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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 15, 2015.  All members were present with the exception of Regent Bendit who was absent and excused.

Action Items

Change in Scope of Institutional Accreditation: American Museum of Natural History – Richard Gilder Graduate School.  Your Committee discussed the application for substantive change in the scope of the Museum’s institutional accreditation.  In May 2015, the Board of Regents authorized the Museum to award the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in support of registering a Museum program to prepare candidates for certification as Earth Science teachers.  Under Regents Rules and federal requirements for accrediting agencies, the resulting establishment of the M.A.T. program represented a substantive change from the Museum’s existing program.  VOTED:  That the Board of Regents approve a change in scope of the institutional accreditation of the American Museum of Natural History, in recognition of the institution’s authorization to offer a Master of Arts in Teaching program.  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 December 15, 2015, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Other matters not requiring action:

Presentation on Implementation of Subdivision 3 of Section 3006 of the Education Law.  Your Committee reviewed the new requirements for the implementation of the new law for registration and continuing teacher and leader education.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:30am