College of Education and Professional Studies

College of Education and Professional Studies

Goals & Objectives

2009-10 Assessment Report

GOAL 1: Provide for an outstanding academic and professional growth experience for students at all CWU locations. (CWU Goals 1,2,5)

A. Accreditation

– Successful accreditation visits for:

o ABET-TAC continuing accreditation visit for EET &MET

o NCATE focused visit

– Upcoming visits

o Paramedics, 2011

– Application for Accreditation

o Department of Aviation is in the process for applying for Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) accreditation

– Continued need for funds (approx. $45,000/year) to support fees/dues and visits.

B. Student Opportunities

- Faculty members continue to encourage students to participate in SOURCE and attend regional and national conferences. The following are some of the student/faculty collaborations for 2009-2010.

Dr. Natalie Lupton, ITAM, SOURCE Student Mentorship




4. THE DENIM CONSUMER: FASHION OR CONVENIENCE?, Helms, Danielle; Smith, Kara; Rushton, Diana

5. INVESTIGATING THE CONSUMER’S CHOICE OF USING REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES OVER DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLES, Lee, Reda; Campbell, Katie; Floyd, Fawn; Kamalsah, Angie (Awarded Outstanding Oral Presentation for CEPS College)



Dr. Hideki Takei, ITAM, SOURCE Student Mentorship

1. Marketing and Promotional Activities of the United States Beer Industry in Ireland, Michael Schoeler

2. Comparative analysis of International Vending Machine Retailing: USA vs. Japan, Michael Bantog, Sana Becker, and Torey Hewitt

Language, Literacy, and Special Education

1. Students attended National Council for Exceptional Children and WA Education Association conference.

2. Students completed year one (charter) for student International Reading Association group.

Family & Consumer Sciences

1. Fashion Merchandising students are required to participate in SOURCE and submit research to International Textiles and Apparel Association annual international conference.

2. In the Fall of 2009, five Family Studies students accompanied Dr. Down and Dr. Paulk to the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations in San Francisco CA. Five students will attend the NCFR conference this Fall in Minneapolis. Six Family Studies students traveled to Vancouver, WA in the Spring of 2010 to attend the Northwest Council on Family Relations conference, where three undergraduate Family Studies students presented their own original research. A group of 40 undergraduate students traveled to Seattle in the Spring of 2010 to attend a lecture by Dr. John Gottman, a leading scientist in the field.

3. Twelve Global Wine Studies students attended the 2009 Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Conference (WAGG) in Tri-Cities. One of the GWS recently graduating students organized a symposium at the 2009 WAGG annual conference. Four current GWS students presented a special session at SOURCE. Our student took four field trips to vineyards and wineries in Red Mountain, Yakima Valley and Lake Chelan last year. Eight GWS students interned at Eastern Washington wineries and another four took full or part-time jobs at wineries over the summer.


1. Seven students participated in the 2010 Women in Aviation International Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

2. Thirteen students participated in the 2010 NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show

Physical Education, School and Public Health;

1. SOURCE - Six students (two groups) participated, May 20, 2010, CWU

2. American School Health Association Conference, Denver, Colorado

3. 2009 Joint Conference on Health, Yakima, WA- Three CWU students attended

4. Pacific Northwest Society Of Public Health Educators Members meeting, June 4, 2010, Seattle – Four students attended.

5. 2009 College Health Leadership Summit, October 13, 2009, held in Seattle - Ten students from upper-level HED classes attended

6. Inducted 20+ students into the CWU Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma—Health Education’s Honorary Fraternity.

Education Foundations & Curriculum

1. Cathy Bertelson works with the Living/Learning Communities for Education majors.

2. At CWU/Pierce, students have the opportunity to join two organizations: Teachers of Tomorrow's Education (TOTE) and Student Leadership Group which includes students from Education, Law and Justice, Social Services and Interdisciplinary Studies.

3. At CWU/Des Moines, Steve Schmitz and Steve Nourse give undergraduate students the opportunity to be research assistants and receive paid experience making contact with study participants and assisting in the collection of data.

4. Some students who plan to student teach in the Tacoma School District are given an opportunity to accompany Tacoma students to 5th grade camp, where they gain valuable teaching experience in a diverse setting.

