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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 17, 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 September 21, 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 revise the regulation to timely implement the provisions of Subparts D and G of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 and to ensure that the rule remains continuously in effect until it can be adopted as a permanent rule. It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for permanent adoption at the November 2015 Regents meeting, after publication of the proposed amendment in the State Register for the 30-day public comment period required under the State Administrative Procedure Act for revised rulemakings.  If the proposed amendment is adopted at the November meeting, the proposed amendment will become effective on December 2, 2015. HE (A) 2

Emergency Adoption of Proposed Amendments to Part 52 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Minimum Admission Standards for Graduate-Level Teacher and Educational Leadership Programs and Requirements for the Suspension and/or Deregistration of Certain Programs with Completers Who Fail to Achieve a Minimum Pass Rate on Certification Examinations for Three Consecutive Years.  Your Committee reviewed the proposed amendments and recommends that Section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective September 21, 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 timely implement the provisions of sections 210-a and 210-b. It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be adopted by the Board of Regents as a permanent rule at their December 2015 meeting.  If adopted at the December 2015 meeting, the proposed amendment will become effective as a permanent rule on December 30, 2015.  HE (A) 1

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 September 17, 2015, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Other matters not requiring action:

Update on the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program (NYS P-TECH).  Your Committee received an update on the NYS P-TECH Program.  The model incorporates a six-year program that combines high school, college, and career training and is targeted to academically at-risk, disadvantaged students. HE (I) 1

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:45am

Committee