UUP Reports & Statements


2015

Faulty Teacher Certification Process Unfair to Students and Programs; Threatens Diversity in the Teaching Profession
UUP Fact Sheet: Governor's Assault on Teacher Prep Programs
UUP/NYSUT/PSC Joint Statement on the edTPA, February 2015
Letter from UUP President Fred Kowal and VPA Jamie Dangler to Secretary Arne Duncan; comments on the
U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations for teacher preparation programs, Feb. 2, 2015

Letter from UUP President Fred Kowal to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and Office of Management and Budget;
comments on the Department of Education’s proposed regulations to implement requirements for the teacher preparation
program accountability system, Jan. 2, 2015

Letter from UUP President Fred Kowal to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; comments on proposals by
U.S. Department of Education to the teacher preparation program accountability system


2014

Testimony on the New Statewide Teacher Certification Requirement, the edTPA by Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D. President - April 30, 2014
UUP edTPA Fact Sheet, March 2014
Letter from UUP President Fred Kowal to NY Assemblywoman Deborah J. Glick;
Request to delay edTPA implementation, Jan. 7, 2014


2013

Fred Kowal letter to Chancellor Zimpher, Setpember 2013
Chapter recruitment flier, September 2013
Rethinking Student Teaching, April 2013

2012

Comments on Draft Statewide Plan for Higher Education, December 2012
Comments on SED Proposed Data Profiles, September 2012
Committee Chair: Jamie Dangler
UUP Vice-President for Academics
jdangler@uupmail.org


Charge:

To represent UUP on the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Workgroup, monitor changes in Teacher Education program requirements, monitor NYS directives and proposals for Teacher Education programs, assist in developing UUP responses to State Education Department proposals and initiatives through recommendations to the President for UUP, assess the impact of changes in Teacher Education programs on UUP members.

UUP is an affiliate of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). The UUP Teacher Education Task Force is part of the NYSUT Teacher/School Leader Preparation Work Group. Through participation in the NYSUT Work Group UUP members have opportunities to share information and engage in collaborative work with NYSUT officers and staff as well as members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Why the task force is important?

The Task Force serves as UUP’s organizational locus, connecting members from across the state in a broader effort to address Teacher Education issues. Academics and professionals involved in SUNY teacher preparation programs work together to:

Share information and ideas

Provide input to the leadership of UUP/NYSUT for the development of official communications, proposals, strategies, and action plans to address teacher education issues

Serve as liaisons between the UUP leadership and our members at the chapter level

Participate in meetings with State and SUNY officials

Disseminate information about opportunities to participate in state-level or national discussions, comment periods, or other forums for input.