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Professional Potential

Assessment of Professional Potential (APP)

This form is used for tracking professional conduct/attitudes throughout the Teacher Education Program.  Its purpose is to establish a baseline and identify students’ growth as a result of the program.  The APP is completed by students, cooperating teachers and university supervisors as follows:

Students (self-assessment):
  • F205 instructor reviews professional expectations (APP) as part of the class and students complete an APP self-assessment at the end of the course
  • M201 instructor explains that the APP is part of the field experience evaluation form (only the CT’s completed field experience evaluation form is placed in the student’s clinical file.)
Elementary
  • E339 student completes an APP with paragraph of reflection as to how they have grown professionally
  • M401 students complete as part of field experience evaluation form (end of semester only)
  • M425 students complete as part of field experience evaluation form (final evaluation only)
Secondary
  • M301 students complete as part of the field experience evaluation form (end of semester only)
  • M401 students complete as part of the field experience evaluation form (end of semester only)
  • M480 students complete as part of field experience evaluation form (final evaluation only)
Cooperating Elementary Teachers

M201, M301, M401, M425

Cooperating Secondary Teachers

M201, M301, M401, M480

University Supervisors:
  • M425 (final evaluation only)
  • M480 (final evaluation only)
Faculty Review of Professional Potential (FROPP)

This is a separate form of a specified color (gray) to be used by faculty for student breaches of professional conduct/attitudes that warrant addressing and documenting. 

Printable version of FROPP policy and form

FROPP procedures:

  1. Faculty member has an issue with a student that he/she thinks needs to be documented.
  2. Faculty member completes the form by writing out a description of his/her concerns or by using the APP format.
  3. Faculty member meets with the student to discuss the form and to acquire student’s signature.
  4. Student has a 30-day period in which to write a rejoinder as desired.  After 30 days no written response will be accepted.
  5. Faculty member files the FROPP in a sealed envelope with his/her name and date on the outside of the envelope and places it in the student’s clinical file.
    1. Faculty outside the Division send the form to the Division Chair or DFE (Director of Field Experiences) who then reads and places it in the student’s clinical file in a sealed envelope with the date and faculty member’s name on the outside of the envelope.
  6. If the faculty member notes that his/her FROPP is the 3rd disciplinary action envelope of any kind in the student’s clinical file, then he/she is to alert the DFE in writing.
  7. DFE attains all 3 FROPPs from the clinical folder, reads them, arranges a conference with the student and develops a plan of action for addressing the issues using a STUDENT ALERT FORM.  
  8. If a student is removed from the Teacher Education Program and applies for readmission, the  Admission Committee chair will check that student's file for any sealed envelopes, open and read them.  This information is relevant to the readmissions process and will be considered by the committee in making their determination regarding the readmission.
  9. Some violations require that information be forwarded to certain IU East administrative offices.   Check the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct for details.
Student Alert Form

Used in cases of serious breaches of professional conduct/attitudes requiring immediate and direct attention including a probationary action plan. 

Printable version of Alert Policy and form

Part I
  1. Faculty informs student that an alert is being filed, that a meeting will be convened, and that the student must put their understanding of the situation in writing and bring that document to the meeting.
  2. Faculty involved completes Part I of the Student Alert Form.
  3. Faculty convenes a response team that includes named student(s), involved faculty, student(s)’ advisor(s) and one other faculty.  The team would meet within 48 hours or, at minimum, establish a meeting time within 48 hours.
  4. When the meeting is set, Response Team members will receive the Student Alert Form with Part I completed by the involved faculty.
Part II
  1. Student’s advisor will facilitate the meeting.  If the faculty is the student’s advisor, he/she will ask another faculty to facilitate.
  2. The Response Team Meeting will include the following:
    • opportunity to read student’s written description and ask questions,
    • opportunity for involved faculty to share their desired consequences,
    • development of Probationary Action Plan.
Part III
  1. Signature implies agreement with the Probationary Action Plan.
  2. If an acceptable probationary plan cannot be developed, then the appeals processes as outlined in the Indiana University East Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct will be followed.

*Some violations require that information be forwarded to certain IU East administrative offices.   Check the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct for details.