College of Menominee Nation
Policies & Practices
In accordance with (PI 34.06(1)(a)(1)), the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) maintains relevant policies and practices affecting the preparation of professional school personnel. These policies and practices pertain to organizational structure; faculty; facilities, technology, instructional resources and support; student services; and student recruitment, admission, and retention.
The Organizational Structure
The organizational structure of the College of Menominee Nation identifies the Dean of Letters and Science to appoint Departmental Chairs from existing faculty within each department. Five Departmental Chairs, responsible for their departments, are Business and Public Administration; Teacher Education; Humanities; Mathematics and Science; and Social Science (PI34.10).
The Departmental Chair of the Education Department has the responsibility for the evaluation of the performance and outcomes of CMN’s Teacher Education Program within the context of its mission and conceptual framework, policies affecting the teacher candidates, collaboration with employing schools and districts, and program approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Further imperatives include the Menominee Language Culture ordinance to incorporate tribal language and culture.
CMN’s policy employs and promotes qualified faculty consistent with federal law and regulations for equal employment opportunities as well as with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW) ordinances for employment and policies for employment adopted by the CMN Board of Directors. To ensure implementation of policies, the Human Resources Director is responsible for the coordination of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmation Action Plan of CMN. These hiring practices at CMN allow the Dean of Letters and Science to recruit and hire faculty in accordance with the qualifications stated in PI 34.11 regarding degree in assigned area of responsibility and knowledge of early childhood/elementary curriculum and practices.
Human Resources reviews and checks resumes for Professional Development Plan in Wisconsin, checks references, documents interview questions and responses, and files pertinent information on the Teacher Education website. Contracted faculty serve as program advisors for the Teacher Education Program in addition to their teaching responsibilities. Students first meet with program advisors and academic advisors from the Student Services Department. Teacher Education advisors guide them through the process of completing the coursework, portfolios, and the field experiences in the teacher education program with accompanying requirements. Behavioral and academic reporting is another service provided by the Teacher Education Department.
The CMN Teacher Education Advisory Board oversees the effective operation of CMN’s Teacher Education Program in
accordance with its conceptual framework; philosophy and goals; the requirements of CMN; tribal imperatives, including
the Menominee Language and Culture Commission and the National Indian Education Study; the Higher Learning
Commission; and the State of Wisconsin (DPI) including the DPI Early Learning Standards.