Presentation from University of Colorado System
COMMITTEE ON JOINT EDUCATION
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08:24 AM -- Presentation from University of Colorado System
The presenters provided a packet of information on teacher preparation programs in the University of Colorado System (Attachment C).
Michael Poliakoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of Colorado, spoke about the education schools in the University of Colorado System, highlighting some accomplishments including the publication of 30 books on education and 246 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Janet Lopez, Director of P-20 Education Initiatives at the University of Colorado - Denver, talked about her work. She talked about the P-20 concept and the goals of a P-20 education system.
Lynn Rhodes, Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado - Denver, talked to the committee about the mission of the school. She described work being done by the school using grant moneys, including preparing students for teaching in the most challenging schools in the metro area. She talked about work around early childhood special education at the school and assessments.
Paul Teske, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado - Denver, talked about his school. He provided a number of examples of the school's policy centers' work, including work with the Governor's P-20 Council and involvement in Race to the Top preparations, work with Denver Public Schools on the district's ProComp teacher pay program and implementation of innovation schools, and work with the Jefferson County Schools around assessing the costs and benefits of music education programs.
Lorrie Shepard, Dean of the School of Education at the University of Colorado - Boulder, talked about her school. She provided information about the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, CU Teach, and the National Math and Science Initiative.
Dr. La Vonne Neal, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, talked about research to practice and work on culturally responsive teaching. She talked about the federally-funded partnership with Galileo Middle School to address drop-out rates, failing grades, and declining enrollment.
Senator Bacon thanked the panelists. The committee adjourned.