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Jan 2002 Feb 2002 March 2002 April 2002 May 2002
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Please note that the Board of Governors does not meet in July or August.


December 2002

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly report for the three-month period ending September 30, 2002, for the Community-Technical College System for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committees.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the FY 2003-05 Biennial Capital Budget request.  In addition, it is recommended that the Governor and General Assembly use the Board of Governors’ five priority categories to evaluate and determine funding levels for each consistent unit.  These priority categories are defined in Attachment A.  Each requested project has been assigned a category based on these definitions.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes to select and employ a commissioner of higher education, to fix terms and conditions of employment and to fix compensation for the position, approve the offer of a continuing contract to Commissioner, Valerie F. Lewis, with no change in compensation through December 1, 2003.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes to select and employ a commissioner of higher education, to fix terms and conditions of employment, and to fix compensation for the position, approve the offer of a continuing contract to Commissioner Valerie F. Lewis with no change in compensation through December 1, 2003.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a completion program in Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N. to be offered by Sacred Heart University at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford until November 30, 2005.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit the following programs to be offered by Teikyo Post University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation: Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Early Childhood Education, Certificate in Child Development Associate, Certificate in Early childhood Education Administration, Certificate in International Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in International Business Administration, Certificate in Legal Assistant, Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Legal Assistant, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Legal Assistant, Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Marketing; and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Marketing

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program to be offered by the University of New Haven at an off-site location in Stratford, CT until November 30, 2005.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification to change the program and the name of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in General Dietetics offered by the University of New Haven to Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics and to add a minor in Nutrition.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a five-year pilot program in Instructional Leadership, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, leading to a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, until December 31, 2007.  It is further recommended that licensure of the program include the following requirements and stipulations:

That the University report annually to the Department of Higher Education and to the Board of Governors on the following matters:

a. program performance and projections, including enrollment, retention, and budget information in a format determined by the Department of Higher Education.  Such information will include full financial reporting, including tuition income in the Ed.D. program; enrollment statistics and tuition and fee income in undergraduate, master’s and sixth-year level programs in the School of Education, including an explanation of the allocation of resources from those programs in support of the Ed.D. program; numbers of applicants and numbers of acceptances in the Ed.D. program; student attrition rates in the Ed.D. program, by cohort and for the program as a whole; faculty workloads in the school of Education in light of the need to accommodate dissertation advising into faculty workload schedules;

b. the impact, on the School of Education and on the University, of discretionary release-time for Ed.D. faculty to conduct research (the University state4s that all full-time faculty involved in the Ed.D. program will receive a minimum three to six credits/semester or six to twelve credits/annually of release-time to pursue their own research and scholarship, and this may have broader implications);

c. the cost of maintaining a satisfactory doctoral faculty/student ratio, including the cost of hiring “methodologists and other consultants” for the program and the cost of hiring adjunct faculty members to meet teaching needs in the University’s other undergraduate and graduate programs in Education;

d. implementation of the faculty development program, especially progress made in the doctoral-level mentoring of students;

e. progress made in the development and implementation of curriculum modules;

f. progress made in building appropriate professional relationships and codifying agreements with school districts, including progress n the work of the Advisory Board;

g. reporting on collaborative activities, throughout the Connecticut State University system, on the development and implementation of academic programs, including the use of faculty across the system in the delivery of academic programs.

November 2002

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the three-month period ending September 30, 2002, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University and Charter Oak State College for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committee.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the FY 2003-05 Biennial Operating Budget request as recommended by the Commissioner.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education delegate to its Chair, Vice Chair and Commissioner, responsibilities associated with its participation in concession bargaining and other personnel matters being addressed by the Office of Policy and Management and the Governor.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification in the accredited Master of Science in Nursing program, to consolidate two graduate degree programs in Nursing – the Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner and the Master of Science in Nursing: Forensic Nursing – into a single accredited Master of Science in Nursing program concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Accounting (On-Line) leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut until November 30, 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Applied Financial Mathematics leading to the Professional Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut until November 30, 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Applied Genomics leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut until November 30, 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification in the accredited Bachelor of Arts program in Art, to establish a specialization in Art History, 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 accredit a program in Graphic/Information Design leading to the Bachelor of Arts 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 approve a program modification of a program in Special Education leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

October 2002

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Health Psychology, leading to the Master of Arts 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 license an AC DELCO technical service education program, leading to a certificate, to be offered by Gateway Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Photography and Digital Imaging, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, to be offered by Paier College of Art, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Computer Science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Criminal Justice leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve an on-line program in Criminal Justice leading to the Associate in Science degree to be offered by Tunxis Community College.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Physical Therapy leading to the Master of Science 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 accredit a program in Business Administration leading to the Master of Business Administration degree, to be offered through the New Dimensions Program of Albertus Magnus College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Ecology and Environmental Science leading to a Master of Arts degree, as a new specialization in the accredited Master of Arts degree program in Biological Science, 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 accredit a program in Cell and Molecular Biology leading to a Master of Arts degree, as a new specialization in the Accredited Master of Arts degree program in Biological Science 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 license and accredit a program in Computer Security, leading to the Associate in Science 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 license a program in Bioinformatics, leading to a graduate certificate, to be offered by the University of New Haven, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

September 2002

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2002, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, Community-Technical Colleges and Charter Oak State College for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committee.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the revised set of State Level and Institution Specific Performance Indicators for the constituent units and public institutions of higher education as provided in Attachment A.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the Department of Higher Education’s FY 2003-05 Biennial General Fund Current Services Request of $82,637,312 for FY 2004 and $84,006,719 for FY 2005

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the partial draft of the 2002 Affirmative Action Plan and authorize the Commissioner to approve the final draft of the 2002 report for submission to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on or before October 15, 2002.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Information Design leading to the Master of Arts 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 license and accredit a program in Secondary Education, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by Eastern Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program (on-line) in Philosophy leading to the Master of Arts degree, to be offered by Holy Apostles College and Seminary, until September 2004.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program (on-line) in Theology leading to the Mater of Arts degree, to be offered by Holy Apostles College and Seminary, until September 2004.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant authority to the University of New Haven, in the form of specified and limited accreditation of the Master of Science program in Aviation Science, to award Master of Science degrees to the students who have been identified as presently enrolled in the program and who will have successfully completed, by August 30, 2005, all educational and degree requirements in the program, with the stipulation that the University of New Haven provides the Department of Higher Education with a biannual status report.  It is understood that this specified and limited accreditation by the Board of Governors for the Master of Science program in Aviation Science will terminate once all students have been awarded the degree and that the program itself will terminate when those degrees have been awarded.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in National Security and Public Safety leading to the Master of Science degree and to a Certificate in National Security, to be offered by the University of New Haven, until September 2004.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Professional Counseling leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of New Haven, until September 2004.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Charter Oak State College until September 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in E-Media lading to the Master of Science degree, offered by Quinnipiac University, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:    that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Human Services leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of New Haven, until September 2004.

June 2002

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the set of Common Core of Institutional Indicators for the constituent units and public institutions of higher education as provided in Attachment A.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approval the expansion of the Alternate Route to Certification to include technology education and family and consumer science for a two-year period until September 1, 2004. All program expansions will undergo an internal review conducted by the Department of Higher Education by September 1, 2003. The review would consider employment needs and demand from those seeking to enter the teaching profession as well as program design and effectiveness. The results of that review will be reported to the Board of Governors.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Nursing leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by Gateway Community College, until May 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of a program in On-Line Computer Information Systems leading to the Associate in Science degree, with an option in Website Development E-Commerce, offered by Naugatuck Valley Community College, until June 30, 2003.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of a program in Acupuncture leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, until June 2003.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology leading to the Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until June 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Accounting leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut’s Tri-Campus, for a period concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Capital Community College until June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a minor program in Language and Computation, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2005.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Gateway Community College until April 30, 2007.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Theater Arts leading to the Associate of Arts degree, to be offered by Housatonic Community College, until June 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the institutional name change from Lyme Academy of Fine Arts to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Allied Health Administration, to be offered by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, until June 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Quinebaug Valley Community College until June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to the University of Hartford until December 31, 2007.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Media Technology leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Hartford, until June 2004.

May 2002

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the Nine-month period ending March 31, 2002, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, Community-Technical Colleges and Charter Oak State College for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committee.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve: 1) non-base merit awards to staff as detailed in Exhibit A, to be effective immediately; 2) recontracting with Department of Higher Education confidential and management employees as detailed in Exhibit B, to be effective with the paycheck including July 1, 2002; 3) a 2.4% cost of living increase to all Department of Higher Education professional staff salary ranges, to be effective with the pay period including July 1, 2002, including merger of the Senior Consultant and Executive Assistant II salary ranges as detailed in Exhibit C; and 4) subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve the offer of a continuing contract to Commissioner Valerie F. Lewis and authorized the board chair to conclude its terms and conditions.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Psychology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, until May 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Construction Management leading to a Bachelor of Science at Central Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education relicense New York Medical College to offer programs at Danbury Hospital in Health Policy and Management leading to a Master of Science degree or a Master of Public Health degree and a program in Public Health leading to a Master of Public Health degree. In addition, the College will offer Certificate programs in Public Health and Management.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus until February 2003.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of a program in Information Technology Sales, leading to the Associate in Science degree, offered by Norwalk Community College, until April 2003.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Tunxis Community College until June 30, 2008.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Southern Connecticut State University until June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Computer Engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of New Haven, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the program modification in the currently accredited program in Meteorology, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

April 2002

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Early Childhood Education leading to the Associate in Science degree to be offered by Tunxis Community College concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Cognitive Science leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science degree to be offered by the University of Connecticut until April 30, 2005.

March 2002

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the 2001 Annual Report on the Board’s Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education to be submitted to the Governor, Connecticut General Assembly and other interested parties.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the expansion of the Alternate Route to Certification to New Haven and Bridgeport for a two year period until September 1, 2003. It is further recommended that the ARC II program, located in the greater New London area, be expanded to include cohorts in music and physics/chemistry. All satellite programs will undergo an internal review conducted by the Department of Higher Education by September 1, 2003. The review would consider employment needs and demand from those seeking to enter the teaching profession as well as program design and effectiveness. The results of that review will be reported to the Board of Governors.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Psychology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Mitchell College until April 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Sport Management leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Mitchell College until April 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Educational Leadership leading to the Doctor of Education degree, to be offered by Southern Connecticut State University until March 31, 2006.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Educational Leadership leading to the Doctor of Education degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut in Stamford until March 31, 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Digital Arts Technology leading to the Associate in Science degree with options in Audio/Video, Graphics/Animation, and Multimedia/Web Authoring to be offered at Naugatuck Valley Community College for a period concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Communication Arts leading to the Associate in Science degree to be offered at Norwalk Community College for a period concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification to the accredited program in Computer Information Systems leading to the Associate in Science degree to be offered by Tunxis Community College concurrent with institutional accreditation.

February 2002

At its meeting on February 20, 2002, a quorum being present, the Board of Governors for Higher Education approved the following resolutions:

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the six-month period ending December 31, 2001, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, Community-Technical Colleges and Charter Oak State College for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committee.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors transmit Connecticut’s second annual accountability report for higher education to the Education Committee and to the higher education community at-large.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors endorse the new set of peer institutions for Eastern Connecticut State University for the 2002 report only. It is further recommended that the Chancellor recommend at least two additional peers that more closely resemble Eastern in terms of mission, enrollment size, program mix, faculty compliment and cost per student for inclusion in next year’s reporting cycle in order to meet the overall definition of "peer" institutions.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Public History leading to the Master of Arts 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 license and accredit a program in Survey Research leading to the Master of Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Albertus Magnus College until September 30, 2006.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorize Eastern Connecticut State University to enter into an agreement with Three Rivers Community College. That agreement will authorize Eastern Connecticut State University to teach six three-credit courses during the time period from Spring 2002 through Spring 2003, as part of the Three Rivers Community College Associate Degree in Bioscience Program.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modifications to the accredited program in Environmental Toxicology and Science leading to the Associate in Science degree, including the change of the program’s name to Environmental Science and Toxicology, to be offered by Gateway Community College, for a period concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modifications to the accredited program in Occupational Therapy Assistant leading to the Associate in Science degree at Housatonic Community College for a period concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant an extension of licensure to The Graduate Institute and to four previously approved programs offered by The Graduate Institute leading to the Master of Arts degree in Holistic Thinking, Conscious Evolution, Oral Tradition, and Experiential Health and Healing, until April 30, 2003.

