WSR 09-20-100

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed October 7, 2009, 9:49 a.m. , effective November 7, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Standards for college educator preparation programs are amended to reflect improvements in program evaluation. WAC 181-78A-261 regarding Standard III includes the governance and resource requirements for approved educator preparation programs (teacher, administrator, and ESA). The revised language deletes two areas: (1) Collaboration and (2) interactions with diverse populations. The other changes are minor such as reordering and rewording for clarity.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-78A-261.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-17-070 on August 14, 2009.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 23, 2009.

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-2612.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-261   Approval standard -- Unit governance and resources.   Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the unit has the leadership, authority, budget, personnel, facilities, and resources, including information technology resources, for the preparation of candidates to meet state standards. The following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the resources program approval standard of WAC 181-78A-220(3):


Unit leadership, authority and budget


(1) ((A separate administrative unit supports the preparation program whose composition and organization are clearly described in writing.

(2) An officially designated administrator is responsible for the management of operations and resources for the preparation program.

(3) Faculty are qualified and model best professional practices in scholarship, service, and teaching including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance.

(4) The institution has and implements an explicit plan to ensure that candidates interact with higher education faculty, school faculty, other candidates and P-12 students representing diverse populations.

(5) The unit provides a mechanism and facilitates collaboration between unit faculty and faculty in other units of the institution involved in the preparation of educators.

(6) The unit receives sufficient budgetary allocations at least proportional to other institutional units.

(7) Workload policies allow faculty members to be actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, assessment, advisement, collaborative work with P-12 schools, and service.

(8) Specific staff and/or faculty members in the unit are assigned the responsibility of advising applicants for certification and endorsements and for maintaining certification records.

(9) The unit has adequate facilities to support candidates in meeting standards.

(10) The unit has adequate information technology resources, library, and curricular resources, and electronic information to support faculty and candidates.

(11) The unit systematically evaluates faculty performance and facilitates professional development.

(12) Faculty regularly and systematically collaborate with colleagues in P-12 settings, faculty in other college or university units, and members of the broader professional community to improve teaching, candidate learning, and the preparation of educators.)) A separate administrative unit is responsible for the composition and organization of the preparation program.

(a) An officially designated administrator is responsible for the management of operations and resources for the preparation program.

(b) The unit receives sufficient budgetary allocations at least proportional to other institutional units.


Personnel


(2) The unit has adequate personnel to promote teaching and learning.

(a) Workload policies allow faculty to be actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, assessment, advisement, service, and collaborative work with P-12 schools.

(b) Specific staff and/or faculty in the unit are assigned the responsibility of advising applicants for certification and endorsements and for maintaining certification records.

(c) The unit has adequate clinical faculty, site supervisors, support personnel, part-time faculty, and/or graduate teaching assistants.


Faculty qualifications and professional practices


(3) Faculty are qualified and exemplify professional practices.

(a) Faculty are qualified for their assignments.

(b) Faculty exemplify professional practices in teaching.

(c) Faculty exemplify professional practices in scholarship.

(d) Faculty exemplify professional practices in service.


Faculty performance and professional development


(4) The unit systematically and comprehensively evaluates faculty performance and supports professional development.

(a) The faculty evaluate their own effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service.

(b) The unit evaluates faculty effectiveness in teaching and learning.

(c) The unit provides opportunity for faculty to engage in professional development.


Unit facilities and resources


(5) The unit is provided adequate facilities and resources to promote teaching and learning.

(a) The unit is provided classrooms, lab space, office space, and/or other facilities.

(b) The unit is provided technology, library, curricular, and electronic information resources.

(c) The facilities support faculty and candidate use of technology.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-261, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-261, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-014, 180-78A-261, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-261, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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