3.4 Evidence for the onsite BOE team to validate during the onsite visit
(3) Additional information needed regarding specific criteria for clinical faculty
In the professional education unit, specifically hired and credentialed faculty are the primary supervisors of candidates in schools, and field experience outcomes are specifically tied to dispositions and programmatic expectations as well as clinical performance expectations appropriate for the stage of professional development. Clinical faculty possess advanced and/or terminal degrees in the appropriate fields which correlate with their program placements as well as significant public school experience. Arts and Sciences faculty in music, art, and physical education often act as supervisors of candidates in those areas when teaching load permits and/or assist the coordinator of field placement in identification of qualified individuals. UTC is also fortunate to have access to a pool of outstanding and qualified retired principals, assistant principals, and accomplished P-12 faculty who have extensive experience in teacher evaluation.
All faculty who supervise, regardless of status, receive periodic training in the use of the evaluation instrument, how to support candidate development of professional portfolios, and other required elements. The Coordinator of Field Placement conducts training orientation sessions at least annually to review the responsibilities of supervision for particular programs. She also meets individually with any new clinical faculty charged with supervising and/or evaluating candidates.
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