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Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 17, 2014. Items not requiring action:

Overview of Teacher Candidate Placement Rate.  
Your Committee received an overview of the pass rates for the educator certification examinations implemented in 2013, including the School Building Leader (SBL) Part I and Part II, Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students (EAS) test, and the edTPA.

Higher Education Program Approval and Registration.  
Your Committee received an overview of the higher education program approval and registration standards in Commissioner’s Regulations.  The presentation included data regarding the number of program proposals and other applications submitted to the Office of College and University Evaluation since January 2014.  Committee also discussed some of the challenges that colleges and universities in New York State are facing and how those challenges, and the changing landscape in which colleges and universities are operating, affect their ability to meet the current program registration standards.   

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:00pm