Standard 4 Aspect F
Standard 4f: The program is committed to and invests in strengthening and improving the education profession and the P-20 education system. Each program’s context (or multiple contexts) provides particular opportunities to engage the field’s shared challenges and to foster and support innovation. Engagement with critical issues is essential and must be contextualized. Sharing results of contextualized engagement and innovation supports the field’s collective effort to address education’s most pressing challenges through improvement and innovation.
The Reading/Literacy program collects data from multiple points in the program including admissions information, coursework, check-in surveys, Advancements to Candidacy, comprehensive exams, exit surveys, and year+ completer surveys. As a program, we have not analyzed this data to determine where and how we are meeting the university and/or college mission and vision. In the next academic year, the program will undergo the process of elevating to a stand-alone master’s program. In this elevation process, program faculty can determine how the program aligns with institutional missions and develop our own programmatic mission. By developing our own programmatic mission, we can then use this data to investigate how effective our program is at meeting our program goals as well as the institutional goals.