Organizational Structure of the School of Education
First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Service Awards Recognition Luncheon
The recognition luncheon honors SUNY Oswego's CSEA, Council 82, PBA and PEF employees for their years of service. $8 (admission by ticket only). 312-2230.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Friday, June 14, noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
The Dean of the School of Education is responsible for the operation of all programs in professional education at SUNY Oswego – initial and advanced adolescence, childhood, and all grades teacher preparation, as well as allied professions and advanced programs for school administrators, counselors and psychologists. The Dean reports to the Provost, who in turn reports to the President of SUNY Oswego. The Associate Deans, Field Placement Coordinator and the Technology Support Professional report to the Dean.
The faculty of the School of Education are organized into six academic departments. Each department in the School of Education elects a chairperson (confirmed by administrative appointment) who represents the faculty of that department on the School of Education Administrative Advisory Council (AAC). The Associate Deans, Field Placement Coordinator, Technology Support Professional, and the chair of Faculty Council are also members of the AAC, which meets with the Dean regularly.
The faculty of each department are represented on the Faculty Council, along with an undergraduate, graduate student body, and professional staff representative. The Associate Deans are ex officio members of Faculty Council. Faculty Council makes recommendations to the faculty and to the Dean about issues affecting the School of Education. The chairperson of Faculty Council participates on the Administrative Advisory Council as a voting member. The Administrative Advisory Council and the Faculty Council meet together as needed to discuss and coordinate cross-cutting School of Education initiatives.
Faculty Council elects or appoints members to various standing and ad hoc committees to address issues of concern to the faculty of the School of Education. Current Faculty Council standing committees focus on Assessment, Diversity, Educational Technology, Field Placements and Professional Development School Partnerships. Each standing committee consists of a Faculty Council and Administrative Advisory Council representative in addition to interested SOE faculty, staff members, and candidates. The committees report to Faculty Council, and to the Dean through Faculty Council. The Peer Review Committee is an elected faculty group; it makes recommendations on promotion and discretionary salary increases.
Each teacher preparation department has at least one associated Program Advisory Group (PAG), which are advisory boards consisting of School of Education, Arts & Sciences (or School of Business) faculty as appropriate; school practitioners; and candidates. The Program Advisory Groups are organized in each department to meet the unique needs of candidates in each program. The Program Advisory Groups consult to make recommendations about program changes and improvements.
The Teacher Education Program Advisory Board (TEPAB) has representation from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the departments and interdisciplinary groups in the College of Arts & Sciences that contribute to the content majors associated with the childhood, adolescence, and art education programs (Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics, English, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Modern Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Physics, Sociology, Women's Studies). TEPAB is co-chaired by the deans of the School of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences. It makes recommendations to the deans, the provost, and the appropriate departments about issues of common interest to both Arts & Sciences and School of Education faculty. TEPAB also provides coordination for the various program advisory groups (PAGs) organized for each certification content area (Art, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, the Sciences, Social Studies, TESOL, and Women's Studies).
Team Sheldon is a partnership among the Oswego County public schools, the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and the School of Education. Its members include the school superintendents; the Dean and Associate Deans; and representative faculty and department chairs from the School of Education. The group collaborates on issues of mutual interest, such as field placements and needs assessments for new programs. It also supports various projects, including the Oswego County Professional Development Schools initiative and Sheldon Institute (a grade 2-12 summer educational enrichment program).