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Meeting of the Board of Regents | May 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009 - 11:20pm

                                                                       Report of

                                     REGENTS HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE


                                                           The Board of Regents

May 18, 2009


              Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 18, 2009.  All members were present except for Regents Bottar and Cohen, who were excused.



Action Items


Jamestown Business College


Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents consent to transfer to the Jamestown Business College’s new owner authority to award the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees on students successfully completing registered programs.  [HE (A) 1]





              Mr. Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Higher Education Committee recommends, and I 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 18, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.





Use of Data in Formulating Higher Education Policy – The Committee discussed the importance of trends in higher education as the Board of Regents pursues its P-16 agenda.  Higher Education data that has been updated since the Board of Regents issued their Statewide Plan has significant policy implications for work on college readiness (state learning standards, graduation targets and P-16 data system) and college completion.  A summary of information on changes in student enrollment, persistence rates, and student performance in two- and four-year institutions and the important policy questions related to recent trends in these areas was discussed. 


P-16 Policy Activity Update – The Senior Deputy Commissioner provided an update on the Regents Urban Education Initiative, including feedback from the most recent meetings held on April 22-23 in New York City.  Regent Young participated in the Teacher Subgroup portion of the meeting. The Regents were also updated on information discussed in April regarding teacher certification and Transitional C certificates. 

              That concludes our report.



                                                                                            Milton L. Cofield, Co-Chairperson





                                                                                            Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson