• 2016 Task Force on Teacher Education

    AASCU’s 2016 Task Force on Teacher Education is assessing the state of teacher education at member institutions, identifying pockets of innovation and success in the field, and highlighting the vital role of presidents and provosts in strengthening and supporting the effectiveness of their programs for an increasingly diverse P-12 student body. A report, drawing on task force members' insights and results from a survey of AASCU presidents, provosts and education deans, will be released later this year.

    Task Force Members

    • Virginia "Ginny" Horvath, President, State University of New York at Fredonia (Chair)

    • Joseph Aguerrebere, Director, Teacher Education and Public School Programs, California State University System, Office of the Chancellor

    • Ira Blake, Provost, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    • Carol Burris, Executive Director, Network for Public Education

    • Richard Caulfield, Chancellor, University of Alaska Southeast

    • Jenny DeMonte, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, Teacher Education and Education Policy, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

    • Jane Gates, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

    • Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Teacher Education, California State University System, Office of the Chancellor

    • Katy Heyning, Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

    • Elizabeth Hinde, Dean of Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.)

    • Tamara Lucas, Dean of Education, Montclair State University (N.J.)

    • Linda McKee, Senior Director of Performance Measurement and Assessment Policy, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

    • Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, AASCU

    • Francisco Rios, Dean of Education, Western Washington State University

    • Kim Tobey, Executive Director, National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP)

    • Jolanda Westerhof, Associate Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change, AASCU