Northern Illinois University

NCATE/ISBE Accreditation

Standard 5  Faculty Qualifications, Performance, and Development

 

NEW or UPDATED

 

1. Qualifications of field supervisors and cooperating teachers 

          College of Education

              Administrative (Chief School Business Official, Principal, Superintendent) - Internship supervisors must hold type 75 certification with an endorsement at the level they are supervising and be employed full-time in a position requiring that certification.

              Counseling

              ETRA (Instructional Technology, Library, Technology Specialist)

              LEPF (Chief School Business Official, Principal, Superintendent)

              Physical Education - Supervisors of clincials or student teaching must have teaching experience and all are certified teachers. Cooperating teachers should be certified, tenured (unless district overrides this), hold a master's degree or show progress toward a master's degree.

              TLRN (Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Special Ed - LBSI and Vision)

                   school faculty example

                   supervisors example

 

           College of Health and Human Sciences

               Summary of policies regarding qualifications

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

              Selection of cooperating teachers: general guidelines provided but left up to discretion of school administrator (see letter to administrator)

              Qualifications of University (Field) Supervisors:

              English (McCann, McFarland-Wilson, Henderson, Levin)

              Foreign Languages (summary of qualifications)

              History and Social Sciences (summary of qualifications of university supervisors)

              Mathematics

              Sciences

                  University (Field) Supervisors: summary of qualifications, vitae: Kitts, Miller, Windelborn

                  Description of Biology University Supervisor position

              School Psychology

 

          College of Visual and Performing Arts

                Cooperating Teachers

                Contemporary Experience of University Faculty

                Vitae of Faculty in Art Education

                Vitae of Faculty in Music Education

 

3. Samples of faculty scholarly activities

    See column F in faculty information table and off-campus faculty information table

    Note: The first faculty information table contains information on all on-campus faculty (some of whom also teach off-campus) whereas the off-campus faculty information table contains information on faculty who teach one or more off-campus classes to the off-campus cohorts. Most in the latter group also teach courses on-campus, while a few are adjuncts who teach only off-campus.

 

4. Service and collaborative activities engaged in by faculty with the professional community (eg. grants, evaluations, task force participation, provision of professional development, offering courses, etc.)

    See column G (and some in column F) in faculty information table and off-campus faculty information table

    Note: The first faculty information table contains information on all on-campus faculty (some of whom also teach off-campus) whereas the off-campus faculty information table contains information on faculty who teach one or more off-campus classes to the off-campus cohorts. Most in the latter group also teach courses on-campus, while a few are adjuncts who teach only off-campus.

 

6. Samples of forms used in faculty and course evaluation  (these are additional forms not included in list for #6 originally, see #6 below)

          English undergraduate, graduate

          Family and Consumer Sciences

          Foreign Languages

          Geology (Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science)

          History

          Health

          Math faculty evaluation form, faculty service report

          Music

          Speech Language Pathology

 

7. Expenditures on professional development activities

         College of Education: $141,239

         College of Engineering and Engineering Technologies: $10,000

         College of Health and Human Sciences: $6,153

         College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: $25,500

         College of Visual and Performing Arts: $8,000-12,000

         (For more information, see complete budget information under Standard 6)

   

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED

 

1. Licensure information on school faculty (eg. cooperating teachers, internship supervisors)

 

        Mathematics: All cooperating teachers are tenured, certified mathematics teachers.

        School Psychology

 

 

2. Summary of instructional strategies, including the use of technology, used by faculty

(See also our page on technology)

 

     College of Education

        David W. Raymond Grant for the Use of Technology in Teaching 

        Integrating Technology Assessment and Action Research :  The goal of the project is to prepare preservice teachers to effectively use advanced technologies for instruction, the creation, analysis and interpretation of assessment data, action research, and instructional decision-making for improvement of student achievement. Our consortium includes the Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois Uinversity and five school districts including one large urban district, Elgin,and four smaller districts, Geneva, Harlem, DeKalb, and Hononegah.

         REAL On-Line ModulesProfessional development technology-based teaching opportunities for COE faculty with pre-service teachers via eight functioning on-line e-learning modules.

