Global Educators Cohort Program - Teacher Education

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Members: Lead: Shirin Antia: Members: Bob Krestchmer & Claudia Pagliaro


Charge: To consider the areas in which collaborative agreements will need to be made across universities.
We have listed the areas in which we will need to obtain information and possible agreement. Since each university is different we will need to work with, or obtain information from our own universities first, and then share how consortium agreements will need to be developed.

1. Participation on Doctoral Committees
a. Will University allow outside faculty to participate as members of doctoral committees?
i. Will outside members be voting or non-voting members?
ii. What is the mechanism for selecting outside faculty for doctoral committees (e.g. vita to be approved by graduate college; recommendation of department faculty)?
iii. Can members of non-doctoral granting programs serve on doctoral committees?
iv. Can outside members serve on doctoral exam (e.g. comprehensive exams, qualifying exams) and dissertations committees both?
b. Will University allow faculty members to serve on doctoral committees outside their own university?
i. Are there any restrictions to such participation?
ii. Will such participation be considered part of the faculty member’s work load?

2. Participation in non-credit enrichment activities
a. Will University allow faculty to participate in non-credit activities (such as non-credit seminars)?
i. Will such non-credit activities be considered part of faculty work load?
ii. If not, will faculty participate?

3. Participation in joint doctoral courses across universities
a. Will university allow faculty to teach a doctoral course in which outside university students are enrolled?
i. Will outside students be counted as part of the course enrollment?
ii. If not, will course enrollment be a problem? (Each university may have only one or two doctoral students in a doctoral course focused on education of deaf/hh).
b. Will university allow outside students to enroll through their home universities? For e.g. can a student at the University of Arizona sign up through a course offered at Columbia through a number at the University of Arizona or will student need to enroll at the course-offering university?
i. If enrollment must be through the course-offering university what is the mechanism for enrollment?
ii. If enrollment is through the course-offering university how will tuition be paid?
c. Will university accept credit for courses taken through another university?
i. Is there a limit to credits that can be taken outside the home university?
ii. How will these courses show up on the student’s transcript?
d. Will university allow faculty to teach joint courses i.e. with two instructors, each at a different university
i. How will such instruction affect faculty load?
ii. How will such instruction affect student evaluations?

4. Teaching or research Externships
a. Will university allow faculty to accept externship students?
i. Will externship credits be taken at the home university or the externship university?
ii. If externship credits must be taken at the externship university, what is the mechanism for enrolling the student?
b. What kind of agreements need to occur between the home university and externship university to ensure that student has a good experience and is appropriately supervised?

5. Student advising
a. Will faculty advise “outside students”. If so, how will this be considered when looking at faculty load?

6. Technology
a. What technology is available for teaching courses?
b. Will the university support different course platforms? E.g. UA supports D2L but not other platforms.
c. What is the process for outside students and faculty to register or participate in web-based courses at the University (e.g. at the UA students need a UA id)

7. Agreements
a. Which of the above issues need formal agreements?