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 Standard 6. Unit Governance and Resources

6a. Unit Leadership and Authority

6b. Unit Budget

6c. Personnel

6d. Unit facilities

6e. Unit resources including technology

Supplemental Exhibits

Elements Exhibits
 6a. Unit Leadership and Authority 6a.1. How does the unit manage or coordinate the planning, delivery, and operation of all programs at the institution for the preparation of educators?
6a.2. What are the unit’s recruiting and admissions policies? How does the unit ensure that they are clearly and consistently described in publications and catalogues?
6a.3. How does the unit ensure that its academic calendars, catalogues, publications, grading policies, and advertising are accurate and current?
6a.4. How does the unit ensure that candidates have access to student services such as advising and counseling?
6a.5. Which members of the professional community participate in program design, implementation, and evaluation? In what ways do they participate?
6a.6. How does the unit facilitate collaboration with other academic units involved in the preparation of professional educators?
 6b. Unit Budget 6b.1. What is the budget available to support programs preparing candidates to meet standards? How does the unit’s budget compare to the budgets of other units with clinical components on campus or similar units at other institutions?
6b.2. How adequately does the budget support all programs for the preparation of educators? What changes to the budget over the past few years have affected the quality of the programs offered?


 6c. Personnel

6c.1. What are the institution’s and unit’s workload policies? What is included in the workloads of faculty (e.g., hours of teaching, advising of candidates, supervising student teachers, work in P-12 schools, independent study, research, administrative duties, and dissertation advisement)?
6c.2. What are the faculty workloads for teaching and the supervision of clinical practice?
6c.3. To what extent do workloads and class size allow faculty to be engaged effectively in teaching, scholarship, and service (including time for such responsibilities as advisement, developing assessments, and online courses)?
6c.4. How does the unit ensure that the use of part-time faculty contributes to the integrity, coherence, and quality of the unit and its programs?
6c.5. What personnel provide support for the unit? How does the unit ensure that it has an adequate number of support personnel?
6c.6. What financial support is available for professional development activities for faculty?

 6d. Unit Facilities

6d.1. How adequate are unit—classrooms, faculty offices, library/media center, the technology infrastructure, and school facilities—to support teaching and learning?
 6e. Unit Resources Including Technology 6e.1. How does the unit allocate resources across programs to ensure candidates meet standards in their field of study?
6e.2. What information technology resources support faculty and candidates? What evidence shows that candidates and faculty use these resources?
6e.3. What resources are available for the development and implementation of the unit’s assessment system?
6e.4. What library and curricular resources exist at the institution? How does the unit ensure they are sufficient and current?
6e.5. How does the unit ensure the accessibility of resources to candidates, including candidates in off-campus, distance learning, and alternate route programs, through electronic means?

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