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Jan 2005 Feb 2005 March 2005 April 2005 May 2005
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Please note that the Board of Governors does not meet in July or August.


December 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the Board of Governors Discretionary Fund Policy as presented in Exhibit A.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse Research Intensity (Academic Research and Development Expenditures per $1,000 of Gross State Product) as a new System Level Measure under Goal 4 – Economic Development of the Higher Education Accountability Program.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Respiratory Care, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Goodwin College, for a period of two years, until December 31, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant accreditation to Post University until December 31, 2010. 

It is also resolved, as part of this accreditation, that the Board of Governors require the University to submit to the Department of Higher Education, for review by the Board of Governors, the following documents and reports: 

It is also resolved that the Board of Governors require the Department of Higher Education to participate in the Fall 2007 focused visit conducted by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and to receive copies of all findings, reports, and recommendations concerning that visit. Those findings, reports and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Governors for review.

Finally, it is resolved that the Board of Governors require the University to submit a copy of its fifth-year Interim Report to the Department of Higher Education in Spring 2010, together with all findings, reports and recommendations made by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges concerning that Interim Report.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Business and Technology, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut in Stamford, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, leading to the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) degrees, offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of a program in Fine Arts--Visual Communication Option and the change of the title to Animation and Video Arts, leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification to add a Post-Master’s Certificate: Forensic Nurse Clinical Specialist to Quinnipiac University’s current Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N./N.P.) program.  It is further resolved that this approval be for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Information Technology, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.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; 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 a compensation adjustment as detailed in Exhibit A, effective retroactively to July 1, 2005.

November 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the FY 2005 annual reports on Endowed Chairs on the basis of evidenced use of funds against statutory purpose.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the three-month period ending September 30, 2005, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, 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 approve the revised Capitol Scholarship Program eligibility criteria effective with the 2006-2007 grant year to:  a cumulative class rank in the top 20 percent at the end of the junior year for high school seniors (upon graduation for all others) OR have combined scores (math, critical reading, and writing) of at least 1800 on any one sitting of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.  Applicants who have sat for the SAT exam prior to March 2005 must have scored at least 1200 on the SAT exam.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license Bais Binyomin Academy and its three-year Certificate Program in Talmudic Studies until November 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education reaccredit Saint Basil College and its Bachelor’s program in Philosophy until November 2010, with the understanding that the College will invite Staff from the Department of Higher Education to participate in its New England Association of Schools and Colleges evaluation visit in Fall 2006 and that the College submit to the Department a copy of its American Academy for Liberal Education evaluation report.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Liberal Studies at St. Joseph College leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered on-line, for a period of two years, until November 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Biochemistry, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, 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 Quinebaug Valley Community College to offer a program in Computer Networking, leading to a Senior Network Specialist Certificate or the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program, to be offered by the University of Hartford, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

October 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Early Childhood Education, leading to the Associate in Science degree and a Certificate, to be offered by Goodwin College, until September 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Histotechnician program, leading to a Certificate, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of three years, until October 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Organizational Leadership, leading to the 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 accredit a program in Organizational Leadership, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of time concurrent with institution accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Audiology, leading to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the Dual Enrollment Policy Recommendations and charge the Department of Higher Education to take the steps necessary to develop appropriate avenues to implement them.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the Statement of Principles: Faculty Members in Connecticut Colleges and Universities and the Taskforce Recommendations made by the Connecticut Taskforce on the Faculty.  It is further recommended that the Board of Governors endorse the new language of Section 10a-34-13 of the Regulations for Licensure and Accreditation of Institutions and Programs of Higher Learning and that the Board charge the Commissioner and the Department of Higher Education to take the steps necessary to incorporate that new language into those Regulations.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to Gibbs College to offer its accredited program in Fashion Design and Merchandising, leading to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, at the College’s location in Farmington.

September 2005

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the new set of peer institutions for the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University.  In addition, for consistency, transparency and continuity in message, it is important that the constituent units accept and use these newly endorsed peer groups when speaking to internal and external audiences to avoid unnecessary confusion created by introducing other variations of these peer groups.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2005, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, 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 approve the draft of the 2005 Affirmative Action Plan and authorize the Commissioner to approve the final draft of the 2005 report for submission to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on or before October 15, 2005.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the program in Professional Writing, leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree, offered by Western Connecticut State University, for a period of eighteen months, until March 31, 2007 and that the University be required to provide the Department of Higher Education with its application for accreditation of the program no later than October 1, 2006.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the accreditation of an AC DELCO Technical Service Education program, leading to a certificate, to be offered by the Gateway Community College, for a period concurrent with the College accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Business Administration, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Mitchell College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Sport Management, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Mitchell College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve Southern Connecticut State University to modify a program in Media Studies, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree for a period concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education appoint to the Advisory Committee on Accreditation the members and alternates identified in the staff report for a term until August 2008, and authorize the Commissioner to make interim appointments to fill vacancies that may occur during the coming year.

June 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education, guided by the state’s goals to ensure affordable access, encourage college attendance and support workforce development in Connecticut, endorse the 2005-06 tuition and fee adjustments as presented.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a tuition increase for the Alternate Route to Certification program to $3,300 effective with the ARC I Summer 2006 cohort.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education recommend that the Commissioner allocate the Connecticut Aid to Public College Students (CAPCS) appropriation for the FY 2006 proportioning the existing formula to mitigate the impact of data errors

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 the continuing contracts offered to Department managers as noted in Exhibit A.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the Recommendations made by the Connecticut Taskforce on Library and Learning Resources and the Statement of Principles, Academic Libraries in Connecticut, that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the new language of Section 10a-34-18 of the Regulations for Licensure and Accreditation of Institutions and Programs of Higher Learning and that the Board charge the Commissioner and the Department of Higher Education to take the steps necessary to incorporate that new language into those Regulations.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license Albertus Magnus College to offer a program in Leadership, leading to the Master of Arts degree for two years from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, with the stipulations that the College will demonstrate the following by the time of accreditation application:

 ·        Clearer faculty ownership of the program by articulating the roles of program overseers and program developers, and by formally appointing a faculty program coordinator;

·        Permanence of the program advisory council;

·        Evaluation of LDR 502 Leadership and the New Science: Research Design & Methods for Understanding Leadership.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Norwalk Community College until September 30, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license Quinnipiac University to offer a program in Health Care Management, leading to the Master of Business Administration degree for two years from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in General Studies, leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by St. Vincent’s College, until June 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to the University of Bridgeport until December 31, 2009, and that this continuation of the University’s accreditation by the Board of Governors include the following expectations: that the University will submit a copy, for review, of the Annual Report on Finance and Enrollment to the Department of Higher Education by December 15, 2005; that the University will submit a copy of its NEASC progress report, for review, to the Department of Higher Education in Spring 2007; and that the Department of Higher Education will participate in the focused visit by NEASC following the submission of the Spring 2007 progress report, unless earlier submissions warrant intervening action.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Computer Science and Engineering, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, until June 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Dental Hygiene, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered on-line by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Homeland Security Leadership, leading to a Master of Professional Studies degree, offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of two years, until June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Physical Therapy, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until June 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license the following programs, to be offered by the University of Phoenix at a campus in Norwalk, Connecticut, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2008: B.S. in Business/Administration,  B.S. in Business/Management, B.S. in Business/Marketing, B.S. in Business/E-Business, B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in  Management, M.A. in Organizational Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in E-Business, Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, and M.S. in Computer Information Systems.  The Board of Governors requires the following:  (a) that the University of Phoenix provide progress reports, every six months, with the first report due by December 30, 2005, on the University’s implementation of its Library Plan for the proposed Norwalk campus and fulfillment of its commitment to create and sustain an appropriate and adequate on-site library – with core and supporting collections –  to support all of the programs licensed for the University’s proposed Norwalk campus; on the University’s fulfillment of its commitment to hire eleven full-time faculty members, one for each of the programs to be offered at the Norwalk campus; and on the University’s implementation, in Norwalk, of its newly-created University College curriculum;  (b)  that the University of Phoenix provide a report to the Department of Higher Education promptly following the University’s signing of a facility lease, that the Department conduct a visit to review the adequacy of such facilities, and that the Department provide a report to the Board of Governors on the results of that visit;  (c) that the Department of Higher Education conduct a formal interim evaluation visit and make a formal report to the Board of Governors, by December 2006, on the progress of the University of Phoenix on fulfilling its educational plans in Connecticut and in meeting the requirements, as defined above, of the Board of Governors.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, leading to the Master of Science 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 accredit a certificate program in Interfaith Dialogue, to be offered by Hartford Seminary, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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 Mitchell College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorize the University of Rhode Island to place students in the programs of school psychologists and school library media for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools for five years from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010.

May 2005

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the nine-month period ending March 31, 2005, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, 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, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve the promotions of professional staff listed in Exhibit A, adjustments to job duties and compensation, listed in Exhibit B and one-time merit awards listed in Exhibit C.  Further, that continuing contracts be offered to confidential employees as listed in Exhibit D, with all personnel actions to be effective with the pay period including July 1, 2005 except for merit awards which shall be paid in the next regular pay period.  Finally, that the compensation ranges for department professional job classifications be increased by two-and-a-half percent as of July 1, 2005 to reflect cost of living changes as listed in Exhibit E.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve a select number of courses, to be offered by Case Western Reserve University, on-site at Greenwich Hospital until June 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Nursing leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by Goodwin College, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to the International College of Hospitality Management until June 30, 2008.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the change of ownership of Teikyo Post University, the change of the University’s name to Post University, the change in the College’s status to For-Profit, and to extend the accreditation of Post University until December 31, 2005, at which time the Board of Governors will review the recommendations of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and make its determination on the regular continuation of institutional accreditation for Post University.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license a program in Organizational Leadership, leading to the Master of Science degree, offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of three years, until May 31, 2008, with the stipulation that the University provide the Department of Higher Education with a progress report, by May 1, 2006, that includes the following:  a report on enrollments and an admissions profile; an update on program finances; a report on the success of program delivery, including advising support for students; the success of the accelerated courses as measured by student learning outcomes and competency assessments; and a report on faculty hiring and program participation, including advising responsibilities.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license a program in Physical Therapy leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, to be offered by the University of Hartford, until June 30, 2008.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors relicense the program in Biology leading to a Master of Arts degree, offered by Brown University at Pfizer Corporation, Groton, to Pfizer employees, for a period of three years, until May 31, 2008.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license and accredit Capital Community College to offer a program in General Studies, leading to an Associate in Science degree for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors license and accredit a program in Mechanical Engineering leading to the Master of Science degree, offered by Fairfield University, for a period of three years, until May 31, 2008.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors to approve the Paier College of Art to offer programs in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interior design, and photography, leading to a diploma, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

April 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license an undergraduate Teacher Preparation program leading to Certification in the following areas: Pre-K – 12, Art; Middle School: General Science, English, Spanish, History/Social Studies, Mathematics; Secondary: Business, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, English, Spanish, Social Studies, and Mathematics, to be offered by Albertus Magnus College, until May 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license Capital Community College to offer a program in Criminal Justice, leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, from May 1, 2005, through April 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the licensure and accreditation of a program in Biochemistry leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Connecticut College until July 31, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in nursing leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Gateway Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license Quinebaug Valley Community College to offer a program in Early Childhood Education, leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, from May 1, 2005, through April 30, 2007, with the stipulations that, by the time of accreditation, the College will submit evidence to demonstrate that it has reached a reasonable ratio of experienced and knowledgeable full-time and part-time faculty members, and has hired a full-time program coordinator with substantial knowledge and scholarship in the field of early childhood education.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a program in Philosophical-Theological Studies to be offered by St. John’s University at St. John Fisher Seminary Residency, Stamford, for a period of three years, until April 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the accreditation of a program in Criminal Justice leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by Albertus Magnus College for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license Fairfield University to offer a program in Accounting, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, from May 1, 2005, through April 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license Fairfield University to offer a program in Taxation, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, from May 1, 2005, through April 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the individual in the Department of Higher Education position of Director, Alternate Route to Certification, acting as an agent for the Board of Governors for Higher Education, for authorization to electronically sign purchase orders in the state accounts payable system for Alternate Route to Certification service providers that are compensated through the state accounts payable system.

March 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors grant accreditation to LymeAcademy College of Fine Arts until December 31, 2006.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license and accredit a program in Interior Design leading to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, to be offered by Norwalk Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

Implementation of Recommendations Made by the
Connecticut Taskforce on the Cost of College Textbooks

In January 2005, the Department presented a report to the Board of Governors on the work of the Connecticut Taskforce on the Cost of College Textbooks.  The Board charged the Department to consider ways in which those recommendations might be implemented through a series of policy actions by the Board of Governors.  The following are suggested policy implementation recommendations for the Board to consider and to affirm.

1. Faculty members should know the price of textbooks they select for their courses in advance of ordering them.  Faculty should use that price as a consideration as they plan their textbook use.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect the faculty governing body on each Connecticut college and university campus to form an ad hoc textbook committee to investigate textbook pricing on their campus and (a) find ways to contain the escalating prices of textbooks, (b) exhort their faculty peers to take cost into consideration in choosing textbooks, and (c) ensure that annual cost of textbooks is taken into consideration in the formulation of student educational budgets and financial aid awards.  The textbook committees on each campus would report back to the Board of Governors by October 1, 2005 with their findings and actions.

2.  To assist faculty members, campus bookstores should establish a process by which information about the prices of various textbooks will be provided to faculty members.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect the ad hoc textbook committees to work with faculty, administration, and campus bookstores to ensure that each campus bookstore lists the prices of all textbooks well in advance of the start of each semester and makes those prices known to all departments and faculty members.  

3. Bibliographies of assigned text should be available to students well in advance of the beginning of each term so students might plan their purchases.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect campus ad hoc textbook committees to work with all faculty members, full-time and adjunct, to ensure that students have information about assigned texts in each course well in advance of the beginning of each term.

