College Committees

The College of Education Bylaws (revised May 2016) provide for faculty governance through three elected committees and other appointed standing and ad-hoc committees. The College Leadership Team is comprised of two primary bodies, the Committee of Department Executives and the College Executive Committee. 

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 Executive Committee (CEC)

CEC consists of seven members who serve staggered two-year terms. Four members are elected by their departments, and three at-large members are elected by College-wide vote.  All voting faculty members are eligible to serve with the exception of those holding administrative appointments.  No more than three members from one department may serve, and no member may serve more than two consecutive terms. At its first meeting the CEC elects a moderator. The Dean of the College is an ex-officio member and CEC Chair. CEC is the primary advisory committee to the dean on matters such as budget; personnel policies; faculty searches; academic programs; policies and requirements; space allocation; and other policy issues of importance. CEC represents the voices and concerns of the College of Education faculty in all deliberations. 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 2018-2020
Associate Professor Karla Moller, Curriculum & Instruction
Assistant Professor Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor James Rounds, Educational Psychology
Associate Professor Meghan Burke, Special Education 
College elected at-large members 2019-2021
Associate Professor Robb Lindgren, Curriculum & Instruction
Professor Dan Morrow, Educational Psychology
Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, 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 two 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-track and specialized faculty each year, and as hiring needs necessitate.  By request, in an advisory capacity, the committee may review a department’s third-year review evaluation of an assistant professor.

College Promotion and Tenure Committee Members

Department appointed members 2019-2021
Professor Stafford Hood, Curriculum & Instruction
Professor Peter Kuchinke, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Professor Dan Morrow, Educational Psychology
Professor Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky, Special Education
College elected at-large members 2018-2020
Professor Rochelle Gutierrez, Curriculum & Instruction
Professor William Trent, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Professor Helen Neville, Educational Psychology (2019-2020)

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-track 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

Associate Professor Rebecca Ginsburg, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Associate Professor Ruth Nicole Brown, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Professor Helen Neville, Educational Psychology
Associate Teaching Professor, Denice Ward Hood, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Tara Adams, master's student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Hannah Valdiviejas Cohn, doctoral student, 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 May of each academic year. As of 2019-2020, the following are the College’s standing committees:

Advisory to the Dean
•  Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Education (DEME)
•  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

View complete list of 2019-2020 College of Education Committees.