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


December 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorize the Commissioner to transmit the proposed FY 2007-09 Biennial Operating Budget to the Governor and the General Assembly as provided under C.G.S. Section 10a-8.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the Reading Survey Summary Report and endorse efforts by the Department of Higher Education to continue to work with institutional partners to strengthen the teaching of reading and literacy in Connecticut.  Toward that goal, it is resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education charge the Department of Higher Education to work with the Deans and Directors of Connecticut’s public and independent teacher preparation programs, and with all appropriate Education faculty, to develop a set of Best Practices for the teaching of reading so as to ensure that all Connecticut teachers, especially those in certification fields that support early reading, are most appropriately prepared to teach reading and literacy.  As part of that effort, it is resolved that the Department of Higher Education convene appropriate statewide Roundtables, Workshops, or Colloquiums early in FY 2007 to bring the best thinking, from all practical and theoretical perspectives, in Connecticut to the development and implementation of those Best Practices.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors require a final report on these efforts by May 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Gateway Community College until April 30, 2011.  It is also resolved that the College submit to the Department of Higher Education (1) a copy of the Fall 2007 report on its success in securing funding for its new campus and (2) a copy of its fifth-year Interim Report as well as the letter of notification from NEASC in response to that submission.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to the University of New Haven until December 31, 2010.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors require the University submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of the Fall 2007 report as well as a copy of the letter of notification from NEASC in response to that submission.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to Providence College to place students enrolled in its Graduate Counseling program for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of five years, until December 31, 2011. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Leadership, leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, offered by 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 Accounting, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, offered by Fairfield University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

November 2006

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the FY 2006 annual reports on Endowed Chairs on the basis of evidenced use of funds against statutory purpose.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the three-month period ending September 30, 2006, 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 endorse the 2006 annual report of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) for the submission to the Education and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees of the Connecticut General Assembly.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the FY 2007-09 Biennial Capital Budget request.  In addition, it is recommended that the Governor and General Assembly use the Board of Governor’s five priority categories to evaluate and determine funding levels for each constituent 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 for Higher Education grant approval to Cambridge College to place students enrolled in the College’s M.Ed. program for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of five years, from November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Latino Community Practice, leading to a Graduate Certificate, offered by St. Joseph College, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2009.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Retail Merchandising, leading to an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Gibbs College, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2009.   

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license an on-line program in Nutrition, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered by St. Joseph College, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2009.

October 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the establishment of an Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University and request $500,000 in state matching funds as part of its FY 2007-09 operating budget request.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Architecture, leading to a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree, offered by the University of Hartford, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Quinnipiac University through September 2010.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the University to submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of its report to NEASC in preparation for the Fall 2009 comprehensive evaluation visit, in which the Department of Higher Education will participate.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Organizational Leadership, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) 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 license a program in Dental Hygiene leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of three years, until October 31, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree, with an emphasis in Occupational Safety and Health, to be offered on-line by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree, with an emphasis in Web Technology, to be offered on-line by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

September 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2006 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 endorse the Department of Higher Education’s FY 2007-09 Biennial General Fund Current Services Request of $103,486,376 for FY 2008 and $95,101,972 for FY 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the draft of the 2006 Affirmative Action Plan and authorize the Commissioner to approve the final draft of the 2006 report for submission to the Connecticut Commissioner on Human Rights and Opportunities on or before October 15, 2006.

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 2009, 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 modification of the program in Technology and Engineering Education K-12, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program in Music (with Certification, Pre-K thru 12), leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 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 license a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program, with a concentration in Illustration, to be offered by the University of Hartford, until October 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Asnuntuck Community College through September 2011.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the College to submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of its Spring 2008 report to NEASC as well as a copy of its Fall 2010 Interim Report.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to the University of Massachusetts, Boston to place students in the programs of teacher of students with visual impairments, school psychology, and school counseling for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2009.

June 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the individual in the Department of Higher Education position of Associate Director, Student Financial Aid, acting as an agent for the Board of Governors for Higher Education, for authorization to sign financial aid payment vouchers.

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; continuing contracts for confidential employees as listed in Exhibit C; new compensation ranges for department professional job classifications that increase by three percent to reflect cost of living changes as listed in Exhibit D and management contracts as proposed in Exhibit E, with all personnel actions to be effective with the pay period including July 1, 2006.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the Concurrent Enrollment report, endorse the policy recommendations listed below, and direct the Commissioner to implement the recommendations as promptly as feasible

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

The Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education (BOG) policies should encourage all students to participate in collegiate opportunities by establishing clear guidelines and standards.  As a result, the state’s public and independent institutions of higher education should be able to award high school students college credits consistently on the basis of student participation in various collegiate opportunities. 

The following are some recommendations for establishing appropriate and applicable standards:

The recommendations listed here will serve as the foundation for current practices and as the framework for appropriate changes in the future. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Albertus Magnus College until September 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher education accredit an on-site and an on-line program in Computer Support Specialist, leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and to certificate programs in Computer Hardware Support Specialist and Computer Software Support Specialist, offered by Capital Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the program in Microbial Systems Analysis, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of two years, until September 30, 2008.  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the University of Connecticut to submit a progress report to the Department of Higher Education for the program by October 1, 2007, detailing its success in hiring appropriate faculty for the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and meeting enrollment and other educational goals for the Microbial Systems Analysis program.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Homeland Security, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of two years, until June 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Digital Video and Multimedia, offered by Gibbs College, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, 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 Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Briarwood College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Decorative Arts and Design, leading to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, until June 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Human Services, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to a certificate in Youth Development, or to a certificate in Non-Profit Management, offered by Goodwin College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Mathematics (Certification, grades 7-12), leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by the University of Hartford, for a period of two years, until June 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Holy Apostles College and Seminary until June 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve concentrations (Marketing and Design, Managerial Communications, and Information Technology Management) in an accredited program in Business Administration, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Mitchell College.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Global Studies, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be 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 license Sacred Heart University to offer a program in Criminal Justice, leading to a Master of Arts degree for a period of two years, from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008, with the stipulation that the University provides the Board of Governors for Higher Education a mid-term evaluation report on the progress of curricular implementation, faculty in developing sustained professional ties with the discipline, building experiences in teaching graduate-level courses, becoming more familiar with criminal justice programs nationally, and maintaining an active research agenda.  The report is due on June 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a Graduate Certificate in Action Research for the Urban Classroom, to be offered by St. Joseph College, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Women’s Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by St. Joseph College, until June 2009.

May 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve delegation to the Commissioner of decision regarding the award of the limited merit funds which are permitted within the Board’s collective bargaining contract with its professional employees.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the nine-month period ending March 31, 2006, 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 direct the Commissioner to allocate the Connecticut Aid to Public College Students (CAPCS) appropriation for FY 2007 proportioning the formula to mitigate the impact of residency status as detailed on Exhibit A.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Irenic Studies, leading to the Master of Arts degree, to be offered by The Graduate Institute, for a period of two years, until April 30, 2008, with the stipulation that the Institute submit a report to the Board by April 30, 2007, addressing the concerns raised by the evaluation team on Administration, Faculty, Curriculum and Instruction, and Library and Learning Resources. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in American Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut at its Tri-Campus, for a period of two years, until April 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Occupational Health Psychology, leading to a Graduate Certificate, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Organizational Leadership, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered on-line by Quinnipiac University, for a period of two years, until April 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Management, leading to the Master of Science in Management degree, to be offered by St. Joseph College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Maritime Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut at its Avery Point campus, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, leading to a Master of Arts degree, to be offered off site in New London by the University of New Haven, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the program in Public Administration, leading to a Master of Arts degree, to be offered off site in New London by the University of New Haven, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

April 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve the promotion of the support staff listed in Exhibit A, retroactive to October 14, 2005.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors request the Commissioner to seek a written opinion from the Attorney General prior to the May 1st filing deadline regarding whether members of the Board of Governors for Higher Education must file Annual Statements of Financial Interests since the Board has never previously been petitioned to file and has just been informed of this issue.  The Commissioner’s letter should reflect the Board’s unanimous decision, as non-salary volunteers who have no direct decision over state contracts, not to file in the absence of such an opinion.  Furthermore, in light of the fact that the deadline is May 1st, it should be asked that the Attorney General’s opinion come in advance of the deadline to permit members of the Board to comply with the law if necessary.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Mechanical Engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until April 30, 2009.  This resolution is made with the understanding that this will be the first and only program in Engineering offered by the University and its School of Technology, and that the program will serve as the location of Engineering education within the Connecticut State University System.  This resolution is also made with the stipulation that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the University to submit a report by March 1, 2007, to address the following concerns raised by the Evaluation Team:  (1) clarification of the relationship between Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering as well as the differences between the programs and their purposes in the School of Technology; (2) contributions the program is making to meet the state’s need for aerospace and manufacturing engineers; (3) success in ensuring the appropriate administration of the program, including the appointment of an individual solely responsible for directing the Mechanical Engineering program; (4) success in upgrading  laboratory facilities and enrichment of instrumentation, to ensure appropriate experiential learning and research in Mechanical Engineering; (5) success in faculty hiring, particularly of a faculty member in the aerospace field; (6)  success in encouraging the current faculty to make the appropriate transition from expertise in teaching and research in engineering technology to expertise in teaching and research in engineering; (7) success in the review of the curriculum, to ensure that it continues fully to meet national engineering accreditation standards; (8) success in upgrading library holdings to support the program; and (9) success in meeting enrollment as well as financial projections to ensure that the program is financially stable, including ensuring ongoing stability of the University’s technology programs and offerings.  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require an annual report from the University, due by January 1, 2008 and by January 1, 2009 (which will be incorporated into the University’s application for program accreditation), on contributions the program is making to meet the state’s need for aerospace and manufacturing engineers and on the program’s success in meeting enrollment as well as fiscal goals.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Culinary Arts Management, leading to an Associate of Science degree, to be offered by the