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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 18, 2015.

Action Items

Change in Scope of Institutional Accreditation: Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. Your Committee reviewed the request for a change in the scope of institutional accreditation for Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing and recommend that the Board of Regents approve a change in scope of the institutional accreditation of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, in recognition of the institution’s new authority to prepare and deliver the liberal arts and sciences components of the School’s programs.

Proposed Amendment of Section 145-2.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to Establish Standards for Students to Be Reinstated to the Status of Good Academic Standing in Order to Resume Receiving Awards that were Previously Suspended under the Tuition Assistance Program. Your Committee discussed amending Section 145-2.2 and recommend that subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 145-2.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is repealed and a new subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of section 145-2.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is added, effective June 3, 2015, as submitted.

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 May 19, 2015, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Other matters not requiring action:

Additional Changes to Education Law Contained in the Enacted 2015-16 Budget Relating to Higher Education that May Require Regulatory Changes. Your Committee discussed possible regulatory amendments required as a result of changes to the Education Law enacted as part of the 2015-16 New York State Budget. The major changes that may require regulatory action are: Graduate Level Teacher and Leader Preparation Program Admission Standards, Suspension and Deregistration; Foster Youth College Success Initiative; and Teacher Tenure Hearings.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 5:15pm

Committee