Kniess, Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology
- Dr. Tami Ogletree, Literacy and Special Education
- Dr. Jessica Thompson, Educational Technology and Foundations
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.