Report of Regents Higher Education Committee to The Board of Regents
The Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on September 11, 2023. All members were present except Regent Christine D. Cea, Regent Wade S. Norwood, Regent Kathleen M. Cashin, and Regent James E. Cottrell who were excused. Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr., Regent Roger Tilles and Regent Adrian I. Hale also attended the meeting but did not vote on any action.
Proposed Amendment of Section 80-3.12 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Requirements for Certification as a School Counselor through Individual Evaluation [HE (A) 1 - REVISED] - Department staff presented for emergency action a proposed regulatory amendment to provide flexibility for candidates seeking an Initial School Counselor certificate through the individual evaluation pathway.
The Committee recommends that section 80-3.12 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective September 27, 2023, as an emergency rule upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to ensure that candidates for the Initial School Counselor certificate are able to meet the educational requirements through individual evaluation in order to be certified and eligible for employment in our public schools.
The motion passed unanimously.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Proposed Amendment of Sections 3.12, 3.14 and 13.11 and Repeal of Part 4 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and Amendment of Section 52.23 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to Regents Accreditation [HE (D) 1] - Department staff presented proposed regulatory amendments to repeal Part 4 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, which relate to the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents role and requirements as a nationally recognized higher education accrediting agency, as well as technical amendments to other sections of Regents Rules and Commissioner’s Regulations to remove references to Part 4.
Proposed Amendment of Section 30-1.2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents Relating to the Computer Science Tenure Area [HE (D) 2] - Department staff presented proposed regulatory amendments to extend the dates listed in the computer science tenure area regulations from September 1, 2023, to September 1, 2024.
Deputy Commissioner William Murphy reviewed the items on the Consent Agenda.