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EDICUT - Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas

Organization Objectives:

To enhance the basic philosophy underlying the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT):

* To provide leadership for the delivery of teacher education in private universities and colleges.

* To provide mutual cooperation in efforts to address issues and concerns specific to private universities and colleges.

* To increase public awareness and improve public perception of the preparation of educators in private universities and colleges

2023-2024 Officers


DeAnna Jenkins

Dallas Baptist University


Mike Rosato

Howard Payne University


Angeli Wilson

St. Mary's University


Neva Cramer

Schreiner University


Robin Griffith

Texas Christian University

Past President:

Suzanne Nesmith

Baylor University 


EDICUT offers annual awards to support and recognize teacher educators and pre-service teachers.

EDICUT Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award


EDICUT’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award provides a platform for teacher educators to develop innovative teaching and learning research, resources, and activities in the field of education. Recipients of the annual award will receive up to $2,000 to support the development and/or implementation of their specified project as well as a travel and conference expense stipend to attend the next annual CSOTTE conference/EDICUT meeting at which they will be expected to present findings of their final/in-progress work. 

Award Description and Application Process

EDICUT Pre-Service Teacher Award

Each member college or university may select one outstanding pre-service teacher to receive the EDICUT Pre-service Teacher Award. Award criteria are determined by the college or university, and a plaque is provided by EDICUT for the award recipient. 


Annual Membership: October – September (membership due dates coincide with the Fall CSOTTE Conference)

Annual Dues:  $75.00


Please email Dr. Neva Cramer at with any questions regarding membership

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