Woodring Advisory Council

The Woodring Advisory Council serves as a broad-based advisory group that provides feedback to the Dean on important items that influence faculty, staff, and students within the college. This visioning group addresses potential future directions and their implications at regularly scheduled meetings and reporting back to their constituent groups on the topics discussed.


The Woodring Advisory Council discusses wide-ranging issues that may include:

  • Implications of adding or eliminating programs within the college.
  • Discuss implications of proposed bylaws revisions.
  • Impact of budget cuts and/or budget growth on college programs and staff.
  • Innovative curricular additions.
  • Creative partnerships with community groups.
  • Discussions of college climate and its impact on students, staff, and faculty.
  • Roles of professional development/research/service centers.
  • College-level evaluations.
  • Initiatives advanced either from within or outside the College.
  • Strategic planning.
  • International directions.
  • Propose and review professional development proposals for the College.
  • Other visioning topics brought to the group by the Dean and others.


Membership includes the following administrative positions in the college:

  • Director of Technology Services,
  • Director of Certification, Accreditation and Admissions,
  • Director of the Office of Field Experiences,
  • Operations Manager,
  • Director of RN to BSN Program,
  • Development Director,
  • Data Management and Assessment Specialist,
  • a chair representative from one of the four academic departments (Special Education and Education Leadership, Elementary Education, Health and Community Studies, and Secondary Education),
  • the Associate Dean,
  • the Dean,
  • a representative from the Faculty Governance Committee,
  • a representative from the Equity and Diversity Committee,
  • the Co-Chairs of the Woodring Staff Advisory Committee (WSAC) or other representative(s) as approved by the WSAC,
  • a representative from one of the WCE centers,
  • two (2) student representatives,
  • a representative from the Technology Committee.

All meetings are open to all faculty, staff, and students.