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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Proposed legislation to remove all administrative powers and responsibilities from ISBE (which was created by the 1970 IL Constitutional Convention) and place them in the Department of Education under the Governor;
- Create regional service centers to pool basic administrative functions;
- Send 25,000 more at-risk children a year to pre-school (This item in the Governor’s address is connected to a request for NIU to send representatives to Springfield to discuss early childhood certification. Other discussions with state officials indicate the Governor is interested in universal preschool.);
- Reading Specialists in all schools that fail to meet reading achievement standards;
- Revive and expand “Project Success” , a comprehensive, systematic delivery system that responds to the needs of children and their families by using the school as a hub of service for six core components: preventive health care, nutrition and nutrition education, prevention and rehabilitative mental health services, child protection, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and social activities;
- Require all pre-K-8 teachers with a standard or master certificate to complete 505 of their certificate renewal requirements by taking courses in reading strategies at a university or by participating in professional development opportunities related to the teaching of reading;
- Creating a Professional Teacher Standards Board (PTSB) which would administer certification of teachers and other school personnel and be responsible for the approval of university teacher and administrator preparation programs (current legislation provides for union control of the PTSB and no higher education representation at the appeals level);
- Create more scholarships for students pursuing certification who agree to teach for 5 years in Illinois public schools in shortage disciplines and regions;
- Create a task force on alternative certification formed by the governor to explore ways to address the Illinois teacher shortage;
- Shift the focus of physical education from sports-related skills to lifelong fitness and health and explore options for a fitness-based statewide physical education curricula;
- Expand the IL Tech Prep program to prepare students for vocational careers.
The full text of the governor’s report is available in printable format at: http://www.illinois.gov/gov/stateofstate2004.cfm
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.
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.
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.