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Meeting of the Board of Regents | May 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010 - 11:20pm

Report of




The Board of Regents

May 17, 2010

Your Higher Education held its scheduled meeting on May 17, 2010.  All members were present with the exception of Regent Young.


Emergency Adoption of Sections 52.1, 52.21 and 80-3.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Establishment of a Graduate Level Clinically Rich Principal Preparation Pilot Program with an oral amendment to section 52.21(c)(7)(v)(d)(3)(iv) on page 11 to change the word “classroom” to “school”.  At the November and December 2009 meetings, the Board of Regents approved the conceptual framework for graduate level clinically rich principal preparation pilot programs.  Your Committee recommends that sections 52.1, 52.21 and 80-3.10 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, be approved as submitted and as orally amended, effective May 25, 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 timely implement the provisions of the proposed amendment so that the Department can begin the competitive bidding process so that institutions can begin offering these programs in a timely manner consistent with the State’s Race to the Top application.


              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 May 17, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


Conceptual Approval of Examination Framework for Teachers and School Leaders.  The Committee discussed the conceptual design of performance-based assessments for the certification of teachers and school leaders.  The assessments for both teachers and school leaders should be available for candidates to use by January 2012.  This timeline is consistent with the Regents initiative for clinically-rich pilot programs approved at the April meeting. 

Discussion regarding the continuation of the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (RATE).  The Committee discussed continuing the Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education given the New York State fiscal environment and in consideration of the impact of the number of high priority Department teacher and school leadership reform initiatives.



This concludes our report.


Milton Cofield, Co-Chairperson




                                                                                                  Harry Phillips, 3rd, Co-Chairperson