Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 13, 2021. All members of the Committee were present.
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Mister 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 November 15, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.
Matters Not Requiring Board Action:
Key Findings from Two Reports on New York State Teacher Shortages and Certification - Staff members from the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands REL presented key findings from a study on New York State teacher shortages and certification that are described in one report on new teachers’ certification and a second report on additional certification for teachers.
Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Requirements for the Reissuance of an Initial Certificate - Department staff presented a proposed regulatory amendment to remove the requirement to complete 50 clock hours of acceptable continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE) and/or professional learning to obtain the reissuance of an Initial certificate and add the school counselor assessment to the list of acceptable assessments that candidates must pass and take within one year before or after the application for the Initial Reissuance.
Proposed Amendments to Sections 52.21, 80-1.5, 80-3.3, 80-3.4, 80-5.8, and Repeal of Section 80-5.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Teacher Performance Assessment Requirement - Department staff presented a proposed regulatory amendment to modify the teacher performance assessment requirement by eliminating the requirement of the edTPA for certification and, instead, requiring that New York State registered teacher preparation programs develop or choose their own teacher performance assessment according to a proposed definition of a teacher performance assessment in New York State. Given this proposed change, Department staff also proposed to remove the edTPA safety net, edTPA multiple measures review process, and Conditional Initial certificate from the regulations.
Proposed Amendments to Sections 52.21 and 80-3.7 of Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the General Education Core in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement for Teacher Preparation Programs and Certification - Department staff presented a proposed regulatory amendment to remove the general core education in liberal arts and sciences requirement for New York State registered teacher preparation programs and the individual evaluation pathway to certification.
Consent Agenda Items:
Proposed Amendment to Sections 52.21 and 80-2.9 and Subpart 80-4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Creation of the Bilingual Education Extension, Supplementary Bilingual Education Extension, and Registration Requirements for Programs Leading to the Bilingual Education Extension for Initial and Professional School Counselor Certificates - The Board of Regents voted to adopt the proposed amendments to sections 52.21 and 80-2.9 and subpart 80-4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, as submitted, effective December 29, 2021.
Permission to Operate: Olivet University - the Board of Regents voted to grant permission to Olivet University (California) to continue to offer seven courses from its M.B.A. program and seven courses from its M.Div. program at Six Barclay Street in New York City. In addition, the Board of Regents voted to grant permission to Olivet University (California) to continue to offer seven courses from its M.Div. program at its location in Dover, NY. This approval will be effective from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022.