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February 2010

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

 

FROM:

Anthony Lofrumento

SUBJECT:

Summary of the January 2010 Meeting

DATE:

January 20, 2010

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal #4

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

Executive Summary

 

Issue for Decision

              Review of the Summary of the January 2010 Meeting of the Board of Regents.

Proposed Handling

              Approval of the Summary of the January 2010 meeting.

Procedural History

              This document summarizes the actions of the Board of Regents during the monthly meeting and is brought before the Board the following month for approval.

Recommendation

              Approval of the Summary of the January 2010 meeting.

Timetable for Implementation

              Effective February 9, 2010.

VOTED, that the Summary of the January 2010 Meeting of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York be approved.

 

 

 

Regents Letterhead

 

 

                         SUMMARY OF THE JANUARY MEETING

                                OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

                                                    OF

                  THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

 

 

                          Held at the State Education Building

                                    Albany, New York

 

                                  January 11 and 12, 2010

 

 

 

                                        Anthony Lofrumento, Secretary

                                                   Board of Regents

 

THE BOARD OF REGENTS

 

              The Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York held public sessions on Monday, January 11 at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. pursuant to a call to duty sent to each Regent.

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Monday, January 11, 9:00 a.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Geraldine D. Chapey

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Roger Tilles

Karen Brooks Hopkins

Charles R. Bendit

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Christine D. Cea

Wade S. Norwood

 

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, David M. Steiner, Senior Deputy Commissioner P-12, John King, Acting Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento. Regents Saul B. Cohen, and Betty A. Rosa  were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Executive Session Motion

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents convene in Executive Session on Monday, January 11 at 9:05 a.m. for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.

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              Motion by:                    Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield  

              Seconded by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

 

State Education Department December 2009 Fiscal Report

BR (A) 3

                           

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents accept the December 2009 State Education Department Fiscal Reports as presented.

              Motion by:                    Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield  

              Seconded by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

Proposed Regents 2010 State and Federal Legislative Priorities

BR (A) 4

MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the 2010 State and Federal Legislative Priorities as submitted.

              Motion by:              Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett 

              Seconded by:          Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                    Motion carried unanimously

Appointment of Assistant Commissioner, External Partnerships and Research

BR (A) 5

MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Laura Smith to the position of Assistant Commissioner, External Partnerships and Research effective January 12, 2010.               

              Motion by:                    Regent James C. Dawson 

              Seconded by:                Regent  Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

Appointment of Deputy Commissioner, Chief of Staff

BR (A) 6

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Allison Armour-Garb to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Chief of Staff effective January 12, 2010.    

          

              Motion by:                    Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

 

 

Appointment of Assistant Commissioner, Accountability

BR (A) 7

MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Ira Schwartz to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Accountability effective January 12, 2010.               

                                                      

              Motion by:                    Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

              Seconded by:                Regent Geraldine D. Chapey

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

Appointment of Associate Commissioner, District Services Statewide

BR (A) 8

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the appointment of Kenneth G. Slentz  to the position of Associate Commissioner, District Services Statewide  effective January 12, 2010.        

         

              Motion by:                    Regent Anthony S. Bottar 

              Seconded by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

Strategic Planning Work Group

              The Chancellor announced the formation of this work group.  The membership includes: Regent James R. Tallon, Jr., Chair, Regent James C. Dawson, Regent Geraldine D. Chapey, Regent Karen Brooks Hopkins, Regent Charles R. Bendit, Regent Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Christine D. Cea, and Regent Wade S. Norwood.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

 

Race to the Top

Regent Young

              Regent Young provided an update on Race to the Top among other things including: summary documents sent to all school districts; letters of support from ¾ of school districts; ongoing refinement.

              Full Board adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

 

 

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Tuesday, January 12, 11:30 a.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Geraldine D. Chapey

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Roger Tilles

Charles R. Bendit

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Wade S. Norwood 

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, David M. Steiner, Senior Deputy Commissioner P-12, John King, Acting Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Regents Saul B. Cohen, Karen Brooks Hopkins, Betty A. Rosa and Christine D. Cea were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Charter Applications for January 2010

BR (A) 1

              MOVED, that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries.

              Motion by:                    Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:                Regent Roger Tilles

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously 

Summary of the December 2009 Meeting

BR (A) 2

              MOVED, that the Summary of the December 2009 Meeting of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York be approved.

              Motion by:                    Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Seconded by:                Regent James C. Dawson

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

 

PROGRAM AREA CONSENT ITEMS

Higher Education

Renewal of Permission to Operate in New York State: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

BR (CA) 1

           MOVED, that effective January 12, 2010, permission be granted nunc pro tunc to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, to offer courses from its Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program, for a period beginning on February 1, 2009 and ending on January 31, 2014.

Conferral of Degrees:  Taylor Business Institute and Bethel Seminary of the East
BR (CA) 2

            MOVED, that the Board of Regents confer upon the individuals listed, who have completed the requirements for their registered degree programs at Taylor Business Institute and Bethel Seminary of the East, the respective degrees as listed.

