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Committee Report | September 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 9:20am

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 12, 2011.  All members were present.


Permission to Operate: Strayer University at the Verizon Wireless Call Center in Rochester.  Your Committee discussed, and voted to grant permission to Strayer University to operate in New York to offer courses in the field of business to employees of the Verizon Wireless Call Center at 133 Calkins Road in Rochester, for a term of one year commencing with the date of filing with the Commissioner of notice that instruction has commenced, upon the condition that enrollment in the courses not exceed 30 students per term, without the specific approval of the Commissioner.  Permission to operate beyond one year from the date of the initial course offering will be contingent on demonstration of compliance with all Department standards, and all commitments consistent with Strayer’s application, as determined by the Commissioner.

Program Design and Evaluation Process for the Graduate Level Clinically Rich Principal Preparation Pilot Program Request for Proposals (RFP).  Your Committee discussed the RFP design and approved modifications to the regional funding formula.  The proposed modifications will become effective immediately to ensure timely posting of the RFP.

Elmira Business Institute: Consent to Transfer of Degree Powers upon a Change of Ownership. Your Committee discussed the transfer of the degree powers of Elmira Business Institute to Swedish Institute, Inc. Your Committee recommends the transfer to Swedish Institute, Inc., Elmira Business Institute’s authority to award the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree to duly qualified students successfully completing registered programs.


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 September 13, 2011, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.