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Standard 3 Aspect C

Standard 3c: Preparation programs ensure that candidates, upon completion, are ready to engage in professional practice, to adapt to a variety of professional settings, and to grow throughout their careers. Effective program practices include: consistent offering of coherent curricula; high-quality quality, diverse clinical experiences; dynamic, mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders; and comprehensive and transparent quality assurance processes informed by trustworthy evidence. Each aspect of the program is appropriate to its context and to the credential or degree sought.


Description of stakeholder engagement in program:
Reading/Literacy program faculty meet once a month during the academic year to discuss program developments and review program data including SOAP assignments and Comprehensive Exam scoring. 

The program connects with program completers through a Year+ completer survey. This survey was sent to 56 RLLSC program completers from years 2015-2020 in May/June 2021 and received five responses. The program intends to send this survey each year to completers to gain new responses. Additionally, part of the survey is a request for completers to participate in either a focus group or individual interviews to connect with completers. 

Program candidates have the opportunity to apply and participate in the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute and candidate participants in the SJVWP have later become Writing Project Teacher Leaders. In previous years, program candidates could use their participation in the SJVWP SI as substitutes for six units of coursework in the RLLSC program.

The program does not currently have an advisory board, but will meet in the Fall 2021 semester to discuss the formation of a local advisory board for the program. Ideally the advisory board will include two program completers who are local teachers (one K-3 and one 4-8), a local district principal or assistant principal, a language arts director or administrator, a representative from from the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, a representative from the California Reading & Literature project, and the Reading/Literacy program coordinator or program representative. This advisory board could meet once a semester to discuss area literacy needs and program data to plan for program improvements and future collaborations. 

Stakeholder Engagement:

Key Stakeholder Activity How often meet Who involved + Role Data analyzed Resulting actions
Reading/Literacy Program Meetings Once per month during academic year

Dr. Maria Goff - Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor

Dr. Imelda Basurto - Professor

Dr. Lisa Bennett - Associate Professor

Dr. Steve Hart - Professor

Dr. David Low - Associate Professor

Dr. Juliet Wahlethner - Associate Professor and Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project

SOAP Assignment data for AAQEP Standard 1 Plans to develop new rubrics to better assess candidates on AAQEP standards and program goals

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