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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 12, 2018. All members were present with the exception of Vice Chancellor Brown and Regent Cashin.

ACTION ITEMS

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 February 12, 2018, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Matters Requiring Board Action:

Renewal of Institutional Accreditation – Christie’s Education, Inc.  - Your Committee discussed staff recommendations concerning the renewal of institutional accreditation for Christie’s Education, Inc. The institution’s last accreditation visit was made in 2012, at which time Christie’s was accredited for a period of five years. The period of accreditation was administratively extended until March 31, 2018 pending completion of the process for renewal.  VOTED: That the Board of Regents renew the accreditation of Christie’s Education, Inc. with conditions for five years during which time the institution shall come into compliance with standards for accreditation within two years. HE (A) 1

Renewal of Institutional Accreditation – The Rockefeller University.  - Your Committee discussed staff recommendations concerning the renewal of institutional accreditation for The Rockefeller University. The last institutional accreditation peer review site visit was in 2007, at which time The Rockefeller University was accredited for a period of ten years. The period of accreditation was administratively extended until February 12, 2018, pending completion of the process for renewal. VOTED: That the Board of Regents renew the accreditation of The Rockefeller University with conditions for ten years during which time the institution shall come into compliance with standards for accreditation within two years.  HE (A) 2

Consent Agenda

The Board of Regents acted on the following consent agenda items at the February 2018 meeting.

  • Marist College: Regents Authorization to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Degree – The Board approved to authorize Marist College to confer the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree on students successfully completing registered programs at the Poughkeepsie Campus.  BR (CA) 1
  • Master Plan Amendment: New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University: MPA to Award the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Care Policy – The Board approved a master plan amendment to authorize the New York State College of Human Ecology to offer a program in Health Care Policy, its first program in the Health Professions. The amendment will be effective until February 2019, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term. BR (CA) 2
  • Professional Standards and Practices Board Approval of Bylaws – The Board approved an amendment to the PSPB Bylaws to increase the number of members from 28 to 31 and to require reporting to the Board of Regents each year and not restricted to only the month of July. BR (CA) 3

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 3:30pm

Committee