Essay Evaluating the Facuty in the Education Department

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Dr. Barrett has been tasked with evaluating the faculty in the education department. As she works her way through the evaluation she comes across the following issues:
• Students are sleeping in classes
• Faculty are requesting more resources in order to perform their jobs successfully. o She knows that if the graduation rate and retention are not improved, the board will have a hard time approving budget requests for a program that they see as struggling.
• A large number of students are unprepared academically for entry into college. As a result, the majority of students are in remedial courses instead of their core curriculum “method” courses. This causes enrollment in the core
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Dr. Barrett has been tasked with evaluating the faculty in the education department. As she works her way through the evaluation she comes across the following issues:
• Students are sleeping in classes
• Faculty are requesting more resources in order to perform their jobs successfully. o She knows that if the graduation rate and retention are not improved, the board will have a hard time approving budget requests for a program that they see as struggling.
• A large number of students are unprepared academically for entry into college. As a result, the majority of students are in remedial courses instead of their core curriculum “method” courses. This causes enrollment in the core “method” courses to be low. A result of the academic unpreparedness is the increased length of time it takes students to meet the basic math and English requirements to be eligible to take the state licensure exam.
• Faculty in the education department, offer excuses for the low enrollment and decreased enrollment based on issue that students are underprepared.
• 21% of the graduating teachers are minorities
• 7% of minority students graduating with a teaching degree find employment in the state.
There are two key steps that need to be taken when solving a problem in higher education. The first step is to utilize community problem solving in order to grow a shared institutional vision. The second step, which happens somewhat simultaneously
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