Meeting of the Board of Regents | July 2007
THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
The Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee
Appointment to the Committee on the Professions
July 11, 2007
Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)
Should the Regents approve the appointment of Assistant Commissioner Robert G. Bentley to the Committee on the Professions?
Reason(s) for Consideration
Required by Rules of the Board of Regents
The question will come before the Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee at its July 2007 meeting where it will be voted on and action taken. It will then come before the Full Board at its July 2007 meeting for final action.
Part 24 of the Rules of the Board of Regents establishes the Committee on the Professions and requires the appointment of members by the Board of Regents.
The Committee on the Professions (COP) was established by the Board of Regents to assist the Board in supervising admission to and regulation of the licensed professions. Composed of three Department officers designated by the Board, the COP considers atypical licensure cases wherein applicants seek to meet given requirements by submitting credentials that are the substantial equivalent in scope and content to those normally presented. The COP also makes final determinations concerning questions of moral character for purposes of initial licensure; hears, and makes recommendations to the Regents concerning, requests for restoration of a professional license that has been revoked or surrendered, and reviews and makes recommendations to the Regents on proposed penalties in Consent Orders related to professional misconduct.
With the recent reorganization of the Department, several current COP members have taken on new responsibilities. Their full schedules have made it more difficult to plan meetings of the COP from which the requisite 3-member panel must be selected. I am recommending the addition of Robert G. Bentley, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Teaching Initiatives, to the roster of COP members (attached). Mr. Bentley’s prior experience overseeing the COP and his extensive knowledge of professional practice issues would make him a valuable addition to the Committee.
VOTED: that the Board of Regents approve the attached roster of the Committee on the Professions, effective July 26, 2007.
Timetable for Implementation
Committee on the Professions
Roster of Members
(Effective July 26, 2007)
Kathy A. Ahearn, Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs
Robert G. Bentley, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Teaching Initiatives
Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Education - P-16
Steven M. Earle, Director of the Office for Diversity, Ethics and Access
Joseph P. Frey, Associate Commissioner, Office of Quality Assurance
Stanley S. Hansen, Jr., Executive Coordinator, Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs
Frank Munoz, Associate Commissioner, Office of the Professions
Erin O’Grady-Parent, Deputy Counsel
Leslie Templeman, Director of Management Operations, P-16