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Report of Regents Cultural Education Committee to The Board of Regents

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 May 19, 2014. In attendance were committee members: Regents Tilles, Dawson, Rosa Cea, Cottrell, and Brown. Absent:  Regent Bendit

In addition to CE Committee Members, in attendance were: Chancellor Tisch, Chancellor Emeritus Bennet, Regents Tallon, Finn and Phillips as well as Commissioner King and Executive Deputy Commissioner Berlin.


Chair’s Remarks: Regent Tilles welcomed everyone and opened the meeting. 

CE D-2 Identifying the Archival Record
Keith Swaney,Archives & Records Management Specialist 1, presented a detailed overview on methods archivists use to determine what records and documents are worthy of permanent preservation.  Consequently, Archivists must make careful and difficult decisions about what to save and why in order to accurately represent history.

CE D-1 Cultural Resources Available Statewide from the State Archives for Curriculum Support
Julie Daniels, Coordinator of Educational Programs at the State Archives, spoke about programs offered at OCE, particularly at the State Archives that provide curricular support materials.  The New York State Archives provides online access to primary source documents, photographs, historical maps, and images of collection objects along with support materials that facilitate use of these materials in a classroom setting.  The primary delivery vehicle for these materials is a resource called Consider the Source.  Consider the Source and other related resources have been used by tens of thousands of teachers.  The committee received an update on the delivery, content and use of these educational resources.

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:45pm