Professional Practice

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions
BR (CA) 3

           MOVED, that the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding licensing petitions.

Appointments and Reappointments of Members to the State Boards for the Professions

BR (CA) 4

           MOVED, that the Regents should approve the proposed (re)appointments.

State University of New York at Binghamton:  Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Degree
BR (CA) 5

           MOVED, that the Board of Regents authorize the State University of New York Board of Trustees to confer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree on duly qualified students successfully completing registered D.N.P. programs at the State University of New York at Binghamton effective January 12, 2010.

Master Plan Amendment:  Nyack College

BR (CA) 6

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the proposed master plan amendment of Nyack College authorizing the College to offer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Nursing.  This amendment will be effective until January 31, 2011, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case the master plan amendment shall be without term.

              Motion by:                    Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield     

              Seconded by:                Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                          Motion carried unanimously

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

              MOVED, that the reports from the Regents Standing Committees be approved as submitted. 

              Motion by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett      

              Seconded by:           Regent James R. Tallon, Jr.

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

Commissioner’s Look Ahead at the January Meeting

Oral

              Commissioner Steiner:  The Commissioner reported that the February meeting will focus on Multiple Uses of Technology; Full Board: Department Technology Plan; EMSC: Online P-12 Learning; HE: National and International Effective Models for Teacher Standards, Draft Criteria for Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs, Report on Wallace Funded Study to develop a School Leader Performance Evaluation System; VESID: Accessible Instructional Materials, VR Services Contract Update; CE: Use of online tools, 3.27 Museum Collection Awards, Digital Collections.

             

Full Board adjourned at 12:00 p.m.

 

AUDITS

Regent Geraldine Chapey, Chair of the Regents Subcommittee on Audits submitted the following report.

Your Regents Subcommittee on Audits had its scheduled meeting on January 12, 2010. The members of the Subcommittee in attendance were Regent Chapey, Regent Cofield, and Regent Bowman.  Chancellor Tisch, Chancellor Emeritus Bennett, Regents Tilles and Bendit were also in attendance.

Items for Discussion

Chair’s Remarks:  Regent Chapey welcomed everyone and commented on the importance of audits in providing the Board of Regents with information needed to carry out their responsibilities.

Update on ARRA Audit Activities 

Audit staff briefed the Subcommittee on audit activities related to the appropriate administration of ARRA funds. The Office of Audit Services has initiated six audits of school districts and two internal audits of the Department processes related to ARRA.  One of the audits of a school district has been issued as a final and one as a draft. It is anticipated that the two will be included in the material of the next Subcommittee meeting.

Presentation of Audits

Staff briefed the Subcommittee on the Office of the State Comptroller’s (OSC) audit of the Buffalo City School District. 

In addition, we were presented with the 32 audits this month.  Thirty audits were issued by the OSC, one by the City of New York’s Office of the Comptroller, and one by the Office of Audit Services (OAS).  Twenty-three of the audits were of school districts, one was of the Department’s administration of a higher education program, one of the New York City Department of Education, six of BOCES, and one institution of higher education.

We were briefed on the results of some of the audits including a $4.1 million disallowance of aid to the Niagara Falls City School District.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL EDUCATION

Regent James C. Dawson, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report.

Your Committee on Cultural Education (CE) had its scheduled meeting on January 12, 2010.

In attendance were: Regents Dawson, Bowman, Brooks-Hopkins, Phillips and Tilles.

In addition to CE Committee Members: Chancellor Tisch, Regents Cea, Norwood, and Bendit; Commissioner Steiner and Sr. Deputy Commissioner King

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Chairs’ Remarks: Regent Dawson welcomed everyone and opened the meeting. 

Deputy’s Report: Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Cannell greeted everyone and spoke briefly about several items within the Deputy’s OCE Monthly Report that was distributed to the Board of Regents prior to the meeting.

CE (D) 2 - Update on Broadband Initiatives          

Bernard A. Margolis, State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries presented the update on broadband initiatives to the Committee noting the New York State Library (NYSL) is managing a wide-range of broadband initiatives and stressing the importance of broadband as a critical technology for delivering lifelong learning and a myriad range of other services through the state’s libraries.  NYSL and other State Education Department (SED) partners are working together to secure and spend federal, state and foundation funds to increase broadband capacity in the state’s 755 public libraries.  Mr. Margolis spoke of several grant opportunities, current grants, projects, and expected outcomes.

Mr. Margolis and David Walsh, CIO of the State Education Department have been appointed as co-chairs along with Michael Borges, Executive Director of the New York Library Association to lead a Digital Literacy and Adoption committee of the Governor's NYS Broadband Development and Deployment Council.  The committee will address affordability, computer ownership and adoption, digital literacy and training and consumer education.

An opportunity for questions and discussion was provided.