5. Graduate Assistants are working with EFC faculty on various research and grant preparation projects.

C. High demand programs at the centers (see attached center programs doc)

o Teaching English as a Second Language is offered at two Centers (Lynnwood, Yakima).

o Special Education is offered in Wenatchee

o ML Science at Kent; General Science Teaching at Lynnwood

o Math Ed. at Lynnwood

o Electrical Engineering at Des Moines

o Information Technology/Administrative Management has a strong presence at the Westside centers with BAS ITAM degree program (Des Moines, Lynnwood, Everett)

o Family Studies faculty worked with Dr. Steve Scheppman to develop an online Family Studies minor through the centers and for the Inter-Disciplinary Studies program at Central, with course offerings that allow for students to complete the minor in a years time.

D. Support center program needs

o In addition to campus, the CWU elementary education program is offered at Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce, Wenatchee, and Yakima centers. We continue to pair high demand El. Ed. programs with high need minors, such as TESL, special education, literacy, and science.

o First in the state of WA to have an MOU with BBCC to hire shared faculty position between BBCC and CSWU Moses Lake for Aviation

o Consistent conversations with Margaret Badgley concerning programmatic needs at the centers and how CEPS can help.

o In addition to the online FS minor, online sections of FS 337 (a gen ed course) and FS 234 are offered. Family Studies faculty offer graduate courses in Research Methods and Statistics that support other Family and Consumer Sciences programs.

E. Support and monitor graduate level programs

o The following departments enroll 10+ students annually in graduate programs: F&CS (14) , I&ET (23), NEHS (29), EFC (30).

o Currently in discussions with Reading, Special Education, and Ed. Admin. regarding on-line offerings to increase enrollment. Hired a faculty member to oversee Athletic Admin, which is growing in numbers.

o Graduate programs in education submit annual reports to the Office of Research Evaluation and Assessment.

o Family Studies has launched a successful revised graduate program with very little state support, but which also allows for assistantships that directly support the undergraduate program.

GOAL 2: Prepare students to participate in an increasingly diverse economy and environment. (CWU Goal 6; AA Goal 1))

A. Facilitate diversity throughout CEPS programs

o 5 new TT faculty hires last year - three representing countries of Guam, China, and Japan.

o Three of Kelly Benson’s students from diverse cultures presented at WABE and NWATE on multiculturalism.

o Mary Lochrie, Kelly Benson, and Naomi Petersen organized and presented a substantial portion of a several week visit by administrators from Beijing Normal University Zhuhai.

o Added a course to the professional core

B. Facilitate globalism throughout CEPS programs

o Continuing discussions with International Studies regarding teaching opportunities for recent teacher preparation graduates in Ecuador and China. Faculty led program to Guam in Summer 2010.

o Kobe College and CWU ITAM begin work on joint research project looking at IT and business ethics. On August 12, 2010, Dr. Hiroshi Yama, Professor of Behavioral Psychology, visited the Ellensburg campus and faulty members in ITAM to discuss an international joint research project. The study, which includes ITAM faculty and students, will look at IT and business ethics. This project is the first international collaboration with a Japanese institute with further joint activities such as co-teaching through internet, summer study abroad programs in Japan, and professional publications.

o Fashion Merchandising students visit several industry sites in the Seattle area. Additionally, there is a proposed study abroad in Milan as part of the Milan FCSA 289 Apparel and Textiles Filed experience course.

o CWU has the only GWS program that requires an international experience. Ten Global Wine Studies students traveled to Chile and Argentina for seven days of touring wineries and meeting with winemakers. This year twelve GWS students will travel to Australia for fourteen days of studying wine marketing and viticultural problems in drought years.

C. Recruit and retain diversity in students

o Education faculty at CWU-Des Moines received another year of funding for the Renton High School Academy. The academy provides opportunities for eighteen minority students to participate in internships, seminars, and observations with a variety of K-20 educators. Four of the academy students entered CWU as freshmen in Fall 2009; one additional freshman this year.

o Cory Gann at the Des Moines Center received an extension for the Verizon grant to recruit more minorities into the teaching field.

o Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS ITAM) Administrative Management (ADMG) Specialization, 100% Online for CWU Centers

o Agreement signed with Civil Aviation Management Institute of China, Spokane Community College, and CWU for students in Aviation Management and Aviation Maintenance Management degrees.

o A second group of Vietnam Airlines students graduated in June 2010 with an Aviation Maintenance Management degree.

GOAL 3: Recruit and retain a diverse and highly qualified faculty to develop and sustain prominent programs. (CWU Goals 1,2,5)

A. Provide support for faculty professional development

o Faculty receive a minimum of $1000 each for faculty development ($700 from the provost; $300 from the dean). Additional funds are available from summer net revenues for individual departments

B. Facilitate and monitor mentorship programs for new faculty

o New faculty in CEPS have been assigned faculty mentors

o All first year faculty were observed teaching by the dean or associate dean

C. Recognize exemplary teaching, scholarship and service

o During finals’ week of Winter Quarter, CEPS has a recognition celebration. Three faculty from each department were recognized – one each for excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service.

o One exemplary faculty was awarded early tenure & promotion

D. Increase the number of tenure-track faculty positions

o In the past two years, 28 new tenure-track faculty were hired; three additional tenure-track faculty begin Fall 2010 resulting in replacing approximately one-third of the CEPS faculty in the past year.

E. Recruit and retain diversity in faculty

o With faculty mentoring and workshops facilitated by the dean and associate dean, the majority of the new faculty are on track for promotion and tenure in 5-6 years, if not earlier.

GOAL 4: Build mutually beneficial partnerships with alumni, industry, professional groups, institutions, and the communities surrounding our campus locations. (CWU Goal 4)

A. Facilitate relationships between CEPS and PK-20 educational institutions.

o The Ellensburg School District alternative schools (Excel and Discovery) are housed in academic buildings on campus. Content faculty and teacher preparation candidates develop and implement curricula with students in grades 6-12 who attend these programs.

o Practica and faculty led field experiences occur consistently across the college

o Grants support collaborative efforts

o PK-12 administrators are members of advisory boards (CTL, PEAB)

o EDLT 309 practica on campus (Ellensburg), local school districts across state

o EDLT 493 practica in school districts across state

o Discovery School – EDLT 418, 410, 411, EDCS 424

o EXCELL – EDCS 424,

o Ellensburg High School: EDLT 411

o Head Start – EDLT 417

o Children’s Museum, Ellensburg – EDLT 417

o AUAP (CWU campus) - EDLT 418

o Head Start – EDSE 433

o Children’s Museum – EDSE 433

o Children’s Village – EDSE 433, 310, 460, 302, 311

o SPED 490 & 495 practica in multiple schools across the state

o EDBL 492 practicum– multiple schools across the state

o Advocacy Mini-Conference created and held at SURC Spring 2010--- Eight students assisted in creating this event; Wildcat Wellness staff, SURC staff, a student parent, Donald Meseck, Labor Market Economist; Planned Parenthood all participated

o CWU Health Fair—All Students in the HED 472 Planning II class (~34) participated in bringing this event to the greater CWU community. Held in the SURC, this “Vegas Style” event attracted many students, staff, and faculty!

o Clean the World project - student-initiated project resulting from class project in collaboration with the Student Health Club; one student coordinated other students; Civic Engagement Center partnered with this effort.

o Collaborated with the Wildcat Wellness Center to have class opportunities for students to create articles for the “Student Health 101” e-zine at the Wellness Center.

o Collaborated with the Community/Campus Coalition to develop marketing materials for their high-risk drinking efforts.

o Naomi Petersen facilitated a solar energy workshop through the Bonneyville Environmental Foundation that served K12 teachers as well as faculty and students in the sciences. This resulted in the installation of model solar kits in a local elementary school.

o Steve Schmitz and Steve Nourse have been lead CWU partners with the Renton School District in the RWT Program.

o Gary Ballou gave a presentation on Co-Teaching to the Human Resources Department of the Kent School District, resulting in the district expressing serious interest in developing a grant with CWU to provide training in Co-Teaching for district teachers in exchange for placing more CWU student teachers in the district.

o Twenty-one EFC faculty, acting as field supervisors, coordinate placements for and supervise approximately 440 student teachers each year. This involves extensive contact and cooperation with numerous P-12 school districts.

o CWU/Pierce attends Advising Day at area community colleges to share information regarding the Elementary Ed/Literacy program.

o CWU/Pierce hosts an Advisory Council Meeting bi-annually with a group which includes CWU faculty/staff members, and area community college and school district administrators, to discuss a variety of topics, including recruitment of students of color, para-educators, and community college students into the program.

o The Yearlong Internship Program has been active in the county, mainly in Ellensburg, with placements in Kittitas and Thorp.

o Molly Ross serves on Clover Park, School District’s committee for "School Improvement"--specifically for Woodbrook Middle School, which has not been making adequate yearly progress.

o Each quarter, Molly Ross partners with a local school district to help host a job seminar for CWU student teachers.

B. Facilitate interdisciplinary relationships with other universities, colleges, and departments

o Aviation department has a shared faculty position with Big Bend CC to expand offerings at BBCC.

o Courses and programs located at the following community college campuses:

• Moses Lake, Big Bend

• Wenatchee Community College

• Yakima Community College

• Highline Community College

• Edmonds Community College

• Green River Community College

o Naomi Petersen and Jan Byers-Kirsch are collaborating with an assistant dean at SUNY Oswego on a study of field supervision.

o Naomi Petersen is working with a faculty member in the Geography Department at Salisbury University on environmental awareness.

o Steve Nourse and Steve Schmitz have been research partners with a research team from Western Washington University. The research involves a longitudinal study with the RWT Grant through the Professional Education Standards Board.

o Steve Nourse and Steve Schmitz have collaborated with university services and other colleges and departments through the Summer RWT Academy visit to the CWU campus.

o As a result of Gary Ballou’s presentation "A Discussion of the Mental Health of Public School Teachers" at the National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference in Reno, Nevada (October 12, 2010), two professors from the University of North Dakota plan to replicate the study, and asked Ballou to serve as consultant.

o Gary Ballou is working with the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota-Duluth to develop the online training module for CWU field supervisors.

C. Facilitate internal and external partnerships

o Department of Aviation entered a partnership with Boeing Flight Instruction division to develop curriculum and assist with instruction in CWU flight training device labs;

o CWU articulated with Everett and Spokane Community Colleges for degree transfers into Aviation Maintenance Management degree.

o Several faculty partnerships exist between CEPS and other colleges. For example:

• Tim Englund (Math-COTS) continues to work on a grant with Linda Cashman and Ethan Bergman(NEHS-CEPS) to conduct secondary analysis on the School Nutrition Dietary Assessment III study, a USDA data set on school meals. This work is funded by the National Food Service Management Institute in Oxford, Mississippi using USDA funding.

• Rebecca Pearson (PESPH) and Virginia Bennett (NEHS) and a graduate student, Chelsea Murphy (MS Nutrition) work with the local Fish foodbank and WIC agency to provide nutrition education to the community.

• Virginia Bennett and Ethan Bergman (NEHS) and a graduate student Stephanie Woods (MS Nutrition) and three undergraduate students are working with St. Andrews Catholic Church to provide a nutrition education program called Salsa, Sabor, y Salud, to Hispanic Families. Funding is a sub-contract with WSU Cooperative Extension from USDA funding.

• Math (COTS) and Music and Art faculty (CAH) are working with CEPS middle school and literacy faculty to design and implement curricula for the Discovery Alternative School that is housed in Black Hall. English/Language Arts faculty and candidates (CAH) are collaborating with public school teachers from Excel Alternative High School to increase writing proficiency of students in grades 9-12.

• El Ed faculty are working with Psychology faculty to provide an El. Ed. major/ Psychology minor program at Lynnwood.

• Contracts with 96 school districts to provide field experience for teacher preparation candidates

• Beginning discussions re. renewable energy between faculty in COTS & CEPS

o Collaborative work with the following organizations and departments:

• Children’s Village

• Head Start

• University Foundations

• Psychology Department

• English Department


• TEACH, EFCD, Advanced Programs

o Contributed to the leadership of the Washington State Public Health Association by faculty serving as members of the Board of Directors (2), as the Affiliate Representative to the Governing Council of APHA, and as the Editor-in-Chief of their Journal (Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice).

o Supported three students through successful admission to graduate school

o Two students (09 and ’10 grads) added to class speaker list and sought as “Day in the life of a health educator” speakers; more will be added this coming quarter

o Grant written to initiate Ellensburg Community Kitchen - four students currently volunteering (grant work happened Spring 2010).

o Naomi Petersen is working on interdisciplinary research on teacher candidate dispositions, which will include surveying all CTL faculty and staff who interact with education candidates across all certification programs.

o Naomi Petersen has begun three community collaborations that focus on education in informal environments.

