EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE STATE OF
Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee
January 20, 2006
Goals 2 and 4
Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)
Should the Regents authorize the amendment of the
master plan of the State University of New York in order for
Master plan approval is required when an institution proposes to operate a branch campus.
The question will come before the Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee at its February meeting where it will be voted on and action taken. It will then come before the full Board at its February meeting for final action.
At its July 2005 meeting, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York resolved that “the State University Master Plan be, and hereby is, amended to authorize Cayuga Community College to designate the Fulton Center at 806 West Broadway Street in Fulton as a branch campus; and be it further Resolved that the Chancellor be, and hereby is, authorized to transmit this amendment to the Board of Regents and the governor for incorporation in the State University Master Plan.”
The Department has determined that the proposed branch campus, if approved, would meet the standards for registration set forth in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
recommended that the Board authorize the amendment of the master plan of the
State University of New York authorizing
Information in Support of Recommendation
Community College proposes to offer the following degree and certificate
programs at the proposed branch campus:
Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Science/Humanities and
Social Science; Associate in Science degrees in Liberal Arts and
Science/Mathematics and Science; Business Administration; and Computer Science;
Associate in Applied Science degrees in Business Administration; Computer
Information Systems; Criminal Justice: Corrections; and Criminal Justice:
Police; and certificate programs in General Business; Computer Information
Systems; Corrections Administration; and Criminal Justice. All programs are also
offered at the College’s main campus.
Non-credit courses are offered through the Business and
main campus in
The proposed branch campus will maintain the staffing support of the registered extension center. It is supported on site during all hours of operation. The campus' administrative structure includes a full-time Provost, Assistant Director, Academic Division Chairperson of College Studies, evening administrator, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Assistant Director of Admissions, and a full-time student learning specialist. Support staff includes one full-time and two part-time student development counselors, one part-time math specialist, one part-time tutorial coordinator, and a secretary. A laboratory assistant supports the instructional programs in science and a full-time technical assistant and a computer-networking specialist support the computer area. Office space is provided for the content area support staff as well.
The Provost reports directly to the President of Cayuga Community College. The Provost has the responsibility for long-range planning and the day-to-day coordination of the proposed branch campus. The Academic Division Chair of College Studies of the proposed branch has the responsibility for the supervision of faculty, the hiring and evaluation of adjunct faculty, and scheduling of course load assignments and course offerings.
There are 69
faculty members teaching at the
comprehensive support services available to students at the extension center
will continue, including: onsite admissions, advisement, financial aid
counseling, learning specialists, peer tutoring and study groups, disability
services, comprehensive library services, bookstore, and student government
clubs and activities. The College’s
Public Safety Department also maintains a presence on the
The student body is composed of traditional and non-traditional students. The average age of the students is 26. Over 60 percent of students are female and over 70 percent attend full time.
The 2000 ACT Student Opinion Survey conducted at the College revealed that the two highest factors students have for attending Cayuga Community College were “nearby location” (61.5 percent) and “low cost” (57.9 percent). The proposed branch campus will allow residents of Fulton to complete their associate degree at a cost-effective rate and within commuting distance.
A canvass was conducted of institutions of higher education in the Central region. There were no responses to the canvass.