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 Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Strategic Planning for 2013

Mission

The Michigan Association for Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) exists to promote, within Michigan, the learning of all PK-20 students through the promotion of high quality preparation and continuing education for all school personnel.

MACTE will pursue this mission by supporting and promoting policies that positively impact professional education of teachers; effective teacher preparation programs at member institutions; and professional development of its members.

Vision

The Michigan Association for Colleges for Teacher Education provides vision and leadership to facilitate the preparation of teachers who are lifelong learners and who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective in 21st century classrooms.

Value Statements

MACTE will pursue its mission by supporting and promoting policies that positively impact professional education of teachers who are responsive to the world’s changing possibilities and challenges; effective teacher preparation programs at member institutions; and professional development of its members. In pursuit of our mission we will adhere to following shared values:     

  • Affiliation with AACTE and supporting the mission and goals of the national organization.

  • Diversity of professional education candidates and faculty.

  • Excellent teaching by qualified and caring teachers who facilitate the development and well-being of all students.

  • Collaboration across institutions and within their respective colleges and universities with professors, teachers, leaders from school settings, parents, legislators, businesses, media and others vital to our mission.

  • Cooperation and collaboration with professional and state organizations and agencies in activities designed to improve teacher education

  • Professional development for all persons in Michigan engaged in professional educator preparation.

  • Research, inquiry, and professional development of our members including providing a forum for exchanging information.

  • Advocacy at the state level on matters of policy related to teacher education, educational leadership.

  • Outstanding contributions in the field of teacher education

 

Strategic Goals for 2013

 

1.    Develop a committee structure that parallels AACTE and mobilize committees based on annually identified MACTE priorities

 

2.    Develop and implement an advocacy plan for educator preparation at the state level in matters of legislative policy, and regulatory matters related to initial and advanced educator preparation and licensure

 

3.    Develop and disseminate position statements on issues of importance to educator preparation and licensure

4.    Develop a statewide initiative showcasing excellence in educator preparation

 

Goals for 2013

Goal 1

Develop, operationalize and maintain standing committee structures

Committee Members: Kyle Shanton, Shawn Quilter, Betty Kirby, Chris Schram, Mandy Bladzik & Lisa Furman

Objectives

Metrics

 

Strategies/Actions

Responsible party/ies

Resources

 

Status

Create a standing committee on Government Relations and
Advocacy

Refer to Goal 2 in this Strategic Plan.

Report out as a standing agenda item at all DARTEP meetings and detailed reports at fall and spring MACTE meetings.

Refer to Goal 2 in this Strategic Plan.

Provide government relations leadership, analyze policy, review recommendations

Chair of committee.

See AACTE standing committees, advocacy tool kit, governance relations, AACTE is resource rich; MDE

Created 6-27-13; assign members by end of September 2013 MACTE meeting

Create Committee on Professional Preparation Sustainability, Research & Dissemination

Refer to Goal 3 in this Strategic Plan.

Report out as a standing agenda item at all DARTEP meetings and detailed reports at fall and spring MACTE meetings.

Refer to Goal 3 in this Strategic Plan.

Provide leadership in the development of professional consensus on standards, assessment, and practice in teacher education

Chair of committee.

See AACTE standing committees, advocacy tool kit, governance relations, AACTE is resource rich; MDE

Created 6-27-13; assign members by end of September 2013 MACTE meeting

Create Committee on Membership Development and Capacity

Active memberships relative to established goals; quality attendance and participation from institutions and individual members

 

Report out as a standing agenda item at all DARTEP meetings and detailed reports at fall and spring MACTE meetings.

Design systematic member recruitment and retention plan

MACTE Board Chair or designee of the MACTE Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AACTE recruitment and membership toolkit; website; AACTE support personnel; communication calendar; contact list for professional and external organizations

Created 6-27-13; assign members by end of August  2013 MACTE board meeting

Committee on Meetings and Professional Development

Refer to Goal 4 in this Strategic Plan.

Report out as a standing agenda item at all DARTEP meetings and detailed reports at fall and spring MACTE meetings.

Refer to Goal 4 in this Strategic Plan.

