Workgroups are established by the Board of Directors and are assigned a specific charge and outcomes to be completed within a designated period of time. Workgroup members have knowledge, skills, and expertise in a particular area of strategic importance to the Council. The workgroup chair reports to the Board of Directors through the President Elect.
Governance Assessment Workgroup
1. Analyze the size, composition, and charges of CEC’s Board of Directors, committees (standing and non-standing), and advisory groups and make recommendations to address inefficiencies, if any, and incorporate best practices from the field of association management;
2. Develop systems or policies to facilitate adaptability and promote innovation within CEC’s committees, workgroups and advisory groups; and
3. Establish a process for on-going review of CEC’s governance structure(s).
James P. Heiden, Chair
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Standards Development Workgroup
As a Specialized Professional Association within the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), CEC must review and revise its Professional Preparation standards every 7 years. CEC’s revised standards are due for CAEP review/approval in June, 2019.
Charge: Review & revise CEC standards according to the parameters and timeframe prescribed by CAEP to all contributing Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs). Revisions to the CEC standards will be based on CAEP guidelines, evidence-based literature and practices within special education, the recommendations developed by the Framing Paper Workgroup (approved by the CEC Board in 2017) and on public feedback throughout the revision process.
Dee Berlinghoff, Co-Chair
Virginia McLaughin, Co-Chair
"State of the Profession" Workgroup
The purpose of this study is to provide a current snapshot of the state of the profession which will serve as a
data-based foundation for CEC’s leadership activities. This foundation will: establish a baseline and allow us to build trend lines to monitor change; allow us to make data-based decisions on policy, program, and professional development initiatives; and provide support for initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for individuals with disabilities, including those who are twice exceptional, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
| Steering Team
| Bill Bogdan
|| Charlotte Brickhouse
| Mary Ruth Coleman
||Mary Lynn Boscardin
|| Megan Elam
| Susan Fowler
|| Kelly Carrero
|| Concetta Lewis
| Alex Graham, Executive Director
|| Mary Ruth Coleman
|| Julie Norflus-Good
| Judy Harrison, Director of Membership
|| Susan Fowler
|| Cindy Perras
|| Mikki Garcia, CEC President
|| Vicky Spencer
| CEC-PD Response Panel
|| Joan McDonald
|| Benjamin Tillotson
| Pam Gillet
|| Gloria Taradash
| Linda Marsal
|| Paul Zinni
|| Alex Graham
|| Judy Harrison