COMMITTEE ON INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Minutes of the April 30, 2004, Meeting
(Approved)

Voting Members Present: J.D. Bowers, K. Carrier, K. Cole, S. Conklin, G. Cosenza, M. Dunn, P. Ervin, C. Fox, T. Heinze, M.B. Henning, L. Hilgenbrinck, E. Hines, M. Mazzola, J. Miller, B. Montgomery,
P. Nelson, T. VanLaarhoven, D. Walker, A. Windelborn

Voting Members Absent: G. Baker, J. Cooke-Plagwitz, M. Fischer, K. Freedman, L. Johannessen,
G. Logan, M. Morris, J. Rique, N. Stahl

Ex Officio Members Present: A. Buehler, D. Jackman, C. Montgomery, S. Richmond, E. Seaver,
C. Sorensen, S. Warber

Ex Officio Members Absent: M. Gillis, H. Kafer, F. Kitterle,

Student Representatives Present:

Visitors: C. Lubbers, M. Myles, J. Pokorny, S. Schwartz


The meeting was called to order by S. Conklin, Chair, at 1:10 PM.

  1. Motion by P. Ervin to approve the Agenda as amended to include Item IV. Old Business, D. College of H&HS representation on CITC. Motion seconded by C. Montgomery. Motion passed.
  2. Motion by P. Ervin to approve the April 9, 2004, meeting minutes as submitted. Motion seconded by E. Hines. Motion passed.
  3. Reports from Committees:

    A. Executive Committee:
    E. Seaver reported that the Unit Assessment Committee will be presenting a series of items in the fall in regard to the program reports required for standards assessment, including diversity. The goal from the last ISBE/NCATE Reaccreditation process was that 100% of our candidates would have a clinical experience with a diverse population. In the past we have been looking at the settings, but not at the diversity within the settings. We will now be looking for ways to report the diversity in one or more of the four categories and to anticipate what will be requested from the programs.

    Following is a summary of the report presented by A. Buehler on his NCATE training workshops in Washington, D.C.:
    Reporting on NCATE training, Al Buehler noted the importance of the Conceptual Framework to all six NCATE unit standards and identified the five structural elements that the document must contain.
    The Unit Assessment System, NCATE Standard 2 requires in part, that all evaluation instruments across the unit’s programs should reflect the standards and show they are measuring the desired candidate qualities as expressed in the Conceptual Framework. The purpose of assessment is to use aggregated data to improve programs. Also, the Unit database should contain information for Title II, state, institution, and annual NCATE reports.
    The key goal of NCATE examiners regarding diversity will be to find evidence that candidates can effectively teach to all students. Diversity evidence includes data showing candidates are exposed to a diverse faculty and that a good faith effort is made to increase or maintain diversity among candidates.

    Evidence that candidates can effectively present using technology will be another point of focus for NCATE examiners. It is expected that most candidates will be placed in schools where appropriate technology exists. Understanding that this is not always possible, institutions should have evidence of alternative opportunities for candidates to demonstrate their ability to incorporate technology into their instruction.

    A. Buehler reported that the review of the new draft of the Conceptual Framework would be undertaken by the Research & Assessment Committee this fall. C. Sorensen suggested that an Ad Hoc Committee be formed for this review, to include CAPCE members in this review.

    B. Curriculum Committee:
    B. Montgomery presented the Summary of Action, Meeting #7, April 28, 2004. Motion by P. Ervin to approve the Summery with the exception of Item I, Old Business, which will be discussed under Item IV. Old Business, A. Proposed By laws changes. Motion seconded by G. Cosenza. Motion passed.

    C. Research & Assessment Committee:
    K. Carrier reported on the materials distributed on examples of indicators for Dispositions which can be used by programs. Also distributed were implementation suggestions for using the indicators. The nine questions provided can be used as general guidelines for programs in developing program-specific indicators.

    S. Conklin expressed appreciation to this committee for its hard work and efforts in developing these materials and noted that they do match our Conceptual Framework at present.

    D. Committee on Policy and Procedures:
    A. Windelborn reported that they had been contacted by the External Communications Committee regarding changes to the By laws regarding the duties of that committee and advised that External Communications would address the issued in the next academic year.

    E. External Communications Committee: no report

    F. Ad Hoc Committees:
    1. Endorsements & Transcript Evaluation Committee: no report

  4. Old Business

    A. Proposed By laws changes regarding responsibilities of the Curriculum Committee:
    B. Montgomery and P. Ervin presented the proposed changes, which have now incorporated the changes to the First Reading suggested by the COPP. Motion by P. Ervin to approved the changes as presented. Motion seconded by C. Fox. Motion passed.

    B. Election of Chair-elect:
    S. Conklin presented the nominees. Motion by P. Ervin to close the nominations. Motion seconded by C. Fox. Motion passed. Election by ballot resulted in Antoinette Heinze elected to the position of Chair-elect.

    C. Notification of Members for 2004-05:
    S. Conklin requested the four deans advise the UOTC of the people from each college who will be serving on CITC by August 1, 2004, so that notification of the CITC Kick-Off meeting, scheduled for August 27, 2004, can be sent out.

    D. College of Health & Human Sciences representation on CITC.
    Following lengthy discussion, motion by C. Fox to suspend the By laws to allow three representatives from CHHS for AY 2004-05, with the issue to be referred to COPPs. Motion seconded by G. Cosenza. Motion passed.

  5. New Business:

    A. 2004-05 CITC Calendar distributed with committee meetings to be scheduled at the CITC Kick-Off Meeting August 27, 2004.

    B. Agenda Items for Fall 2004:
    1. Conceptual Framework
    2. By laws changes
    3. Electronic Portfolios

  6. Springfield Report: C. Sorensen reported:

VII. Announcements:

A. Student Teacher Orientation, August 16, 2004, 8:30 AM - 12 Noon, Sandburg Auditorium
B. CITC Kick-Off Meeting, August 27, 2004, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, HSC, Illinois Room

S. Conklin thanked everyone for their help in a very challenging but rewarding year.

Motion by P. Ervin to adjourn. Motion seconded by C. Fox. Motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 PM.

Minutes recorded by Elizabeth Cummings.