THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

FROM:

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

 

COMMITTEE:

Higher Education and Professional Practice

TITLE OF ITEM:

Regents Authorization SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Bachelor of Science degree

DATE OF SUBMISSION:

April 23, 2004

PROPOSED HANDLING:

Approval (Consent Agenda)

RATIONALE FOR ITEM:

Regents authorization is required in order for SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill to offer a new degree

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has petitioned the Regents for authority to confer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.  Paragraph (f) of subdivision (2) of Section 355 of the Education Law authorizes the SUNY Trustees:

 

To grant all degrees, diplomas and certificates which heretofore [i.e., July 1, 1948] have been granted or have been authorized to be granted upon the completion of courses of study in any state-operated institution which now is or hereafter may be in the state university, prior to the acquisition of such institution by the state university, and also such other degrees as the Regents may hereafter specifically authorize them to grant.

 

At SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, the Trustees award the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degrees.  The Office of College and University Evaluation has determined that the proposed program meets the standards for registration set forth in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

 

Recommendation:  I recommend that the Regents take the following action:

 

VOTED, that the State University of New York Board of Trustees be authorized, effective May 18, 2004, to confer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree on students successfully completing registered programs at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.