Committee Report | September 2011
Cultural Education Committee
September 13, 2011
Time: 10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Location: Room 146 EB
REGENTS COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL EDUCATION
Regent Roger Tilles, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report. Your Committee on Cultural Education Committee had its scheduled meeting on September 13, 2011. In attendance were committee members: Regents Tilles, Dawson, Bendit, Rosa, Cea, Jackson, Cottrell
In addition to CE Committee Members, in attendance were: Chancellor Tisch, Regents Phillips and Cashin, Commissioner King and Executive Deputy Commissioner Grey.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Chair’s Remarks: Regent Tilles welcomed everyone and opened the meeting. Regent Tilles suggested that the committee begin to investigate legislation that would require library board members to receive training. He also suggested that the committee begin to investigate a meeting or summit on arts education, based on the conference held by the Long Island Arts Alliance.
Consent Agenda Item: Appointments to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries
The Board of Regents approved the following appointments to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries: John Hammond reappointed for a five-year term beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2016; Steven M. Manning appointed a five-year term beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2016; and, Sharon E. Orienter appointed to fill a partial term for a three-year period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2014.
Deputy Commissioner Cannell distributed information on a Department effort to assess standards for arts education.
CE (D) 1 – Resource Allocation Priorities: Collection Management, Research, Initiatives in Support of Local Institutions, History of Cultural Education in the Department
The committee briefly discussed the allocation of resources and program priorities within the Office of Cultural Education, suggesting that in the current fiscal and operational environment, priorities for OCE programs are needed. The Commissioner suggested that the committee continue to discuss priorities that address the competing obligations of stewardship, public programming and coordination and outreach to cultural institutions statewide.