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College Response to Core Council

This page contains links to various documents that have been written in response to the recommendations from the Core Council. The documents are arranged in chronological order with the most recent at the top and beginning with the actual memo from the Core Council.

This page contains links to various documents that have been written in response to the recommendations from the Core Council. The documents are arranged in chronological order with the most recent at the top and beginning with the actual memo from the Core Council.

Refined Model for Director and Program Coordinator Positions and Appointments for 2014-15 (6-28-14)

June 28, 2014 document outlining the refined model for the Director and Program Coordinator positions.  The 2014-15 appointments to these positions are also included in this document.

Update on College World Campus Planning (02-13-2014)

February 13, 2014 memo from Dean David Monk to members of the College providing an update on World Campus program planning in the College of Education.

Director and Program Coordinator Appointments for 2013-14 (08-13-13)

August 13, 2013 email from Dean David Monk to members of the College of Education regarding the Director and Program Coordinator appointments for the 2013-14 academic year based on the new model of curriculum coordination that was implemented last year.

Update on a New Design for the Study of Student Affairs (6-30-13)

June 30, 2013 memo from Dean David Monk and Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims to members of the College of Education and Other Interested Parties providing an update on the progress that has been made and to clarify a few points regarding the governance structure for the new degree that was developed through a unique partnership between the College of Education and Student Affairs at Penn State.

Update on World Campus Planning (03-12-13)

March 12, 2013 memo from Dean David Monk to members of the College providing an update on World Campus planning in the College of Education.

Update on a New Design for the Study of Student Affairs

December 17, 2012 memo from Dean David Monk and Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims to members of the College of Education and Other Interested Parties endorsing a new degree program for Student Affairs being developed within the College of Education.

Memo to Vice President for Research/Dean of the Graduate School and the Vice President for Outreach Regarding a Proposed Experiment for Strengthening Education's World Campus Offerings

November 7, 2012 memo from Dean David Monk to Hank Foley and Craig Weidemann expressing an interest in pursuing an experiment with the College of Education's World Campus offerings to facilitate the development of strong programs.

Memo to Colleagues in the World Campus RE Strengthening Education's Portfolio within the World Campus

October 1, 2012 memo from Dean David Monk to David Sylvia and colleagues in the World Campus regarding strengthening the College of Education's program offerings within the World Campus.


Open Letter to Members of the College Regarding an Update on Curricular Coordination

July 16, 2012 memo from Dean Monk to members of the College of Education providing an Update on curricular coordination in the College.

Open Letter to College Faculty Council RE Curricular Coordination

The February 26, 2012 letter from Dean David Monk to the College Faculty Council regarding next steps in the development of a new model for curricular coordination.

Open Letter to College of Education Faculty

The September 18, 2011 open letter to College of Education Faculty from Dean David Monk describing the new balance between local and more centralized oversight for the College's instructional programs.

Responses to the Core Council Recommendations

April 29, 2011 memo from Dean David Monk to Provost Rodney Erickson reporting actions taken and progress made toward the Core Council recommendations outlined in the August 4, 2010 memo to Dean David Monk.

Update and Charge for the New EPCSE Curriculum Committee

April 19, 2011 memo from Dean David Monk to the CECPR and ESPSE Departments providing an update and charge for the new Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE) curriculum committee.

Clarification Regarding Faculty Consultation

March 3, 2011 memo from Dean David Monk to Susan Youtz, Executive Director of the University Faculty Senate, clarifying the nature and extent of faculty consultation that has occurred within the College of Education related to the proposed deparmtent merger.

Department Merger Proposal

February 15, 2011 memo from Dean David Monk and the proposal requesting approval to combine the Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services (CECPR) with the Department of Educational and School Psychology and Special Education (ESPSE) and the subsequent name change for the new merged department.

Progress Report #3

January 27, 2011 memo from Dean David Monk describing the status of the name selection for the new department and the evolving interface between the College Student Affairs master's degree and the master's degree in Higher Education.
Public Statement on College Department and Program Changes in Response to Core Council Recommendations

Posted on Dec. 22, 2010, this statement has been shared with the media and individuals inquiring about the recently announced changes.

Interim Vision and Design Committee Charge

January 6, 2011 memo from Dean David Monk charging the Interim Vision and Design Committee for the College's new Educational Psychology graduate program.

Decision Memo from Dean Monk

December 13, 2010 memo from Dean David Monk to members of the College of Education providing his reactions to the December 8, 2010 Re-Design Advisory Team report.

Re-Design Advisory Team Report to Dean

December 8, 2010 Re-Design Advisory Team report to Dean David Monk identifying options for graduate study in the new combined department.

Progress Report #2

December 9, 2010 memo from Dean David Monk providing the latest progress in response to the Core Council recommendations.

Progress Report #1

October 16, 2010 memo from Dean David Monk, the first of a number of periodic updates, providing our progress in response to the Core Council recommendations.

Re-Design Advisory Team Charge

October 7, 2010 memo from Dean David Monk charging the Re-Design Advisory Team (Re-DAT).

Faculty Council Memo Regarding Core Council Recommendations

September 9, 2010 memo from Dean David Monk to members of the College Faculty Council regarding next steps in response to the recommendations from the Core Council.

Core Council Recommendations

August 4, 2010 memo from Provost Rodney Erickson to Dean David Monk outlining the recommendations for the College of Education from the Academic Program and Administrative Services Core Council (Core Council) and the University Park Academic Review Coordinating Committee (UPARCC).