Recommend professional development and technical assistance needs of membership (accreditation, licensure, certification, program approval)

Chair of committee.

See AACTE standing committees, advocacy tool kit, governance relations, AACTE is resource rich; MDE

Created 6-27-13; assign members by end of September 2013 MACTE meeting

Goal 2

Develop and implement an advocacy plan for educator preparation at the state level regarding legislative policy, and regulatory matters related to initial and advanced educator preparation and licensure.

Committee Members: Karen Obsniuk, Steve Stegink, Mary Stein, Ginny Hines & Tom Sampson

Objectives

Metrics

Strategies/Actions

Responsible party/ies

Resources

 

Status

1.    Empower and involve the MACTE membership in advocacy

Number and type of relevant contacts made by members

Number of members accessing MACTE advocacy resources

Website with contact information for legislators and relevant others (with counter).

MACTE Membership

Position Papers

Newsletter

Committee Minutes

Map with legislator contact information

 

Website with resources and information for advocacy with counter.

Self-reporting process to inform MACTE regarding contacts made.

2.    Maintain a presence in Lansing

Frequency – at least once/mos.

 

Representation at monthly State Board of Education meetings with feedback loop to members

Chair for Committee on Government Relations and
Advocacy

Committee must be informed on critical issues of interest to MACTE

 

Determine possible venues for advocacy and action and communicate to MACTE Board

3.    Maintain a presence with other related advocacy groups

 

Range of Contacts  – make quarterly contact with identified groups

Contact with MACTE Board at least monthly

 

 

Determine possible venues for advocacy and action and communicate to MACTE Board

Chair for Committee on Government Relations and
Advocacy

Current contact information

Frequent communication with MACTE Board

 

Making alliances with identified groups on issues of common interest

4.    MACTE liaison to MDE

Frequency – at least once/mos.

 

Determine relevant initiatives in OPPS via Flora Jenkins, Leah Breen, and Krista Ried

Website to inform MACTE members

Frequent communication with MACTE Board (at least once per month)

 

Disseminate relevant information to MACTE Board and MACTE membership

5.    MACTE liaison officer to House Education Committee

 

 

 

Frequency after relationship established – at least once/mos while in session

 

Make initial contact and establish relationship with the chief of staff of the chair as well as chief of staff of minority party on the committee.

Bank of Experts, Professionals, and Students (MATE/SMEA) who exemplify our profession

Committee Assignments

Minutes

Bill Tracker

Committee Meeting/Hearing Dates

 

 

Advocate for MACTE positions.

6.    MACTE liaison officer to Senate Education Committee

 

 

 

Frequency after relationship established – at least once/mos while in session

 

Make initial contact and establish relationship with the chief of staff of the chair as well as chief of staff of minority party on the committee.

Bank of Experts, Professionals, and Students (MATE/SMEA)who exemplify our profession

Committee Assignments

Minutes

Bill Tracker

Committee Meeting/Hearing Dates

 

 

Advocate for MACTE positions.

7.    MACTE liaison(s) to communicate information related to policy and regulatory matters

Representation at MACTE meetings

Frequency of MACTE member initiated contact with liaison(s)

 

Contact information on website, newsletter and other venues

Committee responsibilities and purpose

 

Have clear description of position responsibilities and service to MACTE and MACTE members

8.    Committee reports to DARTEP

 

Report at each DARTEP meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 3

Develop and disseminate position statements on issues of importance to educator preparation and licensure

 

Committee Members: Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson & Kathleen Crawford-McKinney

Objectives

Metrics

 

Strategies/Actions

Responsible party/ies

Resources

 

 

1.    Develop a list of Issues important to EPIs

List developed by Dec 2013

Gather info from representative committee participating in the Pine Tower Retreat at NMU by June 2013

Committee Members

AACTE website

 

Create survey monkey by September 2013

Committee Members & tech person

Tech assistant to set up a web survey

Survey full membership at Sept meeting

Same as above

Research assistants

2.    Prioritize the list

 

List is created and prioritized by January 2014

Analyze the survey both quantitatively and qualitatively

Committee Members and grad assistants

Discussion Time at MACTE board meeting

 

