To serve as a preventative and positive force in working to enhance the professional performance of all educators; and,
To ensure that members of the teaching profession in Alaska are qualified and ethical educators
- Promote adherence to the Code of Ethics by certified educators
- Investigate properly filed complaints against certified educators
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Reduce unethical behavior by certified educators|
Target #1: Maintain the integrity of certificated educators in Alaska's public school system
Analysis of results and challenges: In FY2017, 13 educators were sanctioned by the Commission in accordance with AS 14.20.370-14.20.510. Although lower than last year, this drop is not a concern as it is close to the previous nine-year average of 14. This appears to be just part of the typical variation noted over the past several years and is not attributable to any specific cause.
|A1: Core Service - Promote adherence to the Code of Ethics by certified educators|
Target #1: Increase the number of presentations by staff to educators and stakeholders
Analysis of results and challenges: Presentations promote adherence to the Code of Ethics, raise awareness of violations addressed in the Code of Ethics, and provide a framework of analysis of unethical behavior. The Commission’s goal is to increase the number of pre-service and in-service educators who hear presentations. In FY2017 the number of presentations was 14, which is a decrease from previous years. More work is needed to increase the number of presentations.
|A2: Core Service - Investigate properly filed complaints against certified educators|
Target #1: Initiate investigation within 30 days
Analysis of results and challenges: In FY2017 the Commission staff continued to respond in a timely manner to complaints. All complaints, which warranted investigations, had investigations initiated within 30 days of receipt of the complaint, resulting in attainment of the target set in FY2017. In most cases investigation was initiated in a much shorter period of time.
Target #2: Acknowledge complaints and requests for background checks within five business days
Analysis of results and challenges: Procedures were instituted in FY2006 to ensure all complaints were acknowledged in a timely manner. In FY2017 Commission staff continued to acknowledge all complaints within five business days. Staff also responded to background checks within five business days, many times within 24 hours.
Current as of December 27, 2018