4. Faculty should be encouraged to use textbooks for multiple terms or years, or in multiple courses.  Bookstores should work with faculty and publishers to ensure that sufficient textbooks are available for multiple terms.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect campus ad hoc textbook committees to investigate the feasibility that (a) academic departments work with their faculty to select common texts for their introductory courses and other courses, as appropriate, and, (b) to the degree possible, use these texts for multiple years.

5. The practice of “bundling” course material should stop.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors write to all textbook publishers selling their products in Connecticut and express their concern about the practice of “bundling” textbooks, with the expectation and request that such a practice stop in Connecticut.  It is recommended, too, that the Board of Governors support current legislative initiatives to pass Raised Bill 6860, An Act Prohibiting Textbook Bundling.

6. Bookstores should consider innovations such as guaranteed buyback and other programs to reduce the initial and net purchasing price for students.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect that campus ad hoc textbook committees work with their bookstores (a) to investigate innovative possibilities and (b) to create “best practices” models for other Connecticut colleges and universities.

7. The school library should keep on reserve at least one copy of each textbook used in each respective course.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect campus ad hoc textbook committees to work with their academic departments and with their libraries (institutional and departmental) to investigate the possibility of and the process for placing textbooks on reserve.

8. The Financial aid process should be enhanced so that students automatically receive credits at the bookstore at the beginning of the term.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect campus ad hoc textbook committees to work with their financial aid offices to ensure that students who receive financial aid will receive it in a timely fashion and that they will therefore be able to use appropriate portions of that financial aid for textbook purchases.

9. Bookstores should be encouraged to be more responsive to student concerns, especially in regards used textbooks.

It is recommended that the Board of Governors expect that each college and university in Connecticut create a Bookstore Advisory Committee composed of faculty, students, bookstore employees, and institutional administration to facilitate communication between these groups about all of these recommendations and issues of continuing concern.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors adopt recommendations numbers one through nine, above, as part of the Board of Governors’ and the Department of Higher Education’s commitment to implementing the findings and recommendations of the Connecticut Taskforce on the Cost of College Textbooks.  It is further recommended that the Department of Higher Education conduct a follow-up survey of students and faculty to measure the effects of the steps taken by Connecticut’s public and independent colleges and universities to implement the Board’s recommendations and to lower the cost of textbooks for college and university students in the state.  That survey will be included in a report to the Board of Governors, by June 2006, which will incorporate as well the individual institutional reports listed in recommendation one.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license Capital Community College to offer a program in Communication Media, leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, from April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Business Information Systems, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Eastern Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve a program in Visual Communications, leading to a certificate, to be offered by Gibbs College at its campus in Farmington, for a period of three years, until March 31, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Early Childhood Education leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Southern Connecticut State University, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Biology, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered on-line by St. Joseph College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

February 2005

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the 2005 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 endorse Connecticut’s 2005 accountability report for higher education as attached and transmit it to both the Joint Standing Committee on Education and the standing committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the six-month period ending December 31, 2004, for the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut State University, 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 license a program in Allied Health leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut at Tri-Campus, until February 28, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors re-license a program in Chemistry leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Rhode Island at Pfizer Central Research in Groton, Connecticut, until June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors re-license Williams College-Mystic Seaport Museum to offer a program in American Maritime Studies, leading to a certificate of completion for a period of five years, from March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Allied Health Administration leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a program in Liberal Studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by St. Joseph College, for a period of three years, until February 28, 2008.

 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a program in Allied Health with majors in Rehabilitation Sciences, Diagnostic Science, and Health Science Promotion leading to the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until February 28, 2008.

January 2005

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the application by American International College to place students in its educator preparation programs for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of five years, from February 1, 2004 through January 31, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a program in Physical Therapy, leading to the Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS/DPT) degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, until January 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license and accredit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford to offer a program in Electrical Engineering, leading to a Master of Engineering degree, for a period concurrent with its institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license and accredit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford to offer a program in Engineering Science, leading to a Master of Engineering degree, for a period concurrent with its institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license and accredit Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford to offer a program in Mechanical Engineering, leading to a Master of Engineering degree, for a period concurrent with its institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accept the NEASC/CIHE accreditation of the College and thereby grant state accreditation to St. Vincent’s College until December 31, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit Paier College of Art to offer a program in Photography and Digital Imaging, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors license a program in Occupational Safety and Health Management, leading to the Master of Professional Studies, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until January 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors extend the licensure of a program in Human Services, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of New Haven, until September 2006.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors extend licensure of a program in Professional Counseling, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of New Haven, until September 2006.


  

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