Check with AACTE list of issues to infuse into our list

Same as above

3.    Develop protocol for white papers

Guidelines developed by January 2014

Create guidelines

Send out call for white papers

Select authors

Disperse guidelines to authors

Provide due dates

Committee Members

 

 

4.    Develop white papers on Critical Issues important to EPIs

 

White paper(s) are created

Invite authors from the MACTE membership as well as faculty and students at MACTE institutes, who are interested in contributing to the issue(s)

 

Authors that come from MACTE Membership, faculty and graduate students at these EPIs,

 

 

Have the authors set timeline for the written product (first paper completed by April 2013)

Literature Review on issues

 

Meeting times to write with authors

5.    Reformat white papers for various audiences (city council, university presidents, legislators etc.)

Paper(s) sent

Legislator papers will not be the full paper, need to pinpoint anecdotes to tell our story –

 

 

 

6.    Address the responses from the papers

Formal responses to the MACTE membership

Authors respond to the critique

 

Authors of the paper(s)

Time to meet

 

Committee Members address in a formal response

Committee Members

7.    Research based positive messaging

Publicity strategy successfully implemented

        ·         Statewide recruitment of diverse candidates

     ·         Why is a master’s degree important?

     ·         Utilizing state media/MT’s podcast to get our student produced commercials  for education topics

     ·         Pick theme for the year

Establish MACTE contact list     

MiEPI and MACTE Boards

 

 

MACTE Board/ work with L. Breen

 

MACTE Board and MDE

Board meet in August/vote in October with membership

 


Goal 4

Develop a forum for the presentation and discussion of significant studies in education, with special emphasis on educator preparation

Committee Members: Reuben Rubio, James Powell, Joe Lubig, Bill Yarroch, Julie Sinkovitz & Nicky Findley

Objectives

Metrics

 

Strategies/Actions

Responsible party/ies

Resources

 

Status

1.    Each institution will share one positive story published in local media on ed prep each semester to the MACTE website.

Mid-semester posting (2 per year) to the MACTE website

Media releases on educator prep to local outlets

Collected and posted on the MACTE website

 

(possible compilations sent to selected legislators)

Individual point person at each institution (MACTE Rep)

MACTE webmaster to post link at mid-term

MACTE website

Local media connection

Individual TPI point person

 

2.    Mini-conference/roundtable with legislators on issues that are important to them. 

 

 

1 meeting with members of the House and Senate Ed Committees to discuss data/information on ed prep issues (discussion format)

Involve and plan with Mike Boulus and Robert Lafevre 

Suggest a spring meeting (mid-week) in Lansing so we have easier access to legislators

 

Choose issues related to current legislations

 

One page summary from each topic to leave with legislator/staff (after meeting with them)

 

Follow-up editorials, letters, etc. thanking legislators for attending

Invite local media

Feel the need to develop an ad hoc committee for this one

Legislative liaisons for public and private institutions

Staffers for legislators

MACTE Committee

Use AACTE and leg website for updates on current or pressing issues

Funding request to MACTE

 

3.    MACTE/

Legislator Day in the Classroom

 

Minimum four legislators from across the state (prioritize members of the ed committees) to “become” a co-observer to do a whole day site visit.

 

Look for legislators with “high possible influence”

Invite (starting a year in advance)

 

Select appropriate schools, participants.

 

Plan for Monday or Friday as most promising or times when legislature is not in session.

 

Maybe best at end of semester (end of student teaching) rather than earlier

 

Make it a media event (TV, radio, newspaper)

MACTE subcommittee (appoint one)

School districts/superintendents

Coop Teachers

Student teachers

Legislator chief of staff, aids

Teacher Education program personnel

 

4.    Produce video/radio spot to highlight educator preparation

Try for local media, but also institutional websites/”You

Tube” viral?

Send spotlight features to MDE-positive messaging

MACTE Board

University video programs that need internships

 

5.    Research topics of research interest with institutions/share list with MDE

Partnering with MDE on research

Brainstorm topics through email

*Need updated list of members and emails (34 EPis)

Jim Powell

Work of all universities