COMMITTEE ON INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Minutes of the January 16, 2004, Meeting
(Approved)

Voting Members Present:  G. Baker, K. Carrier, K. Cole, S. Conklin, J. Cooke-Plagwitz and for M. Morris, G. Cosenza, M. Dunn, C. Fox, L. Hilgenbrinck, E. Hines, G. Logan and for J.D. Bowers, M. Mazzola, B. Montgomery, J. Rique, N. Stahl, S. Wyland for T. VanLaarhoven, D. Walker, A. Windelborn

Voting Members Absent:  P. Ervin, M. Fischer, K. Freedman, T. Heinze, M.B. Henning, L. Johannessen, J. Miller,

Ex Officio Members Present:  A. Buehler, M. Gillis, D. Jackman, H. Kafer, J. Cox-Henderson for F. Kitterle, C. Montgomery, E. Seaver, C. Sorensen, S. Warber

Ex Officio Members Absent:  S. Richmond

Student Representatives Present:

Visitors:  P. Bauer, M. Myles, S. Schwartz, B. Smith,

The meeting was called to order by S. Conklin, Chair, at 1:05 PM.

I.      Motion by G. Cosenza to approve the Agenda. Motion seconded by A. Windelborn.
        Motion passed

        Minutes of the November 14, 2003, meeting:  S. Conklin announced for the record that the CITC  Minutes from the November meeting had been routed by
        e-mail to members.  Members voted  to approve the Minutes of 11-14-03 as circulated.

II.     Reports from Committees:
        A.     Executive Committee:
                1.     E. Seaver - no report at this time
                2.     A. Buehler reported on the Spring 2004 Student Teacher Orientation Meeting, held 1/9/04.  Approximately 525 students were in attendance and
                        the program, particularly the panel on classroom management, was well received according to the assessment sheets compiled.  These assessment
                        results have been distributed to the deans and programs.  He also reported that the National Evaluation Systems is seeking to field test a number of
                        content-area tests at various sites throughout the state during the week of March 29th and he asked for a volunteer to act as site coordinator and
                        contact person for NES.  A. Windelborn will take on this responsibility.

        B.    Curriculum Committee:  B. Montgomery announced that the Summary of Action from the Curriculum Sub-committee Meeting #3, November 19, 2003,
                has been amended.   1.)  Under Item II, New Business, Section A, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Meeting #4, 10-8-03, Department of Foreign
                Languages & Literature, the Summary stated that the sub-committee had passed a motion to approve the department’s proposal with the exception that
                the addition of FLMT 490 (Methodologies for the Elementary School Foreign Language Classroom) to the approved certification program would be
                tabled until the course syllabus was provided. This syllabus has now been routed to the sub-committee, and a motion was passed to approve FLMT
                490.  2.) Under Item II, New Business, Section B, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Meeting #5, 10-22-03, Department of Physics, The Summary
                stated that “no action was required”.  The Summary will be amended to show that this proposal was withdrawn by the Department of Physics.  Motion
                by B Montgomery to accept the Summary of Action as amended.  Motion seconded by C.  Fox.  Motion passed.

        C.    Research and Assessment:
                K. Carrier reported that the committee reviewed the Special Education Program Assessment program, which brought up several issues regarding
                cross-department course information, common elements from programs for unit assessment plan, the need for more members on this sub-committee to
                review all programs for the next ISBE/NCATE review and to provide programs with a list of specific needs for the unit plan.

        D.   Committee on Policy and Procedures:  A. Windelborn - no report
 
        E.     External Communications:  no report

        F.     Ad Hoc Committees:

                1.     Portfolio/Technology Committee
                        A. Buehler reported that an issue central to committee discussions has been this question:  Is a common electronic portfolio platform necessary for
                        all certification programs or can programs use electronic platforms of choice with the requirement they report data the unit requires, in some
                        common format.  G. Baker has presented Share Point to the four deans and E. Seaver.  We will be having a Live Text presentation on 1/29/04 and
                        H. Kafer suggested we have someone from ISU who has been using Live Text advise us of their experience with that platform.

                2.     Endorsements & Transcript Evaluation Committee:  no report

III.   Springfield Report
        C. Sorensen reported on the following items, from Governor Blagojevich’s “State of the State  Address” which may affect teacher education:

IV.   Old Business:  none

V.    New Business
        A.     New Catalog Language:
                A. Buehler presented new catalog language contained in a hand-out at this meeting.  Following discussion, motion by B. Montgomery to substitute the
                word “Below” for the word “Following” in the second paragraph of the hand-out and to add the following sentence as the fifth paragraph in the catalog
                copy:  “Successful completion of the Illinois Certification System Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test is not a requirement for graduation, but
                it is a requirement for teacher certification in Illinois.”  Motion seconded by C. Fox.  Motion passed.

        B.     Electronic Entitlement System:
                S. Warber reported that the Office of Registration & Records has begun using the TCIS electronic system to transmit initial certification information to
                the ISBE.  They plan to phase in electronic notification for the advance certification programs within one year.  The ISBE has plans to have the on-line
                application for certification (OTIS system) available for candidates soon.  Candidates will be able to apply for their certificates on-line.  R & R is also
                planning on being able to issue certificates by the end of the year. They do not anticipate having electronic endorsement application and issuance
                available at this time because of the evaluation component required.  S. Conklin asked if this electronic system is “more” work or “less” work for R&R
                and S. Warber explained that this is a collaborative effort between R&R and UOTC at this time and it is too early for a definitive answer.

VI.   Announcements
        A.     CITC Meeting, February 20, 2004, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, HSC, Illinois Room
        B.      AACTE, Annual Meeting & Exhibits, February 7-10, 2004, Hilton Hotel, Chicago

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 PM.
 
 

Minutes recorded by Elizabeth Cummings.