        Other teaching strategies supported with technology

 

        CAHE Department

            Summary of teaching techniques used by department faculty

            Example of teaching techniques used by Dr. Pender

 

        ETRA Department

            Dr. Butler

            Dr. Robinson

            Dr. Smaldino

            Dr. Walker

 

        KNPE Department

 

        LEPF Department

            Dr. Kiracofe

            Dr. Schmidt

            Dr. Shernoff

            Dr. Shumow

            Dr. Wasonga

 

        LTCY Department

            ESL Bilingual

            Reading

            Dr. Koss

            Dr. Werderich

 

        TLRN Department

             Curriculum and Instruction

             Early Childhood Education

             Elementary Education

             Special Education (LBSI) and Vision

 

    College of Health and Human Sciences

        Early Childhood Education (FCNS)  example 1, example 2

      

        Family and Consumer Sciences

 

        Health Education

 

        Speech-Language Pathology

 

 

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

         Mathematics:  All instructors use inquiry based instruction, Blackboard technology, Smart classroom technology, Elmo document cameras, calculators, electronic resources, and manipulative materials.

        History and Social Sciences:  Please see syllabi (on the General Background and Conceptual Framework page), especially for HIST 496 and HIST 400 for examples of course instructional strategies as well as use of technology. Our entire portfolio program is technology-housed (Microsoft SharePoint) and our faculty use the same technology for grading, evaluation, and feedback.   

        School Psychology

       

 

3. Samples of faculty scholarly activities

          See SPA reports

 

 

4. Service and collaborative activities engaged in by faculty with the professional community (eg. grants, evaluations, task force participation, provision of professional development, offering courses, etc.)

 

          College of Education

              Public Service

              Professional Service

              Grant Activities

 

          Center for P-20 Engagement

                    Education Partnerships by Academic Subject

                    Education Partnerships by Grade Level

                    Education Partnerships by Location

                    Presentations, Publications and Research

                    P-20 Engagement Expo poster sessions

                    Programs and Services Provided

                    Strategic Plan Projects

          NIU Collaborative on Early Adolescence

 

          Program-specific

              Health

              School Psychology

              Speech-Language Pathology

          Also see SPA reports

         Also see records of completed Contemporary Professional Experience forms maintained in each college

 

 

5. Promotion and tenure policies and procedures

 

          College of Education

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Policies, Procedures and Criteria and Materials & Instructions

              History

              Mathematics

              School Psychology

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)

              School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD)

              School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS)

              School of Nursing and Health Studies (NUHS)

 

 

6. Samples of forms used in faculty evaluation

 

          College of Education

              Information about move to Digital Measures Course Evaluation

              General Faculty Evaluation

              General Faculty Service Report

              CAHE (Counseling) - instructor evaluation, student feedback form, faculty observation form

              ETRA (Instructional Technology, Library, Technology Specialist) - instructor evaluation, faculty evaluation

              KNPE (Physical Education) - faculty evaluation

              LEPF (Chief School Business Official, Principal, Superintendent) - course/instructor evaluation

              LTCY (ESL Bilingual, Reading) - student evaluation of teaching

              TLRN (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education LBSI, Vision) - guidelines for observations of teaching

 

          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Service Report and Evaluation Forms

              History:  The history department does not have any standardized forms. Evaluation is done by peer review from senior faculty and/or department administration. 

              Mathematics:  Faculty Evaluation Form, Faculty Service Report (they do not have individual course evaluation forms)

              School Psychology

 

        College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)

              School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD)

              School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS)

                  Student evaluation of faculty teaching effectiveness for all FCNS courses

                  Student evaluation of Coordinators of Internships and Practica (Student Teaching): page 1, page 2

              School of Nursing and Health Studies (NUHS): Public Health and Health Education Student Evaluation of  Faculty Teaching Effectiveness

 

 

7. Opportunities for professional development activities provided by the unit

   

          College of Education

              Professional Development Activities

              Professional Development Opportunities Information

              Project Success (professional development for university faculty, P-12 faculty and candidates)

              Early Childhood Education example

              ESL Bilingual example

              Physical Education example

              Administrator programs example

              Reading example

 

          College of Health and Human Sciences

 

        University-wide Opportunities and Support

          Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

          Support for Professional Travel

          Sabbaticals