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Meeting of the Board of Regents | March 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:15pm

Regents Higher Education Committee

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 8, 2010.  All members were present.


Amendments  of Section 100.2(o) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Annual Professional Performance Review for Teachers in the Classroom Teaching Service – The Committee discussed the existing Annual Professional Performance Review for teachers regulation and the need to change the regulations to conform to commitments made in New York's Race to the Top application. These changes include adding performance rating categories, a requirement for timely evaluation feedback to each teacher, and student achievement and student growth as criteria in a teacher's evaluation. These changes will be before the Committee in April for emergency action.


Online Education in Higher Education in New York – The Committee discussed the development and status of higher education’s use of online learning, including examples of best practices at colleges and universities around the State.

OHE Budget Discussion – The Committee reviewed the proposed budget for the Office of Higher Education and its impact the functions of the office. We discussed what actions may need to be taken in the absence of adequate State funding to support the Office. Some functions may need to be eliminated, staff may need to be reassigned and turnaround time with our customers will be significantly impacted. The Deputy Commissioner will continue to update the Committee on changes that may have to occur to ensure continuity in the Office's operation.

This concludes our report.



                                                                                            Milton L. Cofield, Co-Chairperson



                                                                                            Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson