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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on March 15, 2021. All members of the Committee were present.

Action Items


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 March 15, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Matters Requiring Board Action:

Proposed application by D'Youville College for a Master Plan Amendment permitting it to offer a program leading to an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences Studies - Your Committee heard Department staff summarize the application, the input received from existing degree-granting institutions and other interested parties, and the results of the recent public hearing conducted by the Board of Regents on the matter. The Regents Hearing Panel presented a recommendation to the Committee concerning the Master Plan Amendment. 

VOTED:  That the Board of Regents approve a Master Plan Amendment authorizing D’Youville College to offer a program leading to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) program in Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies, and to award the degree to students who complete that program, but which does not authorize additional associate level programs at D'Youville College without further master plan amendment approval. 

Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

Proposed Amendment to Section 80-5.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Internship Certificate - Your Committee heard Department staff  present a regulatory amendment to Section 80-5.9 of the Commissioner’s regulations that will allow candidates who are enrolled in a registered school psychology preparation program, and who have completed at least one-half of the semester-hour requirements for the program, to be eligible for the Internship certificate. The Internship certificate enables candidates to work in a New York State public school in the area of the certificate title for their internship experience.

Consent Agenda Items:

The Board of Regents acted on the following consent agenda item at the January 2020 meeting.

Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.5 Creating a Safety Net for the School Building Leader (SBL) Assessment – The Board of Regents voted to adopt the amendment to Section 80-1.5, which will become effective on March 31, 2021.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 1:40pm