Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 10, 2019. All members were present with the exception of Regent Tilles.
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 December 10, 2019, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.
Matters Requiring Board Action:
Matters Not Requiring Board Action:
Principal Talent Management System - Your Committee heard staff present an overview of a new software system being developed with a grant from the Wallace Foundation which will enable district leaders to tap into a larger pool of School Building Leader certified individuals who have experience and credentials that meet the district’s needs for a specific building leadership position.
The Board of Regents acted on the following consent agenda items at the December 2019 meeting.
Amendment of Subparts 30-2 and 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR) of Classroom Teachers and Building Principals to Implement Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 - The Board of Regents voted that the existing Subpart 30-2 is repealed, that the existing Subpart 30-3 be renumbered to Subpart 30-2, that the title of the new Subpart 30-2 and Section 30-2.1 are amended, and addition of a new Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents be added as an emergency action, effective January 6, 2020, upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to timely implement the provisions of Section 52-m of Part YYY of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 relating to a revised annual teacher and principal evaluation system. It is anticipated that the rule will be presented for permanent adoption at the February 2020 Regents meeting.
Proposed Amendments to Sections 52.21, 57-2, 75.8, 80-1, 80-2, 80-3, 80-5, 80-6, 90.18, 100.2, 100.13, 100.15, 100.17, 100.19, 151-1, 154-2, and 200.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and 30-1, 30-2, and 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to Professional Development Plans and Other Related Requirements for School Districts and BOCES - The Board of Regents voted that Sections 52.21, 57-2, 75.8, 80-1, 80-2, 80-3, 80-5, 80-6, 90.18, 100.2, 100.13, 100.15, 100.17, 100.19, 151-1, 154-2, and 200.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and 30-1, 30-2, and 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents be amended, as submitted, effective December 31, 2019.
Appointments to the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching - The Board of Regents approved the appointments of Waiho (Patrick) Wong (teacher member) and Kathleen Briggs (teacher member) to the Professional Standards and Practices Board, each for a four-year term beginning December 10, 2019 and ending December 31, 2023.
St. Paul’s School of Nursing: Application for Permanent Degree Authority to Confer Degrees - . The Board of Regents voted to extend provisional degree-granting authority for St. Paul’s School of Nursing for a period of three years ending December 31, 2022. Consideration of degree-granting authority beyond December 31, 2022 will be contingent upon Education Affiliates, Inc. demonstrating improvement in financial health and the School’s compliance with pertinent State and federal laws, regulations, and rules. Application for permanent degree-granting authority must be received 12 months prior to the end of the provisional authority period.