The College of Education is committed to its mission of preparing educators at all
levels of experience to facilitate active learning in diverse, inclusive communities.
Our faculty continually design, develop, implement, and assess academic programs to
provide students with the expertise they need to shape the future of education.
The faculty, recognizing the full legal authority of the President of the University
and his or her Delegates, must play a major role in the shared governance of the College.
Therefore, the primary legislative and advisory board in the College of Education
shall be the College Council, which shall provide for student, faculty, and administrative
participation in College governance.
- Protecting the rights and privileges guaranteed to the faculty members of the College
as specified by the Constitution and Bylaws of the College.
- Establishing procedures for determining membership on the College Council and its
- Establishing a mechanism for holding regular meetings of the College Council and disseminating
- Upholding academic standards established for teacher education programs and reviewing
monthly TEEB reports.
- Receiving proposals for new academic programs and reviewing significant changes in
requirements for majors and minors in undergraduate and graduate programs of the College
through the work of the Curriculum Committee.
- Consulting with duly constituted committees or university administrators.
- Consulting in the development and implementation of the budget and in the planning
and use of the facilities allocated to the College.
- Maintaining professional standards and procedures for faculty development, productivity,
research, and professional ethics consistent with policy established at the Board
and University levels.
- Providing input into the development and evaluation of long-range academic plans for
- Designing, collecting, analyzing, and sharing evaluations of COE meetings as well
as using these evaluations to inform planning and scheduling of future meetings.
For all committees below (with the exception of the Promotion and Tenure committee),
one voting committee member shall be elected by and from each department and shall
be subject to any restrictions established by the College of Education Council Bylaws
or the Academic Senate. In the event that committee members are unable to serve, the
members' departments shall elect eligible replacements to serve while the original
members are unavailable. Faculty members of standing committees are limited to two
consecutive three-year terms (unless elected or appointed to fill an unexpired term).
The Promotion and Tenure Committee is composed of one tenured member from each department.
The Dean of the College serves as a non-voting member. The faculty electorate of the
College, under the jurisdiction of the College Council, elects the members. The members
of the PTRM Committee are elected to a single three-year term, may not be consecutive,
but may be re-elected on a staggered basis. Vacancies on the committee are filled
in a special election and the newly elected member serves a three-year term. Any exceptions
to this policy must be reviewed and approved by the College Council.
2021-2022 Committees & Members
Plans, implements, and administers, in conjunction with the Council and the Dean's
office, the annual recognition event of students, faculty and alumni.
|Cole Reilly (Chair)
- Serves as a liaison between COE departments and university level curriculum committees
regarding new courses, course changes, course overlap, and any other curriculum approval
business that arises.
- New Courses/Changes to Existing Courses: Via Imagenow workflow software, the COE Curriculum
Committee receives and acts upon departmental proposals for new courses and for changes
in existing courses, in alignment with guidelines established by the University Curriculum
- New undergraduate courses or changes to current undergraduate courses sent to University
Course Approval Reporting Committee.
- University Core Course Certification sent to University Core Curriculum Committee.
- Graduate Level Courses sent to Graduate School Course Curriculum Committee.
- Proposals for new programs or changes to current programs are now routed to the University
Course Curriculum Committee.
- Facilitates the dissemination of department activities regarding diversity throughout
the college (e.g. newsletter, website, Blackboard).
- Shares committee diversity projects with the College of Education (e.g. newsletter,
- Participates in the University's Diversity Committee and shares information and activities
with the Council.
Faculty Development and Research Committee
- Provides forums for College of Education faculty to develop and share research within
- Promotes and disseminatse College of Education faculty research beyond the College.
- Plans and implements activities which support the productivity of faculty scholarship.
Promotion, Tenure/Re-Appointment & Merit Committee
Reviews dossiers for faculty requesting tenure or promotion.
Residential Learning Communities
If interested, please contact Michelle Pasko.
- Supervises all College of Education scholarships under the guidelines set forth by
the TU Foundation where most of the scholarships are created by donors.
- Awards any scholarships for students in programs within the College of Education.
Information Technology Committee
Facilitates communication between and among all College of Education departments and
technology support services in College of Education, to enhance the access to and
use of technology by faculty and students in the College of Education.
Facilitates communication of faculty and student technology needs, including hardware,
software, and professional development needs, to the Office of Technology Services
(OTS), the Academic Committee for Technology (ACT), the Faculty Academic Center of
Excellence at Towson (FACET), and the University Information and Instructional Technology
Supports the work of the College of Education Sandbox.
Advises faculty of available technology resources and professional development opportunities.