CE (D) 1 - RAC's Recommendation on Digital/Information Literacy Standards          

Mr. Margolis introduced presenter, Sara Kelly Johns, Regents Advisory Council (RAC) Member, past-president of the American Association of School Librarians and 2010 candidate for president of the American Library Association. Ms. Johns, a school library media specialist at the Lake Placid Middle/Senior High School, is an active member of the New York Library Association and was a member of the Regents Commission on Library Services.

As stated, twenty states now have separate state education learning standards for “information literacy.”  In 2000, the NYS Board of Regents adopted a policy to provide strong school library media programs including professional staff, adequate resources and technology.  RAC recognizes the critical importance of this policy that would ensure that all our students receive comprehensive instruction in information literacy at every grade level.

A report on the recent State Education Department and New York Library Association Summit on School Libraries concluded with twelve recommendations on the future of school libraries, including support for separate information literacy standards. (A copy of the NYSED/School Library Services Summit Actions Steps was provided to the Board of Regents prior to the meeting.)  RAC endorses the development and implementation of Information Literacy Standards as a separate component of New York State learning standards and urges the Board of Regents to support such an initiative.

The above Item was presented to the Committee for consideration and discussion.

CE (D) 3 - Early Childhood Care and Educational Resources from Cultural Institutions

Jeffrey Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education reported how cultural institutions provide not only fundamental but vital educational resources, programs and services to New York State’s citizens, various organizations and institutions as well as early childhood care to approximately one million pre-school (birth through five-years of age) children statewide.  Several examples of New York State museums, libraries, archives and education television/public broadcasting programs that support early childhood care and education were provided and elaborated upon.

Liz Hood, Director of Educational Television and Public Broadcasting provided background and additional information on this Item and introduced Rhonda Haynes, assistant director of the childcare program of the North Albany YMCA who talked about how the daycare center uses web-based resources from public television with the children.

Given the value of cultural institutions and significant contributors as content providers, program hosts and community spaces, Office of Cultural Education recommend the Board of Regents endorse the centrality of cultural institutions to any early childhood initiative.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Your EMSC Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 11, 2010.  All Committee members were present except for Regents Cohen and Rosa, who were excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Developing and Implementing Common, High-Quality Assessments

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents endorse the participation of New York State in a consortium of states that will work toward jointly in developing and implementing common, high-quality assessments aligned with a common set of K-12 standards.  With the endorsement of the Regents, once the final guidelines for the Assessment Competition are released, staff will develop a proposed application.    [EMSC (A) 1]

Charter School Actions

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Teaching Firms of America Professional Preparatory Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.    [EMSC (A) 2]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the third renewal charter of the Riverhead Charter School, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.   [EMSC (A) 3]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of the New Hope Academy Charter School to the Trustees of the State University of New York, and with the following comments and recommendations: (1) That the charter school provide evidence that the lead applicant is either a teacher, parent, school administrator or community resident; (2) That the charter school align its curriculum to the 28 New York State learning standards; (3) That the charter school amend its goals to align with the SUNY approved template, and to include goals pertaining to student engagement, responsible school leadership, parent/staff/student satisfaction, and academic performance of grades K-2; 5) That the charter school provide signatures of interested parents as evidence that all seats in Year One will be filled.   [EMSC (A) 4]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the application for the Kingsbridge Innovative Design Charter School.  [EMSC (A) 5]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Hyde Leadership Charter School – Brooklyn as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.   [EMSC (A) 6]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents issues the first renewal charter of the Urban Choice Charter School and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2014.  [EMSC (A) 7]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Icahn Charter School 5 as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.   [EMSC (A) 8]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the renewal application of the Southside Academy Charter School, that a third renewal charter be issued, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2015.  [EMSC (A) 9]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of The University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men to the Trustees of the State University of New York for reconsideration, and with the following comments and recommendations: (1) that compliance with constitutional requirements has not been demonstrated; (2) that a curriculum that addresses and is aligned with all 28 New York State Learning Standards and a core curriculum at each grade level be provided, including English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies; (3) that the applicants provide a document that indicates the increasingly complex progression of knowledge and skills leading to New York State Regents Diploma requirements; (4) that the applicants provide evidence of community interest and support; and (5) that the applicants provide a budget for all five years.     [EMSC (A) 10]

                Your Committee recommends that consent be given to the International Charter School of Schenectady to file a petition for judicial dissolution pursuant to §1102 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.  [EMSC (A) 11]

                Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the second renewal charter of the Enterprise Charter School, as proposed by the Buffalo Board of Education, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including June 30, 2013.  [EMSC (A) 12]

                Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.   [EMSC (A) 13]

                Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Imagine Me Leadership Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.   [EMSC (A) 14]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of the New World Academy Charter School to the Trustees of the State University of New York, and with the following comments and recommendations: (1) There is no evidence that the lead applicant has completed a state and federal criminal records check to the satisfaction of SUNY; (2) That the charter school provide evidence that the lead applicant is either a teacher, parent, school administrator or community resident; (3) That the charter school align its curriculum to the 28 New York State learning standards; (4) That the charter school amend its academic goals to align with the SUNY approved template, and to include goals pertaining to fiscal stability, legal compliance, student attendance, and parent/staff/student satisfaction; (5) That the charter school amend its budget to include a line for a dissolution escrow account for no less than $75,000; (6) That the charter school reduce its planned start-up deficit of $100,231; (7) That the charter school provide assurance that all special education teachers will be Highly Qualified; (8) That the charter school provide the description for request for evaluation to the Committee on Special Education of the student’s district of residence.  [EMSC (A) 15]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Riverton Street Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.  [EMSC (A) 16]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of the Brooklyn Dreams Charter School to the Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) for reconsideration, and with the following comments and recommendations: (1) that the School provide evidence that the lead applicant has completed a state and federal criminal records check to the satisfaction of SUNY; (2) that the School provide evidence that the lead applicant is either a teacher, parent, school administrator or community resident; (3) that the School include instruction leading to the attainment of all 28 learning standards in the application; (4) that the School revise the application to clarify the targeted district of location; (5) that the School provide letters of support demonstrating community support for the application; (6) that the School comply with provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and (7) that the School ensure that applications for admission will be accepted until and through April 1 of each year.  [EMSC (A) 17]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York and issues a provisional charter for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.  [EMSC (A) 18]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Boys as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and issues a provisional charter for a term of five years, up through and including January 11, 2015.  [EMSC (A) 19]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of the Harlem Success Academy Charter School 5 to the Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY), for reconsideration, and  with the following comments and recommendations: (1) That evidence be provided that the lead applicant has completed a state and federal criminal records check to the satisfaction of SUNY; (2) that the proposed charter school’s curriculum be aligned with the New York State 28 Learning Standards; (3) that the proposed charter school operates a kindergarten program, including revising the developmental kindergarten curriculum to align to New York State kindergarten standards;  (4) that the proposed charter school ensure that admission is only of students eligible to attend kindergarten; and (5) that the charter school understands that State Aid is only available for kindergarten and not for pre-kindergarten.  [EMSC (A) 20]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of the Harlem Success Academy Charter School 6 to the Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY), for reconsideration, and  with the following comments and recommendations: (1) That either a public hearing be held in CSD 5 or that the application be revised to indicate that the School will be located in CSD 7; (2) that evidence be provided that the lead applicant has completed a state and federal criminal records check to the satisfaction of SUNY; (3) that the proposed charter school’s curriculum be aligned with the New York State 28 Learning Standards; (4) that the proposed charter school operates a kindergarten program, including revising the developmental kindergarten curriculum to align to New York State kindergarten standards;  (5) that the proposed charter school ensure that admission is only of students eligible to attend kindergarten; and (6) that the charter school understands that State Aid is only available for kindergarten and not for pre-kindergarten.   [EMSC (A) 21]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents returns the proposed charter of the Harlem Success Academy Charter School 7 to the Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY), for reconsideration, and  with the following comments and recommendations: (1) That either a public hearing be held in CSD 3 or that the application be revised to indicate that the School will be located in CSD 8; (2) that evidence be provided that the lead applicant has completed a state and federal criminal records check to the satisfaction of SUNY; (3) that the proposed charter school’s curriculum be aligned with the New York State 28 Learning Standards; (4) that the proposed charter school operates a kindergarten program, including revising the developmental kindergarten curriculum to align to New York State kindergarten standards;  (5) that the proposed charter school ensure that admission is only of students eligible to attend kindergarten; and (6) that the charter school understands that State Aid is only available for kindergarten and not for pre-kindergarten.  [EMSC (A) 22]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

             

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your EMSC Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on January 12, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Early Childhood Education – The Committee discussed new federal initiatives for 2010 which build on school reform programs currently underway and that will include integrated early childhood components as well as other proposed initiatives that will focus solely on early education (i.e., the Early Learning Challenge Fund).  The Committee discussed four early childhood policy areas that should continue to be addressed by the Board of Regents in order to expand access to high quality early education learning opportunities that provide the academic and social skills foundation students need for success in P–12 education, college, and the global economy and society in the 21st century.  Those four policy areas are:  Standards, Data, Assessment/Accountability, and Improving Early Childhood Instruction and Leadership.   [EMSC (D) 1]

 

REGENTS JOINT MEETING ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Your EMSC/VESID Committees held a joint meeting on January 11, 2010.   All members were present with the exception of Regent Rosa and Regent Cohen who were excused.                                        

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

              The Committee discussed a proposal to establish a new Certificate that would document a student’s level of achievement towards the State learning standards, with specific information in the areas of career development, integrated learning and universal foundation skills.              The Committee supported staff developing a policy framework to address the eligibility for the Certificate, the criteria for its award and the timeframe for replacing the IEP diploma.  Particular concerns were raised regarding putting safeguards in place to ensure that the Certificate was not used in place of a regular diploma for students with and without disabilities who should be expected to receive and be ensured full access to all preparation for a regular diploma.

