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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 16, 2015.

Action Items

Proposed Amendment of Section 30-1.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Subpart 82-1 and Addition of a New Subpart 82-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Probationary Appointments and Tenured Teacher Hearings To Implement Subparts D and G of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015.  Your Committee reviewed the proposed amendments and recommends that subdivision (d) of Section 30-1.3, the title of Subpart 82-1, and Section 82-1.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, and that a new Subpart 82-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective July 1, 2015, as an emergency action upon a finding of the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to immediately establish standards relating to probationary appointments and tenured teacher hearings consistent with Subparts D and E of Part EE of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015, and thus ensure the timely implementation of the statutory provisions on their effective date. The emergency rule will take effect on July 1, 2015.  It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for permanent adoption at the September 2015 meeting, after publication of the proposed amendment in the State Register for the 45-day public comment period required under the State Administrative Procedure Act.

Proposed Addition of a New Subpart 152-3 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Implement the Foster Youth College Success Initiative as Added by Part X of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015. 

Your Committee reviewed the proposed addition and recommend that a new Subpart 152-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective July 1, 2015, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to ensure that awards made pursuant to this program are available to foster youth for the 2015-2016 academic year and to implement Education Law §6456, as added by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015, which becomes effective on July 1, 2015.  If the Board of Regents adopts the proposed amendment as an emergency measure at its June 2015 meeting, the emergency rule will become effective June 16, 2015.  Following the 45-day public comment period required under the State Administrative Procedure Act, it is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be adopted by the Board of Regents as a permanent rule at their September 2015 meeting.  If adopted at the September 2015 meeting, the proposed amendment will become effective as a permanent rule on October 7, 2015. 

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 June 16, 2015, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Other matters not requiring action:

Your Committee reviewed the Pass Rates of the New and Revised Certification Examinations at the Institution Level.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:00am

Committee