COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GOVERNANCE
Individual faculty and staff may express concerns, raise issues, or initiate discussions about policy changes at all governance levels. Typically, these changes originate in programs, departments, committees, and Dean's Executive/Faculty/Staff Council meetings. Proposed policy changes, after Dean's Executive/Faculty/Staff Council review, are then voted upon by the faculty/staff and forwarded to the appropriate council (Dean's Executive Council/Faculty Council/Staff Council) who then presents the recommendation to the dean. She/he will make final decisions about policies related to budget, personnel and/or administrative matters, and will communicate final decisions and supporting rationale, if pertinent, to the originating entity.
Policy decisions related to curricula and programs reside with the faculty in their respective committees, councils, programs and/or departments.
Student input is sought formally by standing committees. Informally, students can express concerns or raise questions to individual faculty or administrators. Students may also give input through the Joint Education Council, which consists of presidents of all student organizations within the College of Education.