Members Present: Gwen Adell, Derek Berger, Vince Bertram, Alena Bogucki, Jeannine Browning, Chris Carr, Michelle Harrell, John Jacobson, Phil Metcalf, Laurie Mullen, Kate Webber and Anthony Williams.
Speakers: Ruth Jones and John Merbler
Phil Metcalf called the meeting to order at 9:31 a.m.
One change was made to the June 14, 2012 minutes.
Under the Innovative Education Grant Committee section, the name of John Jacobson in the third numerated item was changed to the Dean.
Upon a motion by Gwen Adell and second by Alena Bogucki, the June 14, 2012 amended minutes were approved by voice vote.
Teachers College PresentationsRuth Jones spoke about the immersive learning project “High Riding Art and Equestrian Day Camp” she helped to develop. The camp was held June 11-15, 2012 at the Mackey-McCannon Farm in Blackford County. Student teams planned and implemented all aspects of the camp. Community partners, Blackford County Community Foundation, Mackey-McCannon Farm, Blackford County Schools, Hillcroft Association, Ball State University Building Better Communities, and Ball State Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fellows assisted in overall planning.
This was a recreation camp that included science, equestrian activities, music, arts and crafts. For some of the Ball State student, the camp offered them their first opportunity to engage with special needs children.
The camp was provided at no cost to the families of the thirteen participating children. This year’s campers had a 92 percent attendance rate.
All community partners want to continue working with Ball State to facilitate the program in the coming year. Burris Laboratory School is being considered as a new partner. Goals to enhance the program include:
John Merbler gave an updated report on the ABA and autism programs. The autism camp held this past summer at the Isanogel Center was very successful. Over 35 children participated, parental feedback was positive, and funding for the next 5 years looks promising.
Programs offered at Ball State include master’s degree in ABA with an emphasis in autism and special education, and certificates in autism, ABA and RTI. Students participating in these programs represent 40 states and one international student. Five hundred and ninety-eight students attend class during the summer 2012 session.
Credit hours and revenue generated from these programs continue to increase. As of August 6, 2012, student enrollment for the master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism is up to approximately 730.
The programs are staffed with three tenured track professors (David McIntosh, John Merbler, and Susan Wilczynski), four contract professors (Brittany Dale, Mary Jo Wark, Angela Bricker, and Belinda Hughes), one professional staff member (Bonnie Krupa), and nine adjunct faculty members (Joyce Battersby, Bryce Taylor, Janice Shapiro, Laura Grant, Allison Labrie, Robert Ryan, Courtney Bierman, Gwen Martin, and Joe Dixon).
Review of Constitution and BylawsJohn Jacobson presented the proposed changes made to the constitution and bylaws by the committee in July. Upon a motion by Jacobson and second by Vince Bertram, the proposed changes and creation of the new document was approved by voice vote.
Innovative Education GrantThe following changes were made to the Innovative Education Grant forms:
Online: The first sentence should be replaced with the following text and made to be the first paragraph: Ball State Teachers College Alumni Society annually awards grant money to graduates of Teachers College or any other educator program at Ball State University who have an innovative idea they would like to implement in a school, classroom, or other area related to education.
Printable: The first paragraph should be replaced with the following text: Ball State Teachers College Alumni Society annually awards grant money to graduates of Teachers College or any other educator program at Ball State University who have an innovative idea they would like to implement in a school, classroom, or other area related to education.
On second page, the social security number section will be removed.
The dean asked Laurie Mullen give the grant exposure by publicizing it in upcoming publications.
Teachers College Outstanding Alumni AwardThe following changes were made to the Outstanding Alumni Award forms:
Online: The date the supporting material is due was changed from June to April.
Printable: In the opening paragraph, after the very last sentence, the following sentence was added: Nomination submissions should be 500 words or less.
Teachers College Alumni ScholarshipThe Teachers College Alumni Scholarship form will be put online as a workable document. Currently it is in a printable format only.
Committee Assignments for 2013
Outstanding Alumni Awards: Adell, Garringer, Jacobson, and RobinsonInnovative Grant: Bertram and WilliamsTeachers College Alumni Scholarship: Metcalf, Bogucki, Browning, and EsterlineNominating: Robinson and MorrisonBudget: Jacobson and Metcalf
Election of Officers for 2013Prior to the election, a discussion was held on term expiration dates. Terms due to expire December 2012 are Garringer, Carr, Metcalf, and Bogucki. Should all four members leave the board in December, there would be a great loss of seasoned members at one time.Upon a motion by Jacobson and second by Bertram, terms for Garringer, Carr, Metcalf, and Bogucki were extended for one year to allow for a better transition to new term limits set by the changes in the constitution. Motion was approved by voice vote.
Jacobson, Webber, and Harrell will meet to restructure the existing terms time frames for better cohesive flow.
Upon a motion by Metcalf and second by Jacobson, the following 2013 officers were approved by voice vote:
President: Phil MetcalfVice-President: Vince BertramSecretary: Anthony WilliamsCouncil Representative: Gwen Adell
Dean’s ReportJacobson gave a brief report on the changes, updates, and accomplishments within the college. Some of the areas covered included:
Next Board MeetingThe next board meeting is Thursday, June 20, 2013. Committee meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Alumni Center.
AdjournmentThe meeting adjourned at 12:13 p.m., and lunch with the Teachers College Scholarship recipients followed.
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