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Meeting of the Board of Regents | October 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 11:40pm

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on October 19, 2010.  All members were present with the exception of Chancellor Emeritus Bennett.


Adolescence Level Teacher Certification Restructuring for Students with Disabilities.  Your committee recommends that subdivisions (b) and (c) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are amended; subdivision (a) of section 80-3.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended; subdivision (a) is amended and subdivision (c) is added to section 80-4.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education; that subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) are amended and that a new subdivision (n) be added to section 80-4.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, as submitted, effective October 26, 2010, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to provide institutions with sufficient notice of the new program registration requirements for the Special Education Generalist adolescence certificate and to provide candidates with sufficient time to complete the requirements for the  Special Education generalist and specialist certificate titles in grades 5-9 and the special education specialist certificate title in grades 7-12 before the Department phases out individual evaluation of these certificate titles. [HE (A) 1]


Madam 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 October 19, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regents.


Race to the Top Timeline.  The Committee discussed the recommended timeline for rolling out RFPs and regulations relating to Section D of our Race to the Top application.

New YorkStateTeaching Standards Development.  The Committee discussed the draft teaching standards that will inform teacher preparation, teacher assessments for certification, teacher evaluation, and teacher professional development. [HE (D) 2]

Graduate Level Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Pilot Program RFP.  The Committee discussed the priorities for the RFP and also examined the point structure being recommended for evaluating applications under this pilot. [HE (D) 3]

Regents Coordination of Higher Education.  The Committee discussed how the Board of Regents can most effectively use their authority to coordinate the provision of high quality higher education to New Yorkers by institutions located inside and outside the State, on ground and online. [HE (D) 1]


This concludes our report.


                                                                        Milton Cofield, Co-Chairperson


                                                                        Lester Young, Co-Chairperson