AETL and CTE
Presentation and Discussion
Title: Increasing and
Sustaining Higher Education Faculty Involvement in Improving K-16
Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning:
The Georgia Story
Presenters: Dr. Dorothy Zinsmeister and Dr. Charles Kutal
(from the University System of Georgia)
When: Thursday, February 22, 2007, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Where: Critique Hall, Room 0104
University of Maryland
Background of the Presenters
Dr. Dorothy Zinsmeister is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs with the University System of Georgia (USG) and is Associate
Project Director for the Partnership for Reform in Science and
Mathematics (PRISM). She is a biologist.
Dr. Charles Kutal is Associate Dean of the Franklin College of Arts
and Sciences and is an area PI for PRISM. He is a chemist.
Comments on the Presentation
Drs. Zinsmeister and Kutal were invited by AETL through Don
Langenberg. They visited our campus (and with the provosts of the
USM) in order to discuss a policy recently implemented at USG
involving the reward structure for faculty engaged in college
activities not included in the realm of traditional discipline
research. Their visit was
co-sponsored by CTE.
The USG Policy Manual pertaining to this topic is referred to as
“Work in the Schools”. Selected portions of the Manual follow, as do
the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Regents of USG from
October 10 and 11, 2006 where this topic was discussed.
The after dinner
pose: Spencer, Frank, Chuck,Cindy, Dorothy, Denny and John
Wolfe from USM.
explains the USG policy.
Jordan, Frances, David May
from USM and Don heed how it was done at USG.
Dorothy and Chuck field
questions as Denny moderates.
Denny, Chuck and Dorothy drop
in on Andrea Levy, Associate VP of Academic Affairs.
Dorothy, Provost Destler and Denny after their meeting.
Policy Manual: Section 800: Personnel
803.17 WORK IN THE SCHOOLS
Board of Regents' approval of University System of Georgia
institutions to prepare teachers includes the expectation that
public colleges and universities with a teacher preparation mission
will collaborate with the K-12 schools. University System
institutions that prepare teachers will support and reward all
faculty who participate significantly in approved teacher
preparation efforts and in school improvement through decisions in
promotion and tenure, pre-tenure and post-tenure review, annual review
and merit pay, workload, recognition, allocation of resources, and
other rewards. Participation in teacher preparation and in school
improvement may include documented efforts of these faculty in:
- Improving their own teaching so as to model effective teaching
practices in courses taken by prospective teachers;
- Contributing scholarship that promotes and improves student
learning and achievement in the schools and in the university; and
- Collaborating with public schools to strengthen teaching quality
and to increase student learning.
The Chancellor shall issue guidelines, to be published in the
Academic Affairs Handbook, which serve to encourage formal
institutional recognition and reward for all faculty in realizing
the expectations embodied in this policy (BR Minutes, October 2006).
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
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