Dec 12, 2019  
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Administrative Structure


ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

 

The University administrative structure for the graduate program in education is outlined in the following diagram

The programmatic administrative structure for the Graduate Program in Education is outlined in the following diagram.

The graduate programs in education are administered by the Dean of Graduate Studies in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and the Dean of Graduate Studies in Education in Educational Leadership.  Their responsibilities include the following:

  1. Administration of all graduate programs within the Unit.
  2. Establishing, supervising and directing the budget of the graduate program.
  3. Design and supervision of the Strategic Long Range Plan for the graduate programs.
  4. Recruitment and staffing for graduate and adjunct graduate faculty in education.
  5. Leadership in faculty development for graduate faculty.
  6. Providing leadership to the graduate faculty in education for the design and implementation of the graduate curriculum for professional preparation.
  7. Providing leadership for the assessment of the programs.
  8. Review, supervision, and implementation of all policies.
  9. Direction of faculty evaluation.

The Graduate Deans of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership provide direction for their respective programs. The deans share the administrative responsibilities, which are common to both programs.  The assistant to the dean supports both deans in the administration of the programs.

Specific responsibilities for the Assistant to the Deans of Graduate Studies include the following:

  1. Coordination of all student and personnel files in the graduate program.
  2. Assisting the Graduate Deans in the process of establishing and managing a budget.
  3. Assisting the Graduate Deans in the coordination of program offerings.
  4. Reviewing student files for any necessary action on admission, retention and graduation.
  5. Assisting with the coordination of all sites.

 

Full Time Graduate Education Faculty Committee of the Whole

The graduate education faculty chaired by the dean or dean's designee, serves as a committee of the whole and has responsibilities for:

  1. Curriculum Review.
  2. Recommendation of major program changes.
  3. Assessment of the program.
  4. Review of all questions related to admission, readmission and retention in the graduate programs and removal from the graduate programs.
  5. Review of all policies related to the graduate programs in education.
  6. Action upon exceptions to policy.
  7. Recommend changes in policy.
  8. Review of disputes in course grade appeals.

 

Educational Leadership Faculty Committee of the Whole

The graduate education faculty chaired by the dean or dean's designee, serves as a committee of the whole and has responsibilities for:

  1. Curriculum Review.
  2. Recommendation of major program changes.
  3. Assessment of the program.
  4. Review of all questions related to admission, readmission and retention in the graduate programs and removal from the graduate programs.
  5. Review of all policies related to the graduate programs in education.
  6. Action upon exceptions to policy.
  7. Recommend changes in policy.
  8. Review of disputes in course grade appeals.

 

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee

Membership of the committee includes one full-time graduate faculty member from each of the graduate programs at Doane University, the registrar, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the program deans.  The committee's duty is to consider all changes in graduate course offerings and academic policies and, if approved, to forward them to the Doane University faculty for their approval or disapproval.  The committee may meet formally or electronically as needed.

 

Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Advisory Committee

This committee is composed of unit faculty, K-12 teachers, adjunct faculty for Curriculum and Instruction, administrators, and graduate students.  Each year the committee meets to discuss issues and directions for the unit.  Specific committee responsibilities are the following:

  • To make recommendations for graduate policies and curriculum.
  • To inform unit faculty of issues and policy affecting K-12 education.

 

Educational Leadership & Education Specialist Graduate Advisory Committee

This committee is composed of unit faculty, K-12 administrators, adjunct faculty for Educational Leadership and Education Specialist programs and graduate students.  Each year the committee meets to discuss issues and directions for the unit.  Specific committee responsibilities are the following:

  • To make recommendations for graduate policies and curriculum.
  • To inform unit faculty of issues and policy affecting K-12 education and administration.
  • To participate in mock interview sessions with graduate students.