• Washington State History Museum model railroad exhibit with the Geography Department.

• Puget Sound Energy Renewable Energy Center at Wild Horse integrated curriculum project with faculty from COTS, CAH, and CEPS.

• The Mid-Columbia Basin Old Nature Environment Study's Coyote Canyon mammoth excavation, which involves working with the science coordinator of ESD 123 as well as K12 faculty at six different Tri-City schools.

o EFC Pilot tested a new model for student teacher field supervision with the PE and Music departments.

o Gary Ballou is working with the Computer Science Department to develop an online training module for field supervisors.

o Gary Ballou collaborates with the Music Department in the supervision of student teachers from that department.

o Gary Ballou teaches MUS 326: Music In The Classroom for the Music Department, which requires that he work directly with the Music Department in updating syllabi and course materials.

o Placed students at the following facilities for Internships:

• Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima

• Kittitas County Public Health, Ellensburg

• Ellensburg Adult Activity Center

• Harrington House, Bellevue

• Domestic Violence Advocacy Support, Kent

• Good Samaritan Hospital, Tacoma

• Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle

• Kitsap County Public Health

• Thurston County Recreation—Olympia

• Okanogan County Public Health, Okanogan

• Echo Glenn Adolescent Justice Center, Snoqualmie Falls

• Spokane Regional Health Department, Spokane

• Multi-Care Hospital, Tacoma

• Pearl Care, Ellensburg

• Kittitas County Justice Center, Ellensburg

• Fire District #1, Ellensburg

• Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, Ellensburg

• Planned Parenthood, Ellensburg

• Vineland Public Health, Vineland, NJ

• CWU Wildcat Wellness Center, Ellensburg

o Created the CWU Public Health Facebook Page

o Partnering with Pink Lady Apples to provide additional “out of the classroom” experiences for Health Education Students.

o Dance Program: Students in the Dance Minor Endorsement program participate in a dance teaching experience at Ellensburg elementary schools yearly.

o Master classes with professional dance companies are hosted by the CWU dance program and open to alumni and both the CWU and Ellensburg community.

Re: CEPS Goal 4, Build mutually beneficial partnerships with alumni, industry, professional groups, institutions and the communities surrounding our campus. Specific: C, Facilitate internal and external partnerships.

1. EXSC Graduate students in PESPH and NEHS instruct PE Activity courses as part of their assistance ships. Each quarter, 2- 3 courses are taught. For the first time, beginning Fall 2010, PESPH has been awarded GA’s. Two Nutrition students from NEHS are instructing in the PE Activity program as part of their assistance ship.

2. Students of the Asia University America program are required to participate in the PE Activity program for the full duration of their education at CWU.

3. ADA, American Disablities Act. People with disabilities are welcome in the PE Activity courses and instructors individualize accordingly.

4. The PE Activity program provides a diverse setting for the pedagogical experiences for undergraduate EXSC practicum students, undergraduate PESPH practicum students and the GA’s from the aforementioned departments.

5. Fashion Merchandising has an advisory board of industry professionals, including alumni. Students also conduct the “Fairy Godmother Project” where majors collect prom clothes and sell them to county teens for a small fee ($5- $20).

GOAL 5: Provide professional, high-quality staffing, facilities, technologies, and appropriate resources to ensure the highest levels of academic and professional development. (CWU Goals 1,2,3)

A. Upgrade and add onto buildings and facilities

o New Aviation Training Center grand opening in October 2009; WA governor visited the facility at t that time

o Hogue Phase I broke ground Fall 2009

o A new building for NEHS has been identified as the 3rd priority in the capital plan

B. Provide and maintain hardware and software technologies

o New faculty get new computers and required professional software when they come to CWU

o Several department use funds from summer net revenues to upgrade faculty technology needs every few years.

C. Increase departmental office goods and services budget

o Annual requests are made, but have not been granted

D. Ensure staffing and lecturer positions are funded to meet department needs

o Annual requests are made for lecturers and, to date, have all been funded

o Staff support positions were decreased 88 hrs last year due to budget cuts. Based on the current hiring freeze, not sure whether upgrades can or will be approved.

E. Expand sources of revenue to support CEPS initiatives

o Approximately $700,000 in grants last year

o Working with the development officer and foundation to identify and submit grants, identify potential donors, and cultivate relationships with alumni and business/industry


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