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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 12, 2018. All members were present with the exception of Co-Chair Regent Cashin and Regents Norwood, Young, Mead, Johnson and Finn.

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Action Items

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

Initial Institutional Accreditation – Long Island Business Institute. Your Committee discussed Long Island Business Institute’s application for initial institutional accreditation by the New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education.  This would be for a period of three years during which the institution shall come into compliance with standards for accreditation by the end of year two. The emphasis on institutional and student outcomes is essential.

Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.5 Relating to the Extension of the edTPA Safety Net for Candidates who Receive a Failing Score on the Library Media Specialist edTPA.  Your Committee discussed a proposed amendment to extend the edTPA Safety Net for candidates who receive a failing score on the Library Media Specialist edTPA from July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 while SCALE revises the edTPA Library Specialist handbook. The amendment was adopted as an emergency action, effective July 1, 2018.

Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.5 Relating to Reinstatement of the Educational Technology Specialist Content Specialty Test Safety Net (Emergency Action).  Your Committee discussed a proposed amendment to reinstate the Educational Technology Content Specialty Test safety net through June 2019. Section 80-1.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education was adopted as an emergency action, effective July 1, 2018, to ensure that the safety net becomes effective immediately, so candidates can be held harmless during the Department’s review of the Educational Technology Specialist content specialty test and while any necessary revisions are made to such examination. For the safety net, such candidates may take and pass either the predecessor content specialty test or the redeveloped content specialty test.

Consent Agenda

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

  • Master Plan Amendment: ASA College, Inc. in New York City and Registration of Associate Degree Programs – BR (CA) 1 - The Board approved a master plan amendment to authorize ASA College, Inc. to authorize the establishment of a branch campus in New York City, and authorize the College to grant Associate in Occupational Studies and Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates at that location. The amendment will be effective until June 12, 2019, unless the branch campus and degree programs are registered prior to that date, in which case the master plan amendment shall be without term.
  • Master Plan Amendment – New York Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy in Medical and Biological Sciences – BR (CA) 2 – The Board approved a master plan amendment to authorize New York Institute of Technology to offer its first doctoral program in the Health Professions discipline. The amendment will be effective until June 12, 2019, unless the Department registers the D.O./Ph.D. program prior to that date, in which case the master plan amendment shall be without term.
  • New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants, Inc. Provisional Authority to Award the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) Degree – BR (CA) 3 – The Board authorizes NYSMDA to confer the A.O.S. degree on students successfully completing registered programs for a period beginning immediately and ending on June 30, 2023 and approves a master plan for NYSMDA to offer an A.O.S. degree program in Medical Assisting. This master plan approval will be effective until June 30, 2019, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan shall be without term contingent upon the School maintaining the degree-granting authority. At least 12 months prior to the end of the provisional authority period, the School must apply for permanent authority to confer degrees.
  • Reappointment to the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching (PSPB) – BR (CA) 4 – The Board approved the following reappointments to the State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching: Grace Barrett (teacher member); Andrea Fortin-Nossavage (teacher member); Annette Romano (teacher member) to complete the terms beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.
  • Proposed Amendment to Section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Grade-Level Extensions for Certain Candidates Who Hold a Students with Disabilities Generalist Teaching Certification -  BR (CA) 13 – The Board approved the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to be amended with four different extension certificates for current holders of Students with Disabilities Generalist certificates, as submitted, effective June 27, 2018.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:15am

Committee