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FACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education and promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

Fall 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

1:00 pm           Registration

1:30 pm           Welcome, Introductions and Program Overview

 Marci Greene, FACTE President

 Ron Toll, Provost and Vice President of

 Academic Affairs, FGCU

2:00 pm          Discussion of Member Survey

Marsha Lupi & Research Committee

3:00 pm            Break

3:15 pm            Report from the University of Florida Team

Feedback from Initial and Continuing Approval Standards and Guidelines Research 

Theresa Vernetson, Tom Dana, & Elayne Colon

4:15 pm            Meet the FACTE Executive Director Terry Osborn


Thursday, October 24, 2013

8:30 am             Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am             Policy Update and Advocacy

Jane West, AACTE

10:00 am           Break

10:15 am           Discussion and Questions 

Jane West, AACTE

11:30 am           Lunch and Business Meeting

1:00 pm            Update from the Florida Department of Education

Eileen McDaniel, Chief of Educator

Recruitment, Development and Retention

2:30 pm             Discussion and Future Directions

Marci Greene, Trish Parrish, and Tom Osborne

3:00                  Adjourn


Business Meeting Agenda (Thursday Lunch)

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call of Members – President Marci Greene
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes – Spring ‘13 – Gina Almerico
  4. Budget Report – Eliah Watlington
  5. President’s Report – Marci Greene
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  8. FACTE Leadership Award
  9. Other


New Executive Director

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Terry Osborn, Dean and Professor, College of Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has accepted the position of  Executive Director, FACTE.  Terry comes to us highly recommended and with extensive experience as a managing board member for an international society.


Dr. Shockley has graciously agreed to work with Terry to ensure a smooth transition and an engaging, productive fall conference (Oct. 23- 24, Embassy Suites, Estero Fl.).


I look forward to the pleasure of formally introducing you to Terry during the fall conference. We will also schedule a “get to know the Executive Director” activity.


I want to thank the members of the search committee who worked diligently with me to fill the very big shoes Dr. Shockley leaves. A big thank you to  Dr. Trish Parrish, Dr. Larry Daniel & Dr. Amy Ringue for an outstanding job.


I look forward to seeing you in October.


Best wishes,

Dr. Marci Greene

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