Committee Report | October 2012
REGENTS HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
October 10, 2012
Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on October 10, 2012.
Statewide Plan for Higher Education. Your Committee reached consensus on the final draft of the 2012–2020 Statewide Plan for Higher Education and recommended that the Department proceed with the public hearings on the completed draft plan.
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your Higher Education 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 October 10, 2012, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.
Other matters not requiring action:
Proposed Amendments to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Renewals of Provisional Certificates and Reissuances of Initial Certificates. Your Committee discussed proposed amendment to sections 80-1.7 and 80-1.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to renewals of provisional certificates and reissuances of initial certificates. It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will come before the Board for adoption as a permanent rule at the January 2013 Regents meeting.
APPR/RTTT. Your Committee heard an update on the APPR process and approvals.
Legislative Priorities. Your Committee discussed the following proposed Regents priority legislation.
- Early College High School (ECHS) programs (S.5647 – Flanagan/A.9312 – Nolan): The Regents have proposed using portions of Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funds to sustain ECHS programs. ECHS are innovative partnerships that increase high school graduation and postsecondary degree completion rates among underrepresented students.
- Education Equity for DREAMers (S.6621 – Rules/A.9344 Glick): In New York, thousands of undocumented students receive an education through the state’s P-12 public school system but are unable to access higher education opportunities. The Regents have proposed legislation to give these undocumented students the opportunity to attend college by making them eligible for state financial aid.