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Standard 2: Assessment System and Unit Evaluation

 

2.3.a Description of Unit's Assessment System

File Attachments:

Assessment Handbook

Transition Points Chart

 

Web Links:

SUNY Assessment Initiative

SUNY Geneseo Assessment Wiki


2.3.b Admission Criteria and Data From Key Assessments Used at Entry to Programs

Admissions Process

All programs require the submission of an application form and the meeting of several academic standards to qualify for admission to the School of Education, which is separate from admission to SUNY Geneseo. The outcome of this application has no bearing on your acceptance or denial to SUNY Geneseo itself. Prior to submitting the application, students must complete and document a Service Learning Project (see below).  In the meantime, Education majors are considered a "Pre" major (e.g. PreChildhood with Special Education).  You must be a full major by the time you reach 60 credit hours, meaning you must have applied and been accepted.

Students who intend to seek certification must have completed two full-time semesters and at least 30 credit hours at the college level before applying. Students seeking Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education certification must be admitted into the School of Education by the time they have earned 60 credit hours or before registering for Block IV courses, whichever comes first. Students seeking Adolescence certification must be admitted into the School of Education by the time they have earned 60 credit hours or before they register for Block III courses, whichever comes first.

Applications are due in the School of Education Office December 1 or June 1.

 

General Instructions

Download and complete the Ella Cline Shear School of Education Application (includes service learning materials).

Return completed applications to:

          School of Education
          200 South Hall
          1 College Circle
          SUNY Geneseo
          Geneseo, NY  14454

 

Admission Requirements

For Freshmen and Transfer students with fewer than two full-time semesters of transfer credit:

  • 2.75 cumulative GPA

  • Successful completion of INTD 105 (a C- or better)

  • 25 documented hours of a service learning experience (15 for Adolescence programs)

  • Completed application by deadline

Transfer students with two or more full-time semesters of transfer credit apply at the same time they apply to the College.

  • Successful completion of a course equivalent to INTD 105 (a C- or better)

  • 25 documented hours of a service learning experience (15 for Adolescence programs)

  • Completed application by deadline


Service Learning

The purpose of service learning is to provide an initial experience working with children at the level in which an applicant intends to seek certification. Service learning hours must be distributed among at least 5 visits for Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education certification applicants, and among at least 3 visits for adolescence certification applicants. Transportation time cannot be counted towards the required hours.

A service learning placement should be arranged so the applicant works with one supervisor, although the activities may take place in a variety of classrooms and extracurricular settings. Any educational setting, including a museum, a Head Start program, or America Reads program is acceptable, as long as the supervisor is a teacher certified in the grade area for which the applicant seeks certification.

Complete guidelines for the service learning experience are included in the application.

A letter stating your acceptance or denial will be sent to the home address supplied on the application after all applications have been reviewed.  We do not begin the review process until after all grades are in at the end of the semester.

 

2.3.c Assessment Procedures Ensuring Fairness, Accuracy, Consistency and Free of Bias

File Attachments:

2.3.d Policies and Timelines for Data Collection/Analysis


File Attachments:

Annual Program Assessment Report

Key Assessments Chart - Dec. 6, 2011

 

2.3.f Policies, Procedures and Practices for Managing Student Complaints

Student Non-Academic Grievance Procedures

Purpose: To provide an avenue for students to be heard and have their non-academic grievances resolved by the SOE:

Students who have a grievance and are unable to resolve it through a normal problem-solving process are able to file a formal grievance with the Dean of the School of  Education.  At this point, the Dean will work with the teacher candidate and person/persons involved to bring the issue to resolution.  If the issue is not resolved within the School of Education, the student is encouraged to meet with the Dean of the College.

Procedure:

  1. A student with a grievance against a faculty or staff in the SOE shall file his/her grievance with the Dean.

  2. All student grievances shall be documented by the Dean.

  3. Upon receipt of a grievance, the Dean shall conduct a fact-finding review within a reasonable time period.
  4. Upon completion of the fact-finding review, the Dean shall proceed to resolve the issue in a reasonable way between the student and the faculty or staff.

  5. The Dean shall document and keep records of all resolutions.

  6. The Dean shall report annually to the Executive Committee

File Attachments:

SOE Faculty Handbook

 

Web Links:

Grade Appeal Procedures

Procedures for Students to Report Bias-Related Inc


2.3.g Student Complaints

Records of student complaints and the unit's response are kept in hard copy files in a filing cabinet in South Hall 218 A.

 

2.3.h Examples of Changes Made to Courses, Programs, and the Unit as a Result of Assessment Data

File Attachments:

Course Approval Flow Chart

Data Source/Problem Identified Chart

 

 

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