Unit of the Preparation of Education Professionals (UPEP)
Ohio University’s Unit for the Preparation of Education Professionals (UPEP) spans three colleges, with the primary being The Patton College of Education. Music Education is in the College of Fine Arts and the Modern Languages programs, as well as several methods courses in the arts and sciences disciplines (Mathematics, English), are in the College of Arts and Sciences. UPEP includes faculty representatives from different colleges on campus that are a part of the Unit as well as other stakeholders, including faculty from the five regional campuses, OU administrators, Patton College of Education candidates, and educators from area P-12 schools. The purpose of UPEP is to ensure that the numerous constituents involved in the preparation of education professionals have a way to discuss new initiatives, requirement, and innovations. UPEP meets once per quarter.
The Unit’s Assessment Council supports a culture of dialogue on behalf of continuous program and pedagogical improvement. The AC is a representative subcommittee of the Unit for the Preparation of Education Professionals (UPEP). The AC oversees the planning, development, administration, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of assessments used to monitor the performance of the Unit and its candidates and programs. The Cycle of Unit Assessment Data for Program Improvement provides an illustration of the Unit’s Assessment System. This cycle is implemented on a quarterly basis with data reports beginning at the level of the AC subcommittees and moving through the entire AC, then going to UPEP for final recommendations.
Cornelia Patterson, PhD, PC, CRC
Director of Assessment and Academic Improvement
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
119C McCracken Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701