University Connection Committee
The purpose of the University Connection Committee (UCC) is to provide a link between the area school districts, the region service center, the local community and the Department of Teacher Education at East Texas Baptist University (ETBU). The members of the UCC will provide input on matters concerning the teacher preparation program as well as local trends and mandates. The members will also be asked to help the Department as it recruits new students for the program.
The UCC will consist of representatives from the following:
1. Public and/or private schools in the area
2. Region VII Service Center
3. Institutions of Higher Education – Wiley, TSTC, Panola
4. Business and Community Interests
Term of Membership
Each member will serve a one year appointment with the appointment renewable at the end of each year.
Each member must represent one of the categories listed above.
Persons serving on the UCC should be recognized as having high levels of honesty, sincerity, respect for the integrity of others, and highly interested in the education of pre-service teachers.
Unless otherwise notified, the UCC will meet once a semester during the lunch hour (12:00-1:00 p.m.) in the Phillips Dining Hall located on the ETBU campus. The dates of the meetings will be set during the summer and the committee members notified well in advance of the meetings.
1. Regularly attend each of the UCC meetings
2. Offer input on matters such as:
a. Long-term planning
b. Recruiting students
c. Current educational trends
d. Program evaluations and performance
e. Other as needed