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College Committees

The College of Education Bylaws (revised May 2020) provide for faculty governance through four elected committees and other appointed standing and ad-hoc committees. The College Leadership Team is comprised of two primary bodies, the College Executive Committee and the Committee of Department Executives

College Executive Committee (CEC)

The College Executive Committee will consist of seven faculty members, of which no more than three shall be from one department. Each department will elect a tenure system representative with an electorate determined by department bylaws. The remaining College Executive Committee members will be elected at large through a College-wide vote of the faculty in the Spring semester. Two at-large seats shall be held by tenure system faculty and one at-large seat shall be held by specialized faculty. The Dean of the College is an ex-officio member and CEC Chair, and at its first meeting, the CEC elects a tenure system faculty moderator. The College Executive Committee represents the voices and concerns of the College of Education faculty in college deliberations. The College Executive Committee is the primary advisory committee to the Dean of the College and shall transact such business as may be delegated to it by the faculty and the Statutes.  All CEC meetings are open except when specific personnel matters are being considered, and the agenda and minutes of each meeting are posted here.

College Executive Committee Members

Department elected members 2020-2022
Professor Gloriana Gonzalez, Curriculum & Instruction, CEC ModeratorProfessor Meghan Burke, Special Education 
Assistant Professor Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor Helen Neville, Educational Psychology
College elected at-large members 2021-2023
Teaching Assistant Professor, Johnell Bentz, Special Education
Professor Rodney Hopson, Educational Psychology
Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership 

Committee of Department Executives (CoDE)

CoDE consists of Heads and Chairs of academic units in the College of Education and the Associate Deans. General charges are to disseminate and implement campus and College policies at the departmental level; develop and implement department and College strategic, financial, and business and scholarship plans; develop College responses to problems and issues arising in the College or campus; assure compliance with campus and College polices, including but not limited to promotion and tenure, faculty searches, unit bylaws, and sabbaticals.

College Grievance Committee (CGC)

The College of Education By-laws establish the College Grievance Committee, which shall be elected annually and consist of three members of the tenure system faculty, one member of the specialized faculty, and two College-enrolled graduate students. (Graduate students serve only when the grievant is a student.)  All persons with administrative appointments are excluded from membership on this committee. The CGC may receive confidential inquiries and complaints from faculty, specialized faculty, staff, and students after informal and departmental processes have been exhausted, including allegations of capricious grading or evaluation, and charges of academic dishonesty. You can view the College’s Grievance Policy and Procedures (revised November 2018), any questions may be directed to the Dean’s office.

College Grievance Committee Members

Professor Kern Alexander, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, Chair
Assistant Professor Jessica Hardy, Special Education
Assistant Teaching Professor Cheryl Light-Shriner, Special Education
Assistant Professor Luc Paquette, Curriculum & Instruction
Dana Bozeman, doctoral student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Lauren Bryant, master's student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

Promotion and Tenure Committee

The College Promotion and Tenure Committee is comprised of seven tenured full professors, with no department having more than two representatives. Each department selects one representative and the remaining three at-large members are elected by College-wide vote. Members may not hold administrative appointments.  Members serve staggered two-year terms and become ineligible to serve for one year following three back-to-back terms.  Committee members cannot vote at multiple levels and will be recused from review and vote on cases at the College level.  The Promotion and Tenure committee is advisory to the Dean and meets to evaluate and vote on the dossiers of tenure system faculty each year, and as hiring needs necessitate. 

College Promotion and Tenure Committee Members

College elected at-large members 2020-2022
Professor Jennifer Cromley, Educational Psychology
Professor Rochelle Gutierrez, Curriculum & Instruction
Professor Bill Trent, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Department appointed members 2019-2021
Professor Gloriana Gonzalez, Cirriculum & Instruction
Professor Micki Ostrosky, Special Education
Professor Jim Rounds, Educational Psychology
Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

Specialized Faculty Promotion Committee

The College Specialized Faculty Promotion Committee will consist of seven members, of which no more than two shall be from any one department. Four members will be tenured associate or full professors appointed by the departments, and three specialized faculty members will be elected as members-at-large by the specialized faculty. Committee members cannot vote at multiple levels and will be recused from review and vote on cases at the College level.  The Specialized Faculty Promotion Committee is advisory to the Dean and meets to evaluate and vote on the dossiers of specialized faculty each year, and as hiring needs necessitate. 

College Specialized Faculty Promotion Committee Members

College elected at-large members 2020-2022
Teaching Associate Professor Johnell Bentz, Special Education
Clinical Associate Professor Mary Herrmann, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Senior Lecturer Nancy MacGregor, Curriculum & Instruction
Department appointed members 2020-2021
Associate Professor Hyun Kang, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Associate Professor Jim Shriner, Special Education
Associate Professor Stephanie Smith, Curriculum & Instruction
Professor Jinming Zhang, Educational Psychology

Standing College Committees

The College of Education has a variety of standing committees to advise the Dean and Associate Deans on specific issues, with committee reports due to the Dean’s Office in June of each academic year. As of 2021-2022, the following are the College’s standing committees:

Advisory to the Dean
•  Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Education (DEME) Committee 
•  External Awards Committee
•  Faculty & Staff Awards Committee 
•  Online Programs Steering Committee

Advisory to the Academic Associate Deans
Academic Programs Committee (undergraduate and graduate)
• Undergraduate Honors and Scholarships Committee

Advisory to the Associate Dean for Research
• College Research Committee