Meeting of the Board of Regents | September 2009
REGENTS HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
September 15, 2009
Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 14, 2009. All Committee members were present.
Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents accredit for seven years the teacher education programs offered by D’Youville College, as listed in the Summary of the Application for Accreditation, with the condition that annual reports address the areas for improvement as is required by Regents Rules. [HE (A) 1]
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Madam 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 September 15, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Teacher Education Discussion – Commissioner-Elect David Steiner, joined by Debra Colley and Catalina Fortino, Co-Chairs of the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching, led a discussion about the future of teacher preparation. The Committee suggested issues for future discussion including possible alignment with international standards, increased mentoring opportunities, benefits of performance based and value-added assessments, and strengthening the use of technology.
That concludes our report.
Milton L. Cofield, Co-Chairperson
Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson