Voting Members Present: G.
Baker, D.Boughton, J. Cox-Henderson for J.D. Bowers, S. Bowers, K. Carrier,
K. Cole, S. Conklin, J. Cooke-Plagwitz, G. Cosenza, P. Ervin, M. Fischer,
T. Heinze, L. Hilgenbrinck, E. Hines, L. Johannessen, G. Logan, M. Mazzola,
J. Miller, B. Montgomery, M. Morris, N. Stahl,
T. VanLaarhoven, A. Windelborn
Voting Members Absent: L. Chandler, R. Dembinski, C. Fox
Ex Officio Members Present: D. Jackman, H. Kafer, F. Kitterle, C. Montgomery, C. Sorensen, S. Warber, R. Wheeler
Ex Officio Members Absent: M. Bridge, S. Richmond
Student Representatives Present: L. Grilli
Visitors: D. Askins, C. Barnard, P. Bauer, C. Lubbers, W. Miranda, M. Myles, S. Schwartz, B. Smith, S. Wyland
The meeting was called to order by M. Morris, Chair, at 1:05 PM.
I. Motion by S. Conklin to approve the Agenda. Motion seconded by K. Cole. Motion passed.
II. Motion by J.
Miller to approve the December 6, 2002, meeting minutes as corrected (Item
III, Section B, Curriculum Committee Report). Motion
seconded by A. Windelborn. Motion passed.
III. Reports from Committees:
A. Executive Committee:
1. R. Wheeler: no report
2. M. Bridge
M. Morris reported in M. Bridge’s absence that Student Teacher Orientation was held 1-10-03 with approximately 400 student teachers
attending. The Fall S/T Orientation is scheduled for Monday, 8-18-03.
B. Curriculum Committee: no report
C. Research and Assessment: D. Boughton reporting
1. Diversity of Clinical Placement Tracking & Reporting
This committee met to discuss diversity issues and to look at different models to be used in tracking and reporting data. D. Askins presented the
“Wheeler Model”, which is proposed as a response to NCATE Standard #2. Following the presentation, discussion included dissemination of
the data, the difference between the “Limited English” statewide and regional averages and the need to develop a process for a direct response
to the deficiency noted in the NCATE 2001 report. D. Boughton expressed thanks to R. Wheeler and D. Askins and the committee for their
Motion by D. Boughton for CITC to accept the “Wheeler Model” for measuring the diversity of our teacher candidates. Motion seconded by
H. Kafer. Motion passed.
2. Geology & Physical Science Programs
D. Boughton reported that the committee was impressed with P. Ervin’s ability to present his program’s assessment procedures, both with and
without working technological assistance, as well as with the program’s plan itself. A written report from the committee to the program will be
3. February: Elementary Education & Foreign Language Programs are scheduled to present their plans to the committee
D. Committee on Policy and Procedures:
1. Catalog vs. Website Discussion & Summary
R. Wheeler commented on the importance of having complete information on program requirements either in the catalog or another, central
location. The Executive Committee suggested creating a special web page for program requirements, with changes to be monitored by CITC.
The External Communications Committee is designing a template to be used by programs so that the information format is consistent. M.
Mazzola reported that the committee will address this item at the next meeting.
2. CITC Restructuring
M. Mazzola presented the guidelines for voting member representation to CITC and for qualification criteria for the representatives, based on
comments and suggestions received from members at the last meeting and by e-mail. Following today’s discussion, this committee will present a
formal proposal on which CITC can vote. Discussion included the following areas:
· NCATE requirements to demonstrate “contemporary experience”
· Whether “scholarship and research” can be demonstrated thru grants
· Whether CITC membership needs to meet the same NCATE standards for program faculty
· The need to develop guidelines for “contemporary experience” , for “exposure in field”, for definition of “program faculty” and for
cross-program faculty outside departments supporting certification
· The need for continuity of CITC members to provide experience, especially on sub-committees
· The need for By laws revisions to reflect membership changes and for University Council approval of those revisions
· Timeline to address program changes (i.e. Special Education) by Fall, 2003.
M. Morris, Chair, will call a special meeting to address CITC Restructuring
for Friday, February 14, 2003, 1-3 PM, location
E. External Communications:
Web Site: program information
J. Miller reported that the committee is developing a template for program requirements to be posted on or linked to the “teachers” website.
F. Ad Hoc Committees
1. Technology Committee: no report
2. Candidate Portfolio Committee, Recommendations
3. Exit Surveys: Will be distributed by March 1, 2003
4. Unit Assessment (1-27-03 Meeting)
R. Wheeler reported this committee has been meeting and a report will be made at the next regular CITC Meeting.
IV. Old Business:
A. Dr. Penelope Earley
10:00-11:30 AM Stevens Auditorium: Current Governmental Policy on P-12 Education
1:00-3:00 PM Heritage Room: NCLB and Its Impact on Higher Education
An announcement has appeared in the Northern Star and the Northern Today. A flyer announcement is being developed and will sent out shortly.
B. Criminal Background Check (new procedure)
Instructions and forms available at www.niu.edu/teachers
E. Cummings reported that the system is working smoothly. The January report to the four colleges will be in two formats, hard copy for the reports
received under the prior system and electronically for the new reports.
C. Electronic Entitlement:
S. Warber reported that Data entry using the U17 Screen to show Certification Candidate Status is available to designated program personnel, so that
information may be submitted electronically rather than on the hard copy RITC form.
Also, the system for processing program completers’ application for certification electronically through the Office of R & R is an ongoing project.
V. New Business
A. NIU’s P-20 Task Force
R. Wheeler reported that this task force reflects President Peters’ goal that NIU will establish a leadership position in this area, which he feels will be a
priority for the education goals of the new governor. He has recommended that this task force consult with CITC.
B. CITC Connection to CAPC: committee liaisons
R. Wheeler reported on the formation of CAPC and recommended that CITC appoint a liaison to CAPC. Motion by P. Bauer to appoint N. Stahl
as the CITC representative to CAPC for the Spring 2003 semester. Motion seconded by T. Heinze. Motion passed.
A. Accreditation Review Update: Norm Stahl
N. Stahl recommended that more people complete the training as NCATE reviewers.
M. Morris asked if anyone was interested and A. Windelborn responded affirmatively.
B. Contemporary Experience in P-12 Schools
N. Stahl reported that this is a priority discussion item and that guidelines need to be established. M. Morris and A. Windelborn expressed interest in
assisting N. Stahl in creating guidelines.
A. CITC special meeting on restructuring , February 14, 2003, 1:00-3:00 PM, Illinois Room
CITC Meeting, Dr. Earley presentation February 21, 2003, 1:-00-3:00 PM Heritage Room.
Motion by A. Windelborn to adjourn
the meeting. Motion seconded by J. Miller. Motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 2:45 PM.
Minutes recorded by Elizabeth Cummings.