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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 13, 2021. All members of the Committee were present.

Action Items

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Mister 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 13, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

Proposed Amendment to Sections 3.29 and 13.10 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Sections 52.21, 70.9, 90.7, 126.1, 246.3, and 247.16 and Part 80 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Removing References to Regional Accreditation - Your Committee heard Department staff propose regulatory amendments to the Rules of the Board of Regents and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education in relation to removing references to regional accreditation due to the U.S. Department of Education no longer recognizes the distinction between regional and national accreditors. 

Proposed Amendments of Sections 52.21 and 80-2.9 and Subpart 80-4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Creation of Bilingual Education Extensions, and Programs Leading to the Bilingual Education Extension, for Initial and Professional School Counselor Certificates - Your Committee heard Department propose regulatory amendments to Commissioner’s regulations to create the Bilingual Education extension, Supplementary Bilingual Education extension, and registration requirements for programs leading to the Bilingual Education extension for the new Initial and Professional School Counselor certificates that will begin to be issued on February 2, 2023.

Consent Agenda Items:

Proposed Amendment to Sections 52.21, 57-4.5, and 80-1.13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education - The Board of Regents voted to adopt amendment to Sections 52.21, 57-4.5, and 80-1.13 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Permitting the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training to Be Provided Entirely Online Due to the COVID-19 Crisis.

Proposed Amendment to Sections 80-2.1 and 80-3.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education –  The Board of Regents voted to adopt the amendment to Sections 80-2.1 and 80-3.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the permanent School Counselor Certificate Requirements. 

Authorization of Degrees – The Board of Regents voted to amend Sections 3.47 and 3.50 of the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to the Authorization of Degrees, adding the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) Degree and Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) Degree in New York State.

Master Plan Amendment –The Board of Regents voted to approve the Master Plan Amendment for  SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus at Adirondack Community College, Trocaire College, Le Moyne College and Touro College – Middletown Campus

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:40am

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