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Board Resolutions

Jan 2003 Feb 2003 March 2003 April 2003 May 2003
June 2003 Sept 2003 Oct 2003 Nov 2003 Dec 2003

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Please note that the Board of Governors does not meet in July or August.


December 2003

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the three-month period ending September 30, 2003, for the 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 approve the licensure of a program in Graphic Arts leading to the Associate in Science degree or to a certificate, to be offered by Asnuntuck Community College, from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005, with the following stipulations:

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors extend the licensure of the program in Speech Language Pathology leading to the Associate in Science degree at Manchester Community College until April 2005, with the provision that the College submit by January 2005 a report on progress in implementing the program, with particular attention to student learning outcomes, appointment of a full-time faculty member and an appropriately-qualified program coordinator, and curriculum development.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors grant an extension of licensure for the program in Architecture leading to the Master of Architecture degree, offered by the University of Hartford, until June 2006.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the modification of the accredited Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Hotel and Restaurant Management and in Travel and Tourism Management at Briarwood College for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation, with the stipulation that the College will remove the courses entitled Hospitality Law and Introduction to Entrepreneurship from the listing of general education courses and include those courses with the related courses.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the modification of the program in Business leading to the Master of Business Administration degree, offered by Fairfield University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a Banking Foundations Certificate and a Mutual Funds and Investments Certificate, to be offered by New England College of Finance at an off-campus site in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with the College’s licensure to operate in Connecticut.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the licensure and accreditation of a program in Medical Office Management 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 accredit programs in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Teikyo Post University, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

November 2003

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education vote to affirm the Board’s review panel selection of Siegel, O’Connor, Schiff and Zangari, PC to provide legal counsel to the Board of Governors for Higher Education regarding collective bargaining and contract administration from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly report for the three-month period ending September 30, 2003, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University and 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 approve the FY 2003 annual reports on Endowed Chairs on the basis of evidenced use of funds against statutory purpose.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors license a program in Biochemistry leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Eastern Connecticut State University, until December 2005.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Northwestern Connecticut Community College until November 30, 2008.  This reaccreditation is granted with the understanding that the College will submit a copy of the Spring 2006 report requested by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to the Board of Governors as well.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors approve the accreditation of a program in Digital Media, leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors approve the accreditation of a program in E-Commerce, leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors license a program in fine arts, leading to a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, to be offered by LymeAcademy College of Fine Arts for a period of two years, until November 30, 2005.

October 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, approve three modified job descriptions and authorize the Commissioner to make two internal promotions as detailed in Exhibit A, to be effective immediately, and to make such additional hires as are required under approved and funded grants and within contract classifications and ranges.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the application of Connecticut State University for the establishment of an endowed chair in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies at Western Connecticut State University and present the petition to state authorities for a state fund match of $500,000.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the new campus site and reaccredit Gibbs College until October 15, 2008.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in American Studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, at Storrs, Avery Point, and Stamford until October 15, 2005.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in National Security and Public Safety, leading to a Master of Science degree, offered by the University of New Haven, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education appoint to the Advisory Committee on Accreditation the three members and alternates identified in the staff report for a term until August 2006, and authorize the Commissioner to make interim appointments to fill vacancies that may occur during the coming year.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the licensure of a Telecommunications Technology program, leading to an Associate in Science degree, to be offered by the Gateway Community College, for a period of two years, from November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2005.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the licensure of a program in Computer Networking, leading to a Senior Network Specialist Certificate or the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by the Quinebaug Valley Community College, for a period of two years, from November 1, 2003 through October 31, 2005.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit an R.N. to B.S.N. program, offered by Sacred Heart University at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program, to be offered by the University of Hartford, for a period of two years, until October 31, 2005.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, until October 16, 2005.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Health Administration degree, offered by Western Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

September 2003

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the twelve-month period ending June 20, 2003, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, Community-Technical College System and Charter Oak State College for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committees.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the partial draft of the 2003 Affirmative Action Plan (analytical sections only) and authorize the Commissioner to approve the final draft of the 2003 report for submission to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on or before October 15, 2003.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the promotion of Lisa Negro to the position of Executive Assistant (II) to the Commissioner with a two percent base salary increase retroactive to the pay period including July 1, 2003 and the continuation of contract with the Department’s Associate Commissioner for Programs and Student Services for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005 according to the terms and conditions agreed to by the parties that include no improvement in salary through FY 04.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Data Mining, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation, with the stipulation that the tuition charges and program costs for the Data Mining program are not part of the accreditation approval.  Final approval of the tuition charge for the program will be made once the recommendations of the tuition policy review committee are approved by the Board of Governors.

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

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Organizational Leadership, leading to the Master of Arts degree, to be offered by The Graduate Institute, for a period of two years, until September 30, 2005.  This period of licensure is contingent on the renewal of institutional accreditation for The Graduate Institute by the Board of Governors before or during its June 2004 meeting.  Licensure of the program in Organizational Leadership will end on June 30, 2004, if institutional accreditation of The Graduate Institute is not renewed on or before that date.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Maritime Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, for a period of three years, until September 30, 2006.

June 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, delegate authority to the Commissioner to make such non-base merit awards to staff as provided within contracts, these to be given on the basis of annual evaluations and not to exceed a total of $5,000.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Computer Programming leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, from June 1, 2003 to May 31, 2003, with the stipulation that the College must submit progress reports and supporting evidence in the interval of six months (due on December 31, 2003, May 31, 2004, December 31, 2004, and May 31, 2004).  The College must address the following specific areas in its reports:

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 Goodwin College, for a period of two years, until June 30, 2005.

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Criminal Justice leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by Albertus Magnus College, from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2005, with the stipulation that the College must have addressed the following areas by the time when it applies for accreditation from the program:

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by Fairfield University, for a period of three years, until May 31, 2006.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Criminal Justice, leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by Middlesex Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

May 2003

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the nine-month period ending March 31, 2003, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, Community-Technical College System and Charter Oak State College for submission to the Office of Policy and Management and the Appropriations and Education Committees.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Fashion Design, leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, from June 1, 2003, to May 31, 2005, with the stipulation that the College must submit progress reports and supporting evidence in the interval of three months (due on December 31, 2003, May 31, 2004, December 31, 2004, and May 31, 2003, December 31, 2004, and May 31, 2004) with the exception of the first report which will be due on August 28, 2003.  The College must address the following specific areas in its reports:

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license the on-line program in Human Resource Management and Humanitarian Services Administration, leading to a Master of Professional Studies degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, from June 1, 2003, to May 30, 2005.

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Anthropology, leading to the Bachelor of Arts and to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Southern Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education continue to license a program of studies leading to a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development, offered by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut, until May, 2006.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Acupuncture leading to a Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Dental Hygiene (to be offered on-line) leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, until June 2005.

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Marine Biology 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 accredit The Graduate Institute and its Master of Arts programs in Conscious Evolution, Experiential Health and Healing, Holistic Thinking, and Oral Traditions for a period of one year, until May 31, 2004.  During that period, the Institute will submit quarterly institutional financial reports, quarterly updates on student enrollments and tuition income, and a bi-annually updated business plan that includes an outline and the results of comprehensive institutional marketing strategy to guarantee program enrollments, to the Department of Higher Education.  The Institute must additionally submit a comprehensive self-study report on or before February 15, 2004, giving emphasis to the institution’s continued progress in maintaining financial stability, including real and projected growth of student enrollments and tuition income, faculty and facility expenses, and additional resource requirements for the next period of accreditation.  A comprehensive evaluation of the Institute and its programs will be scheduled by the Department of Higher Education for March 2004.

April 2003

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license programs in Management, to be offered at the Associate of Science (A.S.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Master of Science (M.S.M.) degree levels, to be offered by Albertus Magnus College, through its New Dimensions program at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Haven, until April 30, 2006.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve program modifications in accredited Master of Arts programs, to be offered by The Hartford Seminary, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Information Technology, within the University’s Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program, to be offered at the University’s site in Luxembourg, until April 30, 2006.

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the licensure and accreditation of a Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates, leading to a Master of Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut in West Hartford and Stamford, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a tuition increase for the Alternate Route to Certification program to $3,100 effective with the ARC II Fall 2003-04 cohort.

March 2003

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Biology leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree to be offered by Teikyo Post University concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Human Services leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree to be offered by Teikyo Post University concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Criminal Justice leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree to be offered by Mitchell College concurrent with institutional accreditation.

February 2003

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the 2003 Annual Report on the Board’s Strategic Plan to Ensure Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Connecticut Public Higher Education be approved and submitted to the Governor, the Connecticut General Assembly and interested parties.

RESOLVED:  In light of the state’s goal of ensuring affordable access, encouraging college attendance and supporting workforce development in Connecticut especially in a time of economic downturn, and its standing tuition and fee policy as developed by all higher education partners, it is recommended that the Board of Governors endorse the following recommendations concerning the FY 2003-04 tuition and fee adjustments:

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

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors endorse Connecticut’s third annual accountability report for higher education and transit it to both the Joint Standing Committee on Education to the new standing committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

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

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Physical Therapy leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) to be offered by Sacred Heart University until January 31, 2006.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure a program in Geriatric Rehabilitation and Wellness leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree to be offered by Sacred Heart University until February 28, 2004.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Communication and Technology Studies leading to a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor or Arts (B.A./B.S.) degree 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 license a program in Art History leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree to be offered by the University of Connecticut until January 31, 2005.

January 2003

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at Albertus Magnus College to be offered in East Hartford, through the College’s New Dimensions Program until December 31, 2004.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Bachelor of Science program in Business Information Systems offered by Eastern Connecticut State University until January 31, 2005.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education continue licensure of a program in Pharmaceutical-Chemical Studies leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University at Bayer Pharmaceutical Division’s Headquarters in West Haven, CT.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in the Management of Sports Industries leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree offered by the University of New Haven for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Visual Arts offered by Western Connecticut State University leading to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.


  

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