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Board Resolutions

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June 2011

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Systems Engineering, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, at Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronics Systems in Norwalk, CT, to be offered by Johns Hopkins University at Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronics Systems in Norwalk, Connecticut for a period of three years until June 30, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Space Systems Engineering, leading to a Graduate Certificate, to be offered at United Technologies Corporation in Windsor Locks, Connecticut by Stevens Institute of Technology, for a period of three years, until September 30, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English, to be offered by the Tri-Campus of the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Writing, to be offered by Albertus Magnus College for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Pastoral Studies, to be offered by Holy Apostles College and Seminary, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Biomedical Engineering, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Mathematics Education Leadership, leading to a Sixth-Year Certificate, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Nursing Practice, leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, to be offered by Fairfield University for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a concentration in Montessori within the program in Elementary Education, leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, to be offered by the University of Hartford for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the modification to the program in Experiential Health and Healing, changing the name to Integrative Health and Healing, leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, offered by The Graduate Institute, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a program modification to the Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive M.B.A.) program, offered at the University of New Haven, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the modification to the programs in Comparative Literacy and Cultural Studies, leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) and to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, renaming them as Literature, Cultures and Languages, offered by the University of Connecticut for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extends the accreditation of Albertus Magnus College until March 31, 2012.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Asnuntuck Community College until September 30, 2016.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Eastern Connecticut State University until October 30, 2016.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accepts the NEASC assessment and grants reaccreditation to Gateway Community College until June 30, 2016. It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education requires that the College submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of its report submitted to NEASC prior to the visit to the new campus in Spring 2012 and that a member of the Department accompanies the NEASC site-visit team.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Holy Apostles College and Seminary until June 30, 2016.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Nursing Practice, leading to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree to be offered online, by Saint Joseph College, for a period of three years until June 30, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education reaccredits Paier College of Art for a period of three years, until June 30, 2014, consistent with its cycle for reaffirmation of accreditation from its national accreditor, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education requires the College to submit to the Department of Higher Education all correspondence, studies, and reports to and from ACCSC within 15 days of dispatch or receipt.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorizes the Commissioner of Higher Education to sign the negotiated collective bargaining agreement with the Department of Higher Education’s bargaining unit, should the unions approve the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) agreement.

May 2011

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the operating fund quarterly reports for the nine-month period ending March 31, 2011, as reported by the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University System, Community-Technical College System and Board for State Academic Awards for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committees.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education relicenses a program in Professional Aeronautics and a program in Technical Management, each leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, and a program in Aeronautical Science, leading to the Master of Aeronautical Science degree, to be offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the Pratt & Whitney Training Facility in East Hartford, Connecticut for a period of two years until May 31, 2013.  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors require Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to submit a progress report to the Department of Higher Education on the hiring of a Director of Academics as well as on faculty and enrollment for each of the three programs in May 2012 in a format to be determined by the Commissioner.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Biology, leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, to be offered at Pfizer Central Research in Groton, Connecticut by Brown University, for a period of three years until May 31, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Music Studies, to be offered by Manchester Community College for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Pathway to Teaching Careers, to be offered by Manchester Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in African American Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Media Arts with options in Media Studies and Media Production, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition, to be offered by Sacred Heart University for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a modification to the accredited Data Mining program, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education relicenses a program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business/Management and a program leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) offered by the University of Phoenix at its campus in Norwalk, Connecticut, for a period of two years, until June 30, 2013. It is further resolved that the University submit semi-annual progress reports due at the end of each December and June on faculty, enrollment, completions and consortium agreements in a format determined by the Commissioner.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Design Management, leading to a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of two years until May 31, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Health Care Information Systems, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree to be offered on-ground and online by Sacred Heart University, for a period of three years until May 31, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in English, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

April 2011

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorses the 2011-12 tuition and fee adjustments as presented.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the 2011 Annual Report on the Board’s Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education for submission to the Governor, the Connecticut General Assembly and interested parties.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Game Design and Development, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of three years until April 30, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Pathway to Teaching Careers, leading to an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, to be offered by Tunxis Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the new facility designated as the School of Pharmacy of Saint Joseph College located at 229 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a program modification to the Master of Science (M.S.) and the Sixth Year Certificate in Reading, offered at Southern Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a program modification to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism Management, offered at the University of New Haven, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a program modification to offer the Health Science program online, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Nursing, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a completion program (RN to BSN) in Nursing, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Health Science, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation. It is further resolved that the Board of Governors approves the program modification to offer this program online.

March 2011

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the operating fund quarterly reports for the six-month period ending December 31, 2010, as reported by the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University System, Community-Technical College System and Board for State Academic Awards for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committees.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Integrating Spirituality & Religion into Counseling, leading to an Advanced Graduate Certificate, to be offered by Fairfield University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in School-based Marriage & Family Therapy, leading to an Advanced Graduate Certificate, to be offered by Fairfield University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Substance Abuse Counseling, leading to an Advanced Graduate Certificate, to be offered by Fairfield University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a modification to the accredited Business Management program, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Albertus Magnus College to offer the program online, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extends the accreditation of Gateway Community College until November 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Nursing Practice, leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of three years until March 31, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Physical Therapist Assistant, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Norwalk Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Nursing Practice, leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP), to be offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Business Analytics and Project Management, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

January 2011

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a Dietetic Internship program, leading to a Graduate Certificate, to be offered by Saint Joseph College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a Certificate program in Medical Billing and Coding, to be offered by Sanford-Brown College for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing, to be offered by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, effective January 14, 2011, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the modification to a licensed program in Pastoral Studies, leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, offered by Holy Apostles College and Seminary, for a period of time concurrent with program licensure. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Organizational Studies, to be offered by Goodwin College for a period of two years until January 31, 2013, with a progress report to be submitted to the Department by December 31, 2011 providing an update on any curricular revisions, course pre-requisites, fully developed syllabi, and provide the assessment measures for the program objectives.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grants accreditation to Goodwin College until January 31, 2016. It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education requires the College to submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of its progress report to NEASC in Fall 2012 as well as have a representative from the Department attend the subsequent visit.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extends its deepest appreciation to Gloria Ragosta for her exemplary contributions as Vice-President of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, as Executive Director of the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, and as Vice-Chair of the Standing Advisory Committee to the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

For 27 years, Gloria has dedicated herself to advocating on behalf of the state’s independent higher education institutions and to students seeking financial aid with compassion, intelligence and grace. In so doing, she has advanced the leadership position of the state’s independent colleges and has made college possible for thousands of Connecticut students. Her able guidance has been of great value to the Standing Advisory Committee, as well as to members of the Board of Governors to whom Gloria is a highly respected colleague and friend.

On behalf of the State of Connecticut, its students and citizens, we extend our appreciation to Gloria Ragosta for her outstanding service to our State, and our congratulations on a well-deserved retirement.

 



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