Georgia State University: Selected for a CEEDAR IHE Spotlight

Go Panthers!

An Organic Approach to Program Review and Continual Improvement

Notable Accomplishments

  • Reviewed data and identified six key areas of improvement aligned with mission of college
  • Hosted a retreat for teacher and leader education programs focused on motivating and engaging faculty in college-wide vision of reform
    • Representatives from state agencies and university system attended
    • Speakers included principal and a teacher candidate 
    • Breakout sessions in each of the key areas, led by in-house experts 
    • 17 program areas chose two key areas of emphasis 
  • Conducted review of evidence-based practices (EPBs), including analysis of 99 syllabi
  • Shared results within and across programs

Efforts Currently Underway

  • Reviewing college-wide results to determine unit-level needs
  • Engaging monthly professional development forums focused on key areas 
  • Revising syllabi to fill gaps and adjust for alignment within and across programs

In Their Own Words

DaShaunda Patterson

Sheryl Moss

About GSU

gsu-logoEstablished: 1913

Location: Atlanta, GA

Total enrollment: 53,000

Colors: Blue, White, and Red

Mascot: Pounce the Blue Panther

Teacher Preparation: Georgia State University has more than a dozen graduate degree programs in the College of Education and Human Development to complement their excellent undergraduate teacher preparation program–in 2015-2016 99% of GSU’s initial teacher preparation candidates passed the edTPA performance assessment required for certification in Georgia.

Georgia State University

Did you know that the Georgia State UniversityCollege of Education and Human Performance offers more than two dozen graduate degree programs? Check out GSU’s website!

Want to Learn More about GSU’s Approach?

In June of 2016, Joyce E. Many, Carla Tanguay, Sheryl Moss, and Tracy McKinney from GSU presented to other CEEDAR intensive participants about how GSU is working to break down departmental silos and pursue common college-wide reform goals.

At the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Teacher Education Division annual conference in 2016, a team of CEEDAR and GSU personnel discussed how general education, special education, and leadership faculty members worked collaboratively on common reform efforts at GSU.

Joyce Many, associate dean of undergraduate studies and educator preparation in the College of Education and Human Development at GSU, shared GSU’s progress as a part of a conversation on program review and enhancement at the 2016 CEEDAR-IRIS Cross-State Convening. Click the thumbnail above to view her portion of that presentation.

Interested in more details about GSU’s great work? Contact Georgia State University lead DaShaunda Patterson or CEEDAR lead Meg Kamman or Erica McCray

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