Committee Report | February 2012
Report of the REGENTS
JOINT P-12 EDUCATION & CULTURAL EDUCATION COMMITTEES to
The Board of Regents
February 14, 2012
Your P-12 Education Committee and Cultural Education Committee held a joint meeting on February 14, 2012. All members were present except for Chancellor Emeritus Bennett, Vice Chancellor Cofield and Regent Cotrell.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
National Arts Standards Revision Update – The Committee was updated on the release of new national arts education standards scheduled for early 2013 by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). The standards will describe what students should know and be able to do as a result of a quality curricular arts education program. The primary goal of NCCAS is to help classroom educators better implement and assess standards-based arts education in their schools. The revised arts standards will address 21st century skills, guide the preparation of the next generation of arts educators, and embrace new technology, pedagogy, and changing modes of learning. As the standards rollout continues, P-12 and Cultural Education will work closely to better leverage the expertise, resources and general support that Cultural Education can offer arts education. Staff will provide updates in the coming months as the Board of Regents moves towards adoption of these standards.
That concludes my report.
Chair, P-12 Education Committee
Chair, Cultural Education Committee