This action is contingent upon The Graduate Institute making progress satisfactory to the Board of Governors on meeting its enrollment goals, and demonstrating to the Board of Governors that the Institute’s financial resources are both separate and adequate for the effective achievement of the purposes and objectives of the institution and each of its programs. The Graduate Institute will submit formal progress reports on meeting these goals to the Board of Governors in time for the Board’s June 2002 meeting, its September 2002 meeting, and its December 2002 meeting. The Department of Higher Education will conduct an evaluation visit of The Graduate Institute in January 2003 with results reported to the Board of Governors at its April 2003 meeting. The Board’s one-year extension of licensure of The Graduate Institute will not be renewed in the event that The Graduate Institute does not qualify for institutional accreditation at the time of the evaluation visit or has not met conditions of licensure extension.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant authority to The Graduate Institute, in the form of specified and limited accreditation of the program in Oral Tradition and of the program in Holistic Thinking, to award Master of Arts degrees to the students who have been identified as presently enrolled in these programs and who, by August 15, 2002, will have successfully completed all educational and degree requirements in those two programs. It is understood that this specified and limited accreditation by the Board of Governors for the program in Oral Tradition and the program in Holistic Thinking will be for the period of time from May 15, 2002 until August 15, 2002. Prior to awarding the Master of Arts degree in Oral Tradition and in Holistic Thinking, The Graduate Institute will provide the Department of Higher Education a degree award list with appropriate program completion documentation and, upon approval from the Department, will issue The Graduate Institute degrees with the notation "as approved by the Board of Governors for Higher Education." The Graduate Institute will not have authority to award any other degrees unless and until it is formally accredited to award degrees by the Board of Governors and unless and until its programs are individually accredited by the Board of Governors.


January 2002

At its meeting on January 16, 2002, a quorum being present, the Board of Governors for Higher Education approved the following resolutions:

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors endorse the following recommendations concerning the FY 2002-03 tuition and fee adjustments:

that the Board of Governors direct the Commissioner of Higher Education to commence immediately on a review of the Board of Governors’ current tuition and fee policies. Such review shall seek to attain an appropriate balance between the ovearching state policy objective of maintaining affordable access to the public system of higher education for Connecticut’s citizens and the desire to foster institutional quality and flexibility and to ensure equitable tuition and fees for part-time students.

The Commissioner shall develop and present recommendations on any tuition and fee policy changes no later than October 1, 2002.

The Board of Governors for Higher Education reemphasizes that it is requesting the responsibility of reviewing and approving all public sector petitions to increase tuition beyond the level of annual inflation indices as represented by the CPI, which in 2001 was 3.3 percent and is estimated at 3 percent for 2002.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve the expansion of Department of Higher Education job classifications and associated salary ranges detailed in Exhibit A, and authorize the Commissioner to assign employees to the new classifications, adjust job descriptions in correspondence, and make equity and promotional compensation adjustments, effective retroactively to the pay period including January 1, 2002, as detailed in Exhibit B.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license a program in Architecture leading to the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) to be offered by the University of Hartford, until January 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license a program in Nursing, leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until January 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license a program in Business Administration leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Mitchell College, Until January 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Liberal Studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Mitchell College, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license a program in Educational Technology leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by Eastern Connecticut State University, until January 2004.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the joint report and recommendations of the State Department of Higher Education and the State Department of Education which examines the curriculum design and implementation of teacher training based on Connecticut’s Blueprint for Reading Achievement, for submission to the Education Committee of the General Assembly and direct the Commissioner to take the necessary action.


  

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