The highest administrative body in SOE is the School Board of Studies. Since SOE is a large School and provides a wide variety of pre-service and in-service teacher education programs and services to its students and other members of the stakeholder community, it has an organizational framework that facilitates sharing of leadership responsibilities in order to provide effective and efficient management and development. In particular, this framework enables substantial devolution of academic, leadership and management responsibilities to committees, recently introduced program pillars/divisions and individuals with unique potential. It is important to stress, however, that the major focus of the SOE is to prepare teachers and teacher educators as well as to provide on-going professional development programs. All its courses and programs are related and the lecturers are specialized in several curricula areas. Therefore, it is difficult to articulate clear discipline-based pillars/divisions and place lecturers in them. Despite this, the qualifications, experience, research, consultancy and community engagement are commensurate with the pillars. These are now being developed and it is expected that they will help rationalize the work of SOE as it unfolds.
School Of Education Pillars (Division)
Assessment & Evaluation
Leadership, Management and Financing Education
Curriculum & Instructions
Professional development and continuing education
- Mr Teweiariki Teaero – Annual Plan Process 2010 (SOE)
- Dr Bob Hogan – Internal and External SOE Review
- Dr Salanieta Bakalevu – FAL Regional Affairs
- Dr Unaisi Nabobo Baba – FAL Postgraduate Studies
While these four pillars concentrate on the learning and teaching priority of the USP Strategic Plan, they also address student support, research and graduate affairs, regional and community engagement, human resources and governance, management and continuous education.
SOE has a number of committees including Program Advisory, Learning and Teaching, and Research and Postgraduate. It also has and several permanent and ad hoc committees. SOE is represented on the USP Council, Senate, Students' Discipline Committee, Library Advisory Committee and Academic Standards and Quality Committee.