William B. Stanley
Dean, School of Education
Activities and Accomplishments, 1998-2000

Accomplishments listed below are the result of collaboration with faculty, staff and students of the School of Education, and with the upper administration, including the Office of Academic Affairs and the Chancellor's office.

Program Reviews

  • In February of 1999, the School underwent review for accreditation by the Colorado Department of Education and NCATE. Separate teams conducted each review.
  • The NCATE review was very positive. The NCATE Board of Directors declared that all our programs met or exceeded NCATE standards.
  • The CDE review was also very positive and all standards were met or exceeded. However, following the passage of Senate Bill 154, CDE was no longer authorized to grant accreditation for teacher education programs in the State. This authority was transferred to CCHE. Consequently, CDE recognized the continuation of the School's current accreditation until the conclusion of the new CCHE/CDE review process in June 2001.

Teacher Education Reform Mandated by SB 154

  • Over the past two years, a significant amount of my time was devoted to dealing with Senate Bill 154 and its consequences. My involvement in this process included:
    • Meeting with Senator John Evans in January and February 1999 to lobby for changes in the proposed legislation.
    • Testifying before the Joint Education Committee on the merits of the legislation.
    • Working with other Colorado Deans of Education (CCODE) to develop a collective response to the new teacher education reforms.
    • Serving as a CU representative to the Governor's Summit on Education in October 1999.
    • Meeting numerous times with representatives of CCHE and CDE to help shape the development of the new CDE Teacher Education Performance Standards and CCHE Teacher Education Policy.
    • Collaborating with the Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal and the Educational Commission for the States on a response to the new reforms.
    • Working with the School faculty and representatives of the College of Arts and Sciences to plan the necessary program changes required to meet the new reform requirements.

Educational Technology Initiative

  • Starting in the fall of 1998, the School initiated a major effort to improve our capacity to incorporate educational technology in our programs, research, and outreach activities.
  • The Dean also provided seed money and graduate student support to develop grant proposals and faculty training. An ad hoc School technology committee was formed to conduct a needs assessment and make recommendations for improving the School's use of technology. These efforts culminated in our receiving an $87,000 capacity building grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • In the fall of 1999, the Dean hired a full-time educational technology coordinator and four graduate students to assist faculty teaching in our undergraduate licensure programs.
  • The Dean provided additional funding and graduate student support in Spring 2000. In collaboration with ATLAS, School of Education faculty developed a second grant proposal which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This PT3 grant provides 1.7 million dollars over three years. The goal is to provide technical support, purchase new equipment, and train faculty to use educational technology in instruction and address concerns raised in the NCATE and CDE reviews.

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion

  • Over the past two years, the School has hired five excellent new faculty in the areas of Math Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, Policy and Evaluation, and Statistics. Two of the new hires are faculty of color. Two other strong efforts to recruit outstanding minority faculty were unsuccessful, but we plan to continue our work to diversify the faculty.
  • Over the past two years, three faculty were reappointed, three faculty were promoted to associate professor with tenure, and one was promoted to professor. The reappointments and promotions reflect the high quality of faculty scholarship, service, and teaching.

K-12 Outreach

  • Over the past two years, the Dean has worked to maintain and extend our partnership arrangements with local schools. The Dean met with the superintendents of each of the five local districts. In November 1999, the School hosted a meeting with the superintendents at which faculty presented research findings relevant to schools.
  • In 1999, the Dean became a member of DASSC (Denver Area School Superintendents Council) and meets monthly with those superintendents.
  • The Dean provided financial assistance and graduate student support for three projects in the Five Points Area of Denver: Project BLUES, CU In The House, and CYSCAN. The last two projects were initiated over the past two years.
  • The School, in cooperation with the CU-Boulder Office of Public Relations, constructed a new CU4K12 website that links to most of the major K-12 campus outreach projects and provides an excellent database for teachers and students.

Research and Other External Funding

  • The School has secured approximately 3 million dollars of external funding each of the past two years. Based on current estimates (including the PT3 and BUENO grants), we might exceed that amount during 2000.
  • The School has surpassed the 1.7 million dollar TLE capital campaign goal ($1,713,643 received as of July 31, 2000). Over the past two years, the School received $630,766 (up from $104,614 the previous year) and $917,434.

Faculty Salaries

  • Over the past two years, the Dean has worked closely with the School's Salary Advisory Committee to provide fair raises based on merit to address issues of equity, career merit, and market factors. In addition, the Dean and the Salary Advisory Committee worked to revise the current performance criteria used to determine merit.

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