The Compact’s scope of work includes:

  • Developing parameters for and managing a request for application process to award grants to Ohio institutions of higher education (IHE) to redesign and restructure teacher preparation and education leadership programs, develop meaningful partnerships with P-12 schools, and increase capacity to provide high-quality education to  underserved students in low-resourced areas of the state.
  • Monitoring and supporting the work of IHEs that receive one or more Compact incentive grants
  • Facilitating a community of practice (CoP) to promote shared learning among IHEs representatives engaged in implementation of Compact-awarded incentive grants
  • Planning and carrying out an annual statewide conference and four quarterly meetings per year
  • Supporting focused work on education preparation initiatives through the Compact standing committees
  • Establishing ad hoc working groups to address issues identified by or of concern to members
  • Supporting the work of the Low Incidence Sensory Disability Collaborative to develop a collaborative model of preparation in the area of intervention specialist: visual impairment
  • Arranging for national and state content experts to inform Compact deliberations and decision making
  • Addressing the quality, quantity, and need for personnel, particularly personnel to teach and provide support to children with disabilities and learning difficulties in Ohio
  • Making recommendations related to Ohio’s educator licensure system
  • Conducting reviews of relevant research and literature to inform the state’s educational decision-making
  • Identifying ways to evaluate various aspects of the Compact’s work