Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Policies:

Governance

11.1 Introduction


Under the direction of the Doctoral Program Director, policies and procedures of the educational leadership doctoral program will be developed normally through a Doctoral Steering Committee and will be brought to the Doctoral Teaching Faculty for review and approval. All such decisions will be subject to review and approval by the Chair of the Department of Leadership, Counseling, and Instructional Technology, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and, as appropriate, the normal governance structure of the College and University.

 

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11.2 College Dean


The Dean of the College of Education and Human Services is the chief academic officer of the College and has final responsibility for all College programs, including the doctoral program.

 

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11.3 Dean of the Graduate School


The primary responsibility of the Dean of the Graduate School is to provide administrative oversight for all graduate programs within the University, including the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. The Dean of the Graduate School works with the Doctoral Teaching Faculty, the graduate faculty, the Graduate Council, and the college deans in the development of policies and procedures for the administration of the doctoral program. The Dean of the Graduate School serves as chair of the University Graduate Council.

 

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11.4 University Graduate Council


The University Graduate Council is responsible for setting standards for graduate programs, for continuous monitoring of standards, for development of new policies and procedures as they are needed, and for reviewing existing policies to provide assurance of University-wide compliance with all graduate standards. The role and responsibilities of the University Graduate Council are described in more detail in the by-laws of the Graduate Council.

 

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11.5 Program Director


Administrative responsibilities for the doctoral program in Educational Leadership are assumed by the Doctoral Program Director. The Doctoral Program Director is recommended by the chair of the department and appointed by the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services. The Doctoral Program Director reports to the Chair of the Department of Leadership, Counseling, and Instructional Technology.

 

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11.6 Doctoral Steering Committee


The Doctoral Steering Committee assures representation for all program constituents in the policy process. Policies and procedures related to the educational leadership doctoral program will be developed through the Doctoral Steering Committee which shall be chaired by the Doctoral Program Director and will be brought to the Doctoral Teaching Faculty for review and approval.

 

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11.6.1 Composition and Term Limits of the Committee

The Doctoral Steering Committee shall consist of seven voting members and two ex officio members. The composition of the Committee is as follows:

  1. The Doctoral Program Director will be a permanent member of the committee and will serve as the committee's chair.
  2. One Educational Leadership faculty representative elected from those faculty with an academic appointment in the Educational Leadership Program for a two year term beginning with an odd numbered year.
  3. One elected representative from the COEHS Graduate Faculty for a two year term beginning with an even numbered year.
  4. One elected representative of the Doctoral Teaching Faculty for a two-year term beginning with an odd numbered year.
  5. The Dean of the COEHS or the Dean's designate will serve as an ex officio, non- voting member of the committee.
  6. The Dean of the Graduate School or the Dean's designate will serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the committee.
  7. Each cohort of students will select annually a representative to serve as a voting member of the committee. A cohort's representation will continue until the end of the academic year their comprehensive examination is administered. Terms are for one year.

11.6.2 Purpose of the Committee

The purpose of the Doctoral Steering Committee will be to assist the Doctoral Program Director in the development of policies and procedures related to the ongoing operation of the program. These shall include, but not be limited to, the areas of curriculum and instructional development, faculty development, student policies, program planning, program budgeting, and program review

11.6.3 Authority of the Committee

All policies will be subject to review and approval by the doctoral teaching faculty, the department chair, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, and, as appropriate, the normal governance structure of the College and University.

11.6.4 Election of Membership

Elections as proscribed in section 11.6.1 above will occur during the Fall Term of each academic year. If an elected member of the Steering Committee is unable to complete the term of membership, the Committee Chair will appoint a replacement to serve out that term.



11.7 Doctoral Teaching Faculty


Doctoral teaching faculty members are responsible for the curriculum of the program and must approve recommended changes in policies and curriculum. The doctoral teaching faculty will meet at least once each semester.

The doctoral teaching faculty will develop learning outcomes for the program. The doctoral program director will report annually to the faculty on progress in achieving the learning outcomes.

 

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