Standard 5: Element 5

Standard Five: Faculty Qualifications, Performance, and Development

Faculty are qualified and model best professional practices in scholarship, service, and teaching, including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance; they also collaborate with colleagues in the disciplines and schools. The unit systematically evaluates faculty performance and facilitates professional development. Evidence will be provided in this section that supports the statement that Pacific University meets this standard.

Element Five: Collaboration

College of Education faculty members are routinely sought by members of the undergraduate and graduate faculty across the Pacific University campus to assist them with planning instruction and assessment. Many collaborative projects have been established, with and without support from external grants. Some of the reported projects are listed below.

  • Collaboration with professors from colleges and universities internationally and in the region (Oregon University System, University of Toronto, James Madison University, University of Connecticut, Penn State, William and Mary College, Linfield College, Oregon State University, University of Portland, and Portland State University)
  • As a result of a Hewlett Foundation grant, a large number of projects were funded internal to the University that were based on a collaboration between faculty members from different colleges and divisions within the campus. College of Education faculty participated in grant projects with faculty from the College of Arts and Science, the College of Optometry, the Physical Therapy program, and other departments – all with the primary goal of improving teaching.
  • College of Education faculty members have often been tapped to provide workshops at the annual University Fall Retreat, on issues ranging from pedagogy to technology to recycling.

In addition, College of Education faculty members have a very high level of collaboration with P-12 schools and university divisions (as documented in Element One, Table 5.1.5 and in Element Four, Table 5.4.1).