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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 15, 2013.

Action Items

Action on Proposed Amendments to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Renewals of Provisional Certificates and Reissuances of Initial Certificates.   Your Committee approved amendments to sections 80-1.7 and 80-1.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education related to renewals of provisional certificates and reissuances of initial certificates.  This amendment will become effective January 30, 2013.

Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 12, 2013.

Action Items

The 2012-2020 Statewide Plan for Higher Education.  Your Committee reviewed the final draft of the Statewide Plan for Higher Education.  Staff provided a summary of the key points of the two public hearings held, the comments received from the Board, and the additions and/or changes made as a result of this input.  Your Committee recommends the Board approve the 2012-2020 Statewide Plan for Higher Education.

Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 11, 2013.

Panel on On-Line Learning in Higher Education.  Your Committee held a discussion related to on-line learning. Topics included national trends in on-line learning, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), how NY-based colleges are responding to the expansion of on-line learning (how are assessments being made, how are faculty being trained), and an example of what kinds of partnerships higher education institutions are exploring to incorporate on-line learning into their programs.

Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education Committee and Higher Education Committee held a joint meeting on June 17, 2013.  All members were present.

ACTION ITEM

Adoption of New Linkage Rules and an Enhanced Growth Model for Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPRs)

Your Committees recommend that the Board of Regents approve the linkage rules, the addition of student growth measures for principals in schools with grades 9-12 and an enhanced growth model for APPRs conducted in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years, all as described in the item;

Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 17, 2013.

Discussion Items

Presentation on Program Profiles.  Your Committee discussed the Higher Education Data Profiles.  The Profiles will provide useful information for the State Education Department, teacher and principal preparation programs, candidates, schools and districts, and the public that can be used for program improvement, program selection, and candidate recruitment and hiring.  The Department continues to refine and enhance its information systems.

Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education Committee and Higher Education Committee held a joint meeting on October 21, 2013.  All members were present.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Safe Schools Update – The Committee was updated on the work of the Safe Schools Task Force.  The Task Force met on May 8 and discussed strong progress made in three school districts in creating a safe and health school climate.  Following that discussion, four workgroups were identified to move this important agenda forward:

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