Appendix C: Program Capacity and Institutional Commitment

Reading/Literacy Specialist Credential

CCTC Alignment Matrix

Faculty Qualifications

Dr. Imelda Basurto

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of New Mexico
Year Degree Granted  
Field/Specialization Certificate Multicultural Education and Childhood Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 278
LEE 244
Years at institution 22

Dr. Lisa Bennett

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of California, Davis
Year Degree Granted 2013
Field/Specialization Certificate Language, LIteracy, and Culture
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 213
LEE 224
LEE 234
LEE 254
Years at institution 4

Dr. Maria Goff

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Arizona State University
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Literacies, and Technologies
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 213
LEE 224
LEE 254
Years at institution 4

Dr. Steven Hart 

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of South Florida
Year Degree Granted 2005
Field/Specialization Certificate Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 224
LEE 230
LEE 234
LEE 244
LEE 254
Years at institution 15

Dr. David Low

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Pennsylvania
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Reading, Writing, Literacy
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 230
Years at institution 6

Dr. Juliet Wahleithner

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of California, Davis
Year Degree Granted 2013
Field/Specialization Certificate Language, Literacy, and Culture; Designated Emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, & Composition Studies
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses  
Years at institution 6

Nancy Walker

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Southern California
Year Degree Granted 2001
Field/Specialization Certificate Literacy and Instruction, Language, Literacy & Learning
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 278
LEE 213
LEE 230
LEE 244
Years at institution  

Facilities

Center for Faculty Excellence

The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) for the University provides faculty support in the development and maintenance of online programs. CFE instructional designers worked with the program coordinator to develop the Reading/Literacy Program Canvas site for students to easily access program information. CFE instructional designers also work with program faculty to ensure courses in the Canvas LMS are accessible. 

Staff Support

Renee Petch

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Graduate Admissions Analyst 6.5 years Renee Petch, as Graduate Admissions Analyst, is responsible for the full scope of the admission process, including coordination, technical support, and monitoring of program candidates classification, advancement to candidacy, degree clearance, and application for graduation.  In addition, Renee provides information on the application process for both the university and program, admission notification, university policy, and serves as the liaison between the program/students and Graduate Studies/Graduate Admissions.  She also tracks student progress and provides relevant student and enrollment data for program planning and reporting. 

Carmen Chapman

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
LEBSE Department Assistant 2 years As the LEBSE Department department assistant, Carmen Chapman supports the program faculty in scheduling courses and working with the department chair and program coordinator to make sure all courses are staffed. Additionally, Carmen provides support to students in enrolling for courses by providing permission numbers and assisting with course registration as needed. 

Sherri Nakashima

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Credential Analyst 24 years Sherri Nakashima tracks and forwards CTC credentialing updates to faculty/staff and provides and processes credential applications to our candidates.  She review transcripts and other supporting documents to ensure candidates have completed state and university requirements to be recommended for a services or teaching certification.

Student Feedback

Fall mid-semester check-in (first semester)

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Google forms survey tool to get student feedback on their first semester of the program Data are used to schedule appointments with individual students or address common questions with a cohort Yes

Spring mid-semester check-in (second semester)

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Google forms survey tool to get student feedback on their second semester of the program Data are used to schedule appointments with individual students or address common questions with a cohort Yes

Fall mid-semester check-in (third semester)

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Google forms survey tool to get student feedback on their third semester of the program Data are used to schedule appointments with individual students or address common questions with a cohort Yes

Spring mid-semester check-in (fourth semester)

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Google forms survey tool to get student feedback on their fourth semester of the program Data are used to schedule appointments with individual students or address common questions with a cohort Yes

Program completer survey

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Google forms survey tool used for students to assess how well the program met specific goals. Students must complete this survey before they take their comprehensive exam or, if not in the MA program, before they apply for their specialist credential While data has been collected with this survey, we have not, as a program, reviewed the survey data. In the future, the program will review and analyze the survey data at the first two program meetings of the semester.  Yes

Student Support Services

Program Coordinator/ Advisor

All Reading/Literacy program students are advised by the Program Coordinator. The program coordinator reviews program applications and works with the Graduate Admissions Analyst to admit students. After admission, the program coordinator ensures students receive the necessary information to enroll in the required courses, send reminders about important deadlines, review and approve Advancements to Candidacy, and review and approve applications for graduation. 

Program Canvas site

Reading/Language Arts program Canvas page includes information for all students in all Reading/Literacy programs at Fresno State. This includes the Reading/Literacy Added Authorization, Reading/Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential, and Reading/Language Arts MA in Education programs. Students can access this site at any time and find links to important program and university information. This site is maintained by the program coordinator. The program coordinator also sends out periodic updates for students such as registering for courses, important deadlines, and scholarship opportunities. 

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