Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees held their scheduled meeting on December 10, 2018. All members were present.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Task Force Recommendations [P-12/HE (D) 1] – the Committee was provided with an overview of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Task Force recommendations and general themes for the DASA training requirement for certification and other related recommended changes to educator preparation programs. The DASA Task Force was reconvened in 2017 in response to concerns regarding the effectiveness of the DASA training. The reconvened Task Force was charged with examining the content of the DASA training and various means to ensure that prospective school professionals receive effective training before they assume their respective responsibilities. Discussion focused on recommendations and themes that emerged from the reconvened Task Force discussions, specifically the recommendation requiring a three-semester hour multicultural education course that addresses and assesses candidates’ knowledge and abilities related to the means for the prevention of and intervention in harassment, bullying, and discrimination. The Department will work with educator preparation providers to incorporate other essential preparation topics into the multicultural education course or across the current program.