Field Experience Advisory Committee
Joseph Amorino, Ed.D.
Linda Cahir, Ed.D.
Lily Chen-Hafteck, Ph.D.
Jo Hoffmann, Ed.D.
Marjorie Kelly, Ed.D.
Josh Palgi, Ed.D.
Susan Polirstok, Ed.D.
Nora Pollard, Ed.D.
The committee will be called Kean University Field Experience
Advisory Committee and authorized by Kean University College of Education
The committee is created for the purpose of providing direction and
guidance to the Teaching Performance Center and advising on matters that
concern the planning, implementing and evaluation of the field experience
program. Authority and responsibility for the program reside ultimately with
IV. Relationship to the Kean University School of Education
- To support the mission of the Teaching Performance Center.
- To enhance communications between school and agency personnel and Kean
University faculty and staff.
- To develop support for and commitment to the clinical components of
teacher preparation programs.
- To consider policies, procedures and practices relevant to the field
experience program and to recommend constructive and necessary changes.
V. Membership Composition
The Field Experience Advisory Committee is expected to offer
recommendations for the pre-service teacher education program. These
recommendations are forwarded to the Kean University School of Education
Administrative Council, the governing body of the School of Education.
Members of the Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Dean of the
College of Education based upon the recommendations of the Director of the
Teaching Performance Center. The membership will consist of a cross-section of
P-12 teachers and administrators of partnership schools, University faculty,
alumni, clinical supervisors, and the director, assistant director, and
administrative assistant of the Teaching Performance Center.
A term of membership shall last for three years, beginning July 1 of the
appointed year. Members may be appointed for a maximum of two terms.
VII. Facilitator and Recorder
The Director of the Teaching Performance Center will serve as the
facilitator and Teaching Performance Center Administrative Assistant will
serve as the recording and corresponding secretary for each meeting.
The Field Experience Advisory Committee will meet a minimum of four (4)
times per year (September, November, February, and May). Written notice of
the meetings will be mailed to members at least three (3) weeks before the
meeting. Whenever possible, notices will be electronically sent to members
with email accounts.
A focused agenda will be used with time allotted for communication or
concerns in the field. Minutes of each meeting will be kept and a copy will
be mailed with the next meeting notice. Recommendations passed by a majority
vote and reports from the committee will be submitted in writing to the
director who will in turn request that such recommendations be placed on the
agenda of the College of Education Administrative Council for discussion.
Members who are absent from meetings without reasonable cause for two
successive meetings will be considered to have resigned their seats. The
Director will appoint a person to complete the term of the vacancy.
While members are expected and encouraged to discuss the field experience
activities within the school community, members shall not report committee
memberís opinions expressed in the meetings nor shall they report independently
on committee recommendations.