- The Professional Educational Council (PEC) provides leadership for all professional education programs. It initiates, receives, and develops recommendations on all policies, proceedings, and standards affecting professional education.
- To ensure that all professional education programs are organized, unified, and coordinated to allow fulfillment of the mission of the professional education unit.
- To ensure that the professional education curricula are built upon knowledge bases essential for effective practice and upon the findings of research.
1. The PEC consists of fourteen voting members serving three-year staggered terms (except student and school-based educator representatives will serve two-year terms) and a chair. Appointments must be completed at the first meeting of the new Faculty Senate in the spring with terms beginning June 1. In addition, deans and chairs representing each Professional Education Unit (PEU) program are ex officio, non-voting members of the PEC as well as one public school superintendent will serve as an ex officio, non-voting member.
- Three members (one from each department) from the College of Education. Chairs in consultation with the dean of the college of education will fill these positions.
- Two permanent members representing service units in the college of education appointed by the dean of the college of education.
- One member from each academic college representing the academic colleges outside of the college of education who have professional education programs. These members (faculty or chairs) shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate from at least two nominations provided by the deans of the colleges.
- Two student members (serving two-year terms) appointed by the College of Education Administrative Council–one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
- Three practicing professionals (serving two-year terms) will be appointed by the College of Education Administrative Council.
To fill a vacancy in any of the College of Education positions, student appointments, or school-based educators, the College of Education Administrative Council will make the appointment.
To fill a vacancy in the positions outside of the College of Education, the Faculty Senate will make the appointment.
2. Chairperson: The dean of the college of education or his/her designee will serve as chair. The chair will vote in two circumstances: 1) to break a tie vote, or 2) when required to establish a quorum of voting members..
|Vicki Groves-Scott||Permanent||Chairperson: Dean of the College of Education|
|Jamie Dallas||2019||Elementary, Literacy and Special Education|
|Shelly Albritton||2017||Leadership Studies Representative|
|Debbie Dailey||2018||Teaching and Learning Representative|
|Donna Wake||Permanent||Associate Dean/CAEP Representative|
|Gary Bunn||Permanent||Candidate Services & Field Experience|
|Renee Ryburn||2019||CHBS Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)|
|Jennifer Rospert||2017||CFAC Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)|
|Tracie Rushing||2017||CLA Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)|
|Charles Watson||2019||CNSM Representative (Faculty Senate appointment)|
|Laurie Nick||2017||Undergraduate Student|
|Danielle Young||2017||Graduate Student|
|Tammy Woosley||Public School Elementary|
|Amy Dibble||Public School Middle|
|Jeana Williams||Public School Secondary|
|Candace Barnes||Permanent||Chair, Elementary, Literacy and Special Education|
|Terry James||Permanent||Chair, Leadership Studies|
|Tammy Benson||Permanent||Chair, Teaching and Learning|
|Kurt Boniecki||Permanent||Associate Provost for Instructional Support|
|Joan Simon||Permanent||Interim Dean, Graduate Programs|
|Terry Wright||Permanent||Dean, College of Fine Arts & Communications|
|Johnny Ishee||Permanent||Dean, College of Health & Applied Sciences|
|Maurice Lee||Permanent||Dean, College of Liberal Arts|
|Steve Addison||Permanent||Dean, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics|
|Greg Murry||Permanent||School Superintendent, Conway Public Schools|
Professional Education Council meetings will be held once a month during fall and spring semesters. Meetings may be called in the summer if business requires. A majority of voting members constitutes a quorum. The council will conduct business if voting members send an email vote to the PEC chairperson.
Last Updated: May 6, 2016