              Staff will proceed with the development of the credential and return to the Committee in the fall 2010 for further discussion.

             

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Your Higher Education Committee met on January 11, 2010.  All members of the Committee were present, except Regent Cohen, who was excused.

 

ITEMS FOR ACTION:

1. HE (A) 1       MOLLOY COLLEGE MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT (MPA)

                            NURSING PH.D

Molloy College submitted a proposal requesting registration of a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Nursing. The proposed program represents the College’s first program at the doctoral level.  The Department conducted a canvass of all degree-granting institutions of higher education in the Long Island region and all doctoral degree-granting institutions statewide. The Department received responses from 17 institutions; one institution objected to the proposed program.  The external review team noted “evidence of impressive support for this program from nursing leaders, representing major employers and significant potential research partners in nursing and healthcare.”

The Department determined that the proposed program meets the standards of registration set forth in the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. In addition, the Department concludes that the proposed program has a unique focus and will contribute to the State’s ability to address the critical, longstanding shortage of advanced practice nurses and nursing faculty.

ACTION:  The Regents approved Molloy College’s Master Plan Amendment. 

 

2. HE (A) 2       TRANSFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING – TEACHER

                            STANDARDS

The Department sought the Regents direction for a process to follow for the development of teacher standards.  Such standards would form the foundation of a cohesive system to prepare, select, develop, and retain teachers who are effective in improving learning for all students.  These standards would be the basis for pre-service college and graduate programs, alternative certification programs, assessments for certification, annual professional performance reviews, and professional development plans for New York teachers. 

 

ACTION:  

Chancellor Tisch indicated that a discussion of teacher standards should be continued in the February 2010 meeting of the Higher Education Committee.  The Regents determined that further discussion relating to the development of a new set of standards for new teachers hinged first on an analysis of the current standards, assessing where we are now, with a look at effective models of teacher standards at both the national and international level that will inform the Regents development of teacher standards for New York State teachers.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

 

HE (D) 1           CLINICALLY RICH GRADUATE TEACHER PREPARATION

                             PILOT PROGRAMS

The Department was seeking feedback from the Board of Regents on possible components of a clinically-based graduate teacher preparation program which was endorsed, in concept, by the Board at its November meeting.

At your November 2009 and December 2009 Board of Regents meetings, the Department introduced a proposal for a pilot of a clinically rich graduate teacher preparation program designed to strengthen teacher preparation and increase the supply of highly effective teachers providing instruction in subject shortage areas in high need schools.  

ACTION:         

Chancellor Tisch, Vice Chancellor Cofield and Commissioner Steiner recommended that this discussion be further developed and refined, and return for detailed discussion during the February meeting of the Board.  Deputy Commissioner Frey and his staff were asked to provide further information and their research regarding clinically rich teacher preparation programs that exist in other states and provide a draft set of standards for the Board to consider at its February meeting.

             

HE (D) 2           CLINICALLY BASED APPROACH FOR PREPARING SCHOOL

                             LEADERS

Building on the work already completed through the Wallace-funded grant and endorsed, in concept, by the Board at its December meeting, the Department presented research-based design elements of effective principal preparation programs to help inform the development of a possible clinical model to prepare principals for consideration by the Board of Regents.

ACTION:        

Chancellor Tisch, Vice Chancellor Cofield and Commissioner Steiner requested that the Department provide the Regents with a review of the current requirements for preparing school leaders and additionally what we have learned from the Wallace-funded Cohesive Leadership System.

HE (D) 3           DATA ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHERS

Are we preparing a sufficient number of early childhood teachers to meet the State’s needs? Early childhood education is critically important in a child’s education. The Board of Regents has set an aggressive agenda to promote quality early childhood education in New York State. There are also new proposed early childhood education federal initiatives planned for 2010. New York must ensure that there are a sufficient number of well prepared early childhood teachers to meet the State’s needs.

ACTION:  

The Board received data on the preparation and supply of early childhood teachers in New York State. Chancellor Tisch commented that the topic of early childhood educators is extremely important, and that it is an important thread not only to higher education, but to elementary, secondary and continuing education as well as VESID.  She recommended that significant time at a future meeting be devoted to this discussion as well. 

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 11, 2010.  All members were present except for Regent Saul B. Cohen, who was excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Professional Discipline Cases

              Your Committee recommends that the reports of the Regents Review Committees, including rulings, findings of fact, determinations as to guilt, and recommendations, by unanimous or majority vote, contained in those reports which have been distributed to you, be accepted in 4 cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 29 consent order applications and 5 surrender applications be granted.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

In the case of Vladimir V. Solovyev A/K/A Vladimir Soloviev, Registered Professional Nurse, Calendar No. 24791, we recommend that each of the references, in both the report of the Regents Review Committee and the terms of probation of the Regents Review Committee, to the name “Vladmir” be deemed corrected, each of such references to “Vladmir” be deemed eliminated, and each of such references be deemed to read the correct first name for respondent of “Vladimir”; that the reference in term of probation numbered “3”, in the terms of probation of the Regents Review Committee, to the profession “registered professional” be deemed corrected, such reference to “registered professional” be deemed eliminated, and such reference be deemed to read the correct profession for respondent of “registered professional nurse”; and that term of probation numbered “4” to be imposed upon respondent, in the terms of probation of the Regents Review Committee, be deemed deleted and that, accordingly, terms of probation numbered “5” through “9” be renumbered “4” through “8”, respectively.

              These recommendations are made following the review of 38 cases involving seven registered professional nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four licensed practical nurses, four pharmacies, two massage therapists, two pharmacists, two physical therapists, two psychologists, one certified public accountant, one licensed clinical social worker, one licensed master social worker, one occupational therapist, and one veterinarian.

Restoration Petitions

              Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application for restoration of Abraham Solomon’s license to practice as a physician in New York State.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]

Approvals

              Emergency Adoption of Dentistry Regulations – These emergency amendments relate to completion of the mandatory continuing education in ethics and jurisprudence by dentists and to the newly enacted registration process for dental residents. The amendments are necessitated by the enactment of chapter 436 of the Laws of 2009, which became effective January 1, 2010.

                                           MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Professional Practice Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on January 11, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

                                      MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

              Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

 

  • Deputy Commissioner’s Report – [Oral Report] Deputy Commissioner Muñoz presented to the Committee:
  • An update on the impact of the Social Work Law and efforts to address problems arising from that law.
  • An update on retired CPAs serving on corporate boards and the authority for licensees to surrender a professional license.
  • A report on discussions relating to the appropriate length for medical residencies.
  • An update on Budget/Staffing issues.
  • A resolution recognizing the service of Daniel J. Kelleher prior to his retirement.

 

  • Corporate Practice of the Professions – This item provided background in the laws and issues relating to corporate practice of the professions with regard to the recent issues that have arisen with the provision of mental health services by not-for-profit corporations, other non-professional business entities and 4410 schools, and the provision of medical services by non-professional clinics.  [PPC (D) 1]

 

  • Report on 2010 Legislative Proposals Affecting the Professions – This discussion focused on the process followed by the Office of the Professions in reviewing legislative proposals and on the substance of pending bills of interest to the professions.  [PPC (D) 2]

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 11, 2010.   All

members were present with the exception of Regents Bowman and Rosa who were excused.  Chancellor Tisch, Chancellor Emeritus Bennett and Commissioner Steiner also attended.                                     

 

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

                           

              Staff provided an update on the CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics and Disability Services) project, highlighting the collaboration between CUNY and VESID in improving employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  The partnership was created to provide students with disabilities the skills to make realistic choices that will result in successful career outcomes. The results from the project demonstrate the cost effectiveness of this investment and indicate impressive success with retaining students within their degree programs and a high rate of placement in appropriate employment.  The Regents supported further discussion with higher education on ways to expand this kind of opportunity.   Chris Rosa from CUNY discussed their budget proposal for a line item to continue the program in the future.  (VESID (D) 1) 

 

 

 

Appendix I

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS CHARTER ACTIONS

CULTURAL EDUCATION

ABSOLUTE CHARTERS

ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Southampton, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to provide public library service to the residents of the Southampton Union Free School District and the residents of the Tuckahoe Common School District. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

THE HAMPTON LIBRARY IN BRIDGEHAMPTON

Bridgehampton, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to perpetuate the providing of library services to the residents of the Bridgehampton Union Free School District and the Sagaponack Common School District; including the erection and maintenance of suitable library facilities to continue to provide such library services. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Troy, Rensselaer County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to provide public library service to the residents of the City of Troy as provided by enabling legislation Chapter 321 of the Laws of 2009, and voted into being by the residents of the city on September 29, 2009. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

 

AMENIA FREE LIBRARY

Amenia, Dutchess County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 31, 1919 to operate a public library, and was made absolute on October 26, 1951 and last amended on December 16, 1994.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Amenia.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

CORINTH FREE LIBRARY

Corinth, Saratoga County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 31, 1926 to operate a public library, and was made absolute on February 15, 1951.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Corinth, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

MILFORD FREE LIBRARY

Milford, Otsego County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 3, 1924 to operate a public library, and was made absolute on March 29, 1974.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of Milford, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

PROVISIONAL CHARTERS

BABBIE RURAL & FARM LEARNING MUSEUM

Peru, Clinton County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish and maintain a living agricultural museum.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

INLET HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Inlet, Hamilton County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish a historical society for the Town of Inlet, County of Hamilton, and the immediate surrounding area.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

SPY AND ESPIONAGE MUSEUM

Stony Brook, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to establish a museum to educate the public about spies and espionage and how they affected the course of history in America.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of five years.

EXTENSION OF CHARTERS

CLINTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Stone Ridge, Ulster County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 12, 2003.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of five years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

OAK ORCHARD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

Albion, Orleans County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on November 5, 2004 to operate a museum.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a period of five years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER

PALMYRA KINGS DAUGHTERS FREE LIBRARY

Palmyra, Wayne County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 19, 1901 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on June 28, 1906.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for the dissolution of the charter as the corporation is no longer in operation.  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets to the Palmyra Community Library.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Palmyra Kings Daughters Free Library be dissolved and the transfer of the library’s assets to the Palmyra Community Library be approved as requested.

 

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

FRIENDS OF TACONIC STATE PARK

Copake Falls, Columbia County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to form a "friends group" for a state park. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a certificate of incorporation be issued.

APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

WNYC RADIO

New York, New York County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted under the corporate name “The WNYC Broadcasting Foundation: on December 15, 1995.  Such absolute charter was consolidated by Regents action on March 11, 1997 with the WNYC Foundation and was amended by Regents action with the last date being March 11, 1997.   The board of trustees has requested that the Board of Regents consent to the filing of a certificate of assumed name pursuant to General Business Law §130 to authorize the corporation to use the assumed name “WQXR.”  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificate of assumed name be granted.

HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER

MOLLOY COLLEGE

Rockville Centre, Nassau County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 28, 1955 under the name “Molloy Catholic College for Women” to operate an institution of higher learning to offer programs leading to degrees in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and was made absolute by Regents action on January 28, 1960. Such absolute charter was amended on September 24, 1965 and on February 26, 1971 to include a name change to “Molloy College.”  The absolute charter was further amended from time to time, with the most recent amendment on May 17, 2005. The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to add authority for the College to confer the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended to authorize the corporation to operate postsecondary degree programs registered by the State Education Department and to confer degrees approved and authorized by the Board of Regents in connection with such programs, including the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

 

OFFICE OF THE PROFESSIONS

 

THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOLOGY

New York, New York

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on October 18, 1946 under the name “The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry” to establish and maintain a school for research and graduate training in psychiatry and related disciplines. Such provisional charter was amended on November 30, 1951, including a name change to “The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology” and as so amended, made absolute.  Such absolute charter was amended on two occasions with the last being July 18, 1997.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to delete paragraph 2 of the charter, regarding the corporate purposes, and add a new paragraph 2 to read as follows:

2.           The purposes for which the corporation is formed are to further the understanding of qualified personnel in the problems of emotional disorders, to encourage research in interpersonal relations and to promote public interest in mental health by:

 

a.           Providing a licensure-qualifying program in psychoanalysis, subject to approval by the State Education Department in accordance with the Regulations of the Commissioner.

 

  • To the extent permitted by law, (i) providing instruction and/or experience in psychoanalysis to psychiatrists, (ii) providing instruction and/or experience in psychoanalysis to psychologists who are licensed or otherwise authorized to practice psychology, (iii) providing instruction and/or experience in psychoanalysis to licensed master social workers, licensed clinical social workers, and all other professionals licensed under Title VIII of the Education Law and authorized to provide psychoanalysis as part of their scopes of practice, and (iv) in furtherance of such instruction and/or experience, providing psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to members of the public by members of those professions authorized to provide such services under Title VIII of the Education Law.

 

  • Teaching psychology and/or psychoanalytic concepts as may be appropriate to their respective disciplines, to psychologists, social workers, mental health practitioners, teachers, clergy, and special research students.

 

  • Offering nonmatriculated graduate students a general orientation in psychoanalytic concepts.

 

The Office of the Professions recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

 

 

Appendix II

REGENTS ACTIONS IN 38 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE CASES

AND 1 RESTORATION PETITION

January 11–12, 2010

              The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, surrender of 4 licenses and 1 registration, and 31 other disciplinary actions.  The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. In addition, the Board acted upon 1 restoration petition.

 

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

 

Massage Therapy

 

              Anthony D. Cox; Rochester, NY 14618; Lic. No. 011632; Cal. No. 24924; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of 2008 Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree.

              Jae Sup Lim; Flushing, NY 11354; Lic. No. 016807; Cal. No. 24970; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated and of willfully making and filing a false report by failing to disclose on a registration renewal application that he had been convicted of a crime, and to allegations that, on at least 2 occasions in December 2009 at his massage therapy practice, he permitted an unlicensed person to practice massage therapy.

 

Nursing

 

              Denise Tripodi a/k/a Denise Anne Marie Tripodi a/k/a Denise Anna Marie Tripodi; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10469, Bronx, NY 10461; Lic. Nos. 212413, 507764; Cal. Nos. 24135, 24136; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

              Charles H. Seamans; Licensed Practical Nurse; Malone, NY 12953; Lic. No. 256303; Cal. No. 24714; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree and Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, both felonies.

 

Pharmacy

 

              Buena Vista Pharmacy, Inc.; Pharmacy; 2022 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10029; Reg. No. 012457; Cal. No. 24228; Application to surrender registration granted. Summary: Registrant admitted to the charge of dispensing on 2 separate occasions the prescription-required medication Ampicillin to an individual who did not have a prescription for said medication or any other medication.

 

Social Work

 

              James Bonczek a/k/a James F. Bonczek; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; New York, NY 10009; Lic. No. 030813; Cal. No. 24893; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary:  Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Possessing Child Pornography and Receiving Child Pornography, both Federal felonies.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

 

Nursing

 

              Angela Elizabeth Morris; Registered Professional Nurse; Dix Hills, NY 11746; Lic. No. 412692; Cal. No. 22907; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $2,500 fine, 3 year suspension, execution of last 30 months of suspension stayed, probation 3 years.

              Tammy Hansen; Registered Professional Nurse; Tomkins Cove, NY 10986; Lic. No. 549889; Cal. No. 24352; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice; partial actual suspension in certain area until successfully complete certain course of retraining in said area, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Laurie B. Aronson; Registered Professional Nurse; Holbrook, NY 11741; Lic. No. 319731; Cal. No. 24467; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Brenda Branker Youmans a/k/a Brenda Rosita Branker; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10467; Lic. Nos. 070817, 221236; Cal. Nos. 24590, 24418; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Mindi Lynn Carpenter; Licensed Practical Nurse; Troy, NY 12180; Lic. No. 242714; Cal. No. 24675; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Deborah S. Nuzzi; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Coram, NY 11727; Lic. Nos. 174658, 493571; Cal. Nos. 24754, 24755; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Adam Kilba; Registered Professional Nurse; Rochester, NY 14620; Lic. No. 461895; Cal. No. 24783; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Gayle Marie Levine a/k/a Gayle Borgio; Registered Professional Nurse; West Babylon, NY 11704-6218; Lic. No. 541913; Cal. No. 24785; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of no less than six months and until sucessfully participate in course of therapy and treatment, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

              Vladimir V. Solovyev a/k/a Vladimir Soloviev; Registered Professional Nurse; Staten Island, NY 10305; Lic. No. 540034; Cal. No. 24791; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, probation 2 years.

Carolyn Regina Sowell; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Brooklyn, NY 11225; Lic. Nos. 139395, 442594; Cal. Nos. 24816, 24817; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Jeanette P. Sovereign; Licensed Practical Nurse; Eden, NY 14057; Lic. No. 284623; Cal. No. 24838; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

              Wendi J. Sharples; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lockport, NY 14094; Lic. Nos. 275673, 567736; Cal. Nos. 24847, 24846; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to be tolled until return to practice, $500 fine payable within 1 year.

Wendy Halpen Chamberlain; Licensed Practical Nurse; Oneida, NY 13421; Lic. No. 178285; Cal. No. 24858; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 9 month actual suspension, 15 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Eulene Elizabeth Rodie; Registered Professional Nurse; Rosedale, NY 11422; Lic. No. 574911; Cal. No. 24908; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

Occupational Therapy

 

Robert K. Kirkby; Clifton Park, NY 12065; Lic. No. 006147; Cal. No. 24664; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

Pharmacy

 

Pharmacy Associates of Glens Falls Inc. d/b/a Royal Care Pharmacy Services - Malta; Pharmacy; 100 Saratoga Avenue, Malta, NY 12020; Reg. No. 014385; Cal. No. 24406; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $5,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc., Pharmacy; 249 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215-3610; Reg. No. 023509; Cal. No. 24548; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $20,000 fine.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc.; (#3432); Pharmacy; P.O. Box 3165, Harrisburg, PA 17105; Reg. No. 024391; Cal. No. 24822; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine payable within 30 days.

Hiteshchandra Maganlal Ghetia; Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; Lic. No. 042545; Cal. No. 24827; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,500 fine.

Mark Fard; New York, NY 10033; Lic. No. 050389; Cal. No. 24856; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

 

Physical Therapy

 

Susan Ann Taddonio; Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743; Lic. No. 013825; Cal. No. 24786; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Robin D. Malone; Watertown, NY 13601; Lic. No. 021089; Cal. No. 24843; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

Psychology

 

Daniel R. Sanvitale; Central Islip, NY 11722; Lic. No. 010250; Cal. No. 24749; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Victoria Fitzgerald f/k/a Victoria A. DeLuca; New York, NY 10001; Lic. No. 016449; Cal. No. 24777; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

 

Public Accountancy

             

Wayne Barry Greenberg; Certified Public Accountant; Staten Island, NY 10314; Lic. No. 074536; Cal. No. 24648; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $3,500 fine.

 

Social Work

 

John Edward Curran; Licensed Master Social Worker; Floral Park, NY 11001; Lic. No. 058512; Cal. No. 24734; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

              Jack Phillip Biederman; Flushing, NY 11355; Lic. No. 006849; Cal. No. 24809; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

 

III. RESTORATION

 

The Board of Regents voted on January 12, 2010 to deny the petition for restoration of the physician license of Abraham Solomon, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Dr. Solomon’s license was originally revoked June 7, 2001. 

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