Sac State University Policy Manual

Council on the Preparation of School Personnel (CPSP)

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Policy File Number: FSC00050.htm


I. DEFINITIONS

" Subject Matter Program " refers to a planned body of courses and experiences developed in consultation with the community and approved by the University and by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), that meet CCTC Standards for subject matter preparation for the California basic teaching credentials in Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist in Special Education. A Subject Matter Program may stand apart from Professional Preparation Programs leading to basic teaching credentials or it may be "blended" with a basic teaching credential program, if the blended option has been approved by the University and by the CCTC as meeting separate CCTC Standards for Blended Programs.

" Professional Preparation Program " refers to a planned body of courses and experiences, developed in consultation with the community and approved by the University and by CCTC, that prepare candidates for basic teaching credentials, specialist credentials, and/or service credentials and certificates. Such programs prepare certificated personnel for work in a variety of professional roles in California's schools. As noted above, Professional Preparation Programs leading to basic teaching credentials may be articulated with Subject Matter Programs and seek University and CCTC approval as Blended Programs.

II. AUTHORITY

The Council On The Preparation Of School Personnel (CPSP) is a permanent subcommittee of the Curriculum Policies Committee (CPC). The Council shall:

A. Review all Subject Matter Programs and Professional Preparation Programs for compliance with the University's academic policies and regulations and for compliance with the CCTC guidelines, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and other accrediting bodies for submission through appropriate review procedures of the University and for submission to the CCTC for approval by that agency.

B. Review policies and programs pertaining to the Professional Education Programs.

C. Recommend, as appropriate, revisions of course work or programs in the Subject Matter and/or Professional Preparation Programs.

III. CHARGE

A. Stimulate and model cooperation among all areas concerned with Subject Matter and Professional Preparation Programs.

B. Identify and define issues related to the effective implementation of Subject Matter and Professional Preparation Programs.

C. Organize and direct a response to defined problems.

D. Review, study, and make recommendations concerning Subject Matter Programs, Blended Programs, and all aspects of the professional education program.

E. Recommend policy concerning curricular aspects of the Subject Matter and Professional Preparation Programs.

F. Review and respond as appropriate to findings and recommendations contained in all Program Review and Accreditation Reports for Subject Matter and Professional Preparation Programs.

IV. PROCEDURES AND IMPLEMENTATION

A. Course change proposals, program change proposals, new course proposals and/or new program proposals for Subject Matter and Professional Preparation Programs must be prepared, reviewed and approved by the appropriate program.

NOTE. The proposal forms and associated materials are specified in the University Manual, which is accessible from the University's Web page. All University procedures apply except for review and approval by the Curriculum Subcommittee.

1. For course change specifications go to http://www.csus.edu/acaf/univmanual/crspsl.htm .
2. For program changes go to http://www.csus.edu/acaf/univmanual/mdftnprg.htm .
3. For new programs go to http://www.csus.edu/acaf/univmanual/newdegpro.htm .

B. Accreditation documents associated with proposed course change proposals, program change proposals, new course proposals and/or new program proposals for Subject Matter and Professional Preparation Programs must be prepared, reviewed and approved by the appropriate program.

C. Program approved proposals and associated accreditation documents must be forwarded to the College Academic Council for review and recommendation.

D. College Academic Council approved proposals and associated accreditation documents must then be forwarded to Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Programs or designee is then responsible for moving the proposals to CPSP for review and recommendation.

E. CPSP approved proposals must then be forwarded to the Senate for final approval.

NOTE. The University-level curriculum approval process is specified in the University Manual, which is accessible from the University's Web page. All University procedures apply except for review and approval by the Curriculum Subcommittee.

1. For course change specifications go to http://www.csus.edu/acaf/univmanual/crspsl.htm .
2. For program changes go to http://www.csus.edu/acaf/univmanual/mdftnprg.htm .
3. For new programs go to http://www.csus.edu/acaf/univmanual/newdegpro.htm .

F. When General Education and Graduation Requirements are to be satisfied within the program (e.g., Liberal Studies, Child Development B) the proposal must receive approval from the General Education Policies/Graduation Requirements Committee before submission to CPSP for final recommendation to the Senate.

G. In addition to the process as specified above, copies of the agenda and minutes of each CPSP meeting should be forwarded to the Curriculum Policies Subcommittee.

H. Election of the chair will occur in the first meeting of the fall semester.

I. A simple majority of the voting members will constitute a quorum.

JI. Academic Affairs shall provide for the clerical support, including but not limited to notice and establishing meeting dates, taking and disseminating meeting minutes, circulating printed materials, general correspondence and the preparation of draft and final reports, posting of information on a WEB page, etc.

V. MEMBERSHIP

There shall be the following voting members, nominated by the respective Deans and confirmed by the Curriculum Policies Committee or, absent a timely meeting of the Committee, by the Committee Chair:

A. Seven members from the College of Education (at least one of the seven members must also be a Faculty Senator):

· 5 members at large
· 1 member from the Teacher Preparation and Credentials Office
· 1 member, Chair of Teacher Education

B. Nine members from other Colleges involved with the preparation of school personnel including:

· Two members from the College of Arts and Letters (one member representing Single Subject Programs and one member representing Multiple Subject Programs - in addition, at least one of the two members must also be a Faculty Senator)

· Two members from the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (one member representing Single Subject Programs and one member representing Multiple Subject Programs)

· Two members from the College of Health and Human Services (one member representing Kinesiology and Health Science)

· Two members from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (one member representing Single Subject Programs and one member representing Multiple Subject Programs)

· One member from the College of Continuing Education

D. Two student members appointed by Associated Students Inc. in the spring semester: one student representing Subject Matter Programs and one student representing Professional Preparation Programs.

E. Ex officio (nonvoting) members:

1. Liaison from Senate Curriculum Policies Committee.

F. Terms of membership:

1. A student term is one year with the possibility of reappointment.

2. All other terms will be three years, with the possibility of reappointment. Appointments will be staggered in order to insure, as far as possible, that approximately one-third of the members are appointed each year.

3. Members will also serve on the CSUS Community Partnership Council on the Preparation of School Personnel during their term of service.

4. During the spring semester the Faculty Senate will seek nominations for new term appointments from the College Deans. The Curriculum Policies Committee will then approve the appointments of CPSP members with terms beginning in the following academic year.

Revised, November 20, 2003, Faculty Senate