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

 

TO:

 

Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee

FROM:

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

 

 

SUBJECT:

Globe Institute of Technology:  Master Plan Amendment to authorize  the Institute to offer an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Healthcare Management

 

DATE:

 

January 23, 2007

 

STRATEGIC GOAL:

 

Goals 2 and 4

 

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

 

Should the Regents approve an amendment to the master plan of Globe Institute of Technology authorizing the Institute to offer an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Healthcare Management?

 

Reason(s) for Consideration

           
            Required by State regulation.

           
Proposed Handling

 

This question will come before the Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee at its February 2007 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.

 

Procedural History

 

Master plan amendment is required because this will be the institutionís first associate degree in the discipline of Health Professions.

 

Background Information

 

Globe Institute of Technology submitted this proposal in May 2006 and the Department has determined that the program, if approved, would meet registration standards.    Master plan amendment approval is needed to authorize Globe Institute of Technology to offer its first associate degree in the discipline of Health Professions.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Board of Regents approve a master plan amendment to authorize Globe Institute of Technology to offer its first associate degree in the discipline of Health Professions.  This amendment will be effective until February 28, 2008, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

 

Timetable for Implementation

 

If the Board approves this master plan amendment, the Department will register the program and the Institute will proceed to recruit and enroll students.

 

 


Information in Support of the Recommendation

 

Globe Institute of Technology is a degree-granting proprietary institute located at 291 Broadway in New York City's financial district offering certificate, associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs in the areas of business, computer science, and information technology.

 

In 1996, the Board of Regents authorized Globe Institute of Technology to confer degrees.  Globe offers programs leading to the degrees of Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in the discipline areas of business and the physical sciences.  In the fall of 2005, 1,712 undergraduate students were enrolled.

 

Globe Institute of Technology currently offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Business Management: Healthcare Management.  To keep pace with the changes in healthcare management, and in order to provide students with additional capabilities, Globe is seeking to expand its healthcare course offerings within a new associate degree in Healthcare Management. The course offerings will provide additional healthcare financial, management and budgeting skills, and a broader exposure to various healthcare settings, such as laboratory, ophthalmology and ultrasonography.

 

There is a great demand for qualified healthcare professionals.  The provision of healthcare services in the United States is a trillion dollar annual industry and one of the largest sectors of the economy with sustained growth year to year. Consequently, many job opportunities will be available for properly trained graduates. According to the National Healthcareer Association, over the coming years, at least three million additional personnel will be required to fill vacancies within the healthcare sector. Needed positions include billing and coding specialists, hospital clerks, medical office administrators, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses and nursing technicians, laboratory, EKG, sonogram, and radiology technicians, ophthalmic and dental professionals, as well as many other types of healthcare professionals.

 

A review of the collegeís finances found it in sound financial condition.

 

In response to a canvass that was conducted of all colleges and universities in the New York City region, three institutions responded that the program would have no impact on their institutions.