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Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents

Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on May 8, 2017.  All members were present, with the exception of Regent Ouderkirk and Regent Collins, who were excused.


Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities – Your committee was provided with information on the recommendations from the Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities.  Some key strategies the Council recommends are to:

  • Initiate a discussion with the appropriate representatives of SUNY, CUNY, CICU and APC to support them in meeting the reasonable accommodation needs of students with disabilities.
  • Revise Reader’s Aid Program legislation to expand the eligibility requirements and increase student financial support.
  • Identify and support a sustainable “Multiple Systems Navigator” cross-system on the transition process including available services and supports for students with disabilities.
  • Expand SED data collection with public postsecondary institutions to link education data in order to gather transition data and require BPSS collection of student outcome data.

In addition, the committee was presented with a panel discussion from Tamara Mariotti, Co-Chair of the Council and two students: Alexandra Luttinger, a graduate student from the College of St. Rose; and, Christopher Ortega, a graduating senior at SUNY Albany.  These students shared with the committee the disability-related challenges and successes they encountered while attending college.

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:15pm