Nicola J Findley, Ph.D.
Service to the College
Service to the department - Chair
This includes chairing weekly department meetings, biennual Teacher Education committee meetings and Teacher Education Program Advisory Council meetings, and orientation and portfolio nights for student teachers and school personnel. It includes supervision of office and administrative help and student workers. It involves communication and collaboration with multiple departments across campus as well as group advising meetings for students. It involves supervising the creation and revision of all EDC advising, field placement, and Student Teaching materials. It involves collection of assessment data in multiple forms for state and national accreditation.
2011-12 also included a successful department faculty search. It included revisions and final submission of our Inquiry Brief (claims, data, analysis, and plans) to the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for National Accreditation of our programs and a campus visit by the TEAC Audit Team. We also met with Michigan Department of Education (MDE) personnel for a campus visit and completed additional assessment data collection as well as information about every student expected to complete certification under all old programs. We added MTTC test support resources and worked with ACP on test support sessions and I met with representatives of each department with teacher certification programs. We improved MTTC test scores and received the state Exemplary designation.