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Committee Report | February 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:40pm

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 7, 2011.  All members were present.


Relay School of Education.  Your Committee approved a motion to grant a provisional charter for a period of three years and a master plan amendment to authorize Relay School of Education, New York, to offer its first master’s degree program in the disciplinary area of education (M.A.T. program in middle childhood education).  The master plan amendment will be effective until February 28, 2012, unless the program is registered by the Department prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

Emergency Adoption of Proposed Regulations to Allow Individuals with Advanced Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and Related Teaching Experience at the Postsecondary Level to Obtain a Teaching Certificate in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or in a Closely Related Field.  Your Committee voted that a new subparagraph (45) of subdivision (b) be added to Section 80-1.1; that subparagraph (i) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of section 80-3.3 be amended; that clause (c) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of section 80-3.7 be amended and a new section 80-5.22 is added to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, effective February 15, 2011, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary to protect the general welfare of the public to address the demonstrated shortage of certified teachers in science and mathematics in grades 5-9 and 7-12.


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 February 7, 2011, copies of which have been distributed to each Regents.


Graduate Level Clinically Rich Principal Preparation Pilot Program Request for Proposals.  Your committee discussed and reviewed policy issues related to the RFP for the Graduate Level Clinically Rich Pilot Programs.