Report of Regents Cultural Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Regent Roger Tilles, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report. Your Committee on Cultural Education Committee had its scheduled meeting on December 16, 2014. In attendance were committee members: Regents Tilles, Dawson, Cea, and Brown. Absent: Regents Bendit, Rosa and Cottrell. In addition to CE Committee Members, in attendance were Regents Philips, Tallon, Cashin and Finn as well as Executive Deputy Commissioner Berlin.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Chair’s Remarks: Regent Tilles welcomed everyone and opened the meeting. Regent Tilles remarked on the Executive’s recent veto of a bill establishing the Starr Library District. Regent Tilles suggested that the committee discuss the concept of public library districts at a future meeting.
CE(A) 1: Regents Advisory Council on Libraries Appointments
Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Cannell recommended that the Board of Regents appoint three replacement members to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries as presented.
Motion made by Regent Dawson
Seconded by Regent Brown
The vote to approve was unanimous among all committee members present.
CE(D)1: Native American Art Exhibition from the NYSM Collections
Lisa Anderson, Museum Scientist 3 and Curator BioArcheology reported on recent acquisitions to the collection from Native American Artists. Dr. Anderson showed the committee all of the recent acquisitions and brought two examples of items. She commented that some of the materials are now on exhibit.
CE(D)2: Report on the 2014 Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference
Elizabeth Hood, Director of Educational Television and Public Broadcasting reported on attendance, format and outcomes from the August 2014 Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference, highlighting key issues raised by schools and cultural institutions as impediments to stronger partnerships, including pupil transportation. She demonstrated the web site that provides links to cultural institutions statewide as well as lesson plans, social media resources and free curriculum resources. In addition, Hood informed the committee that the 2015 Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference will occur August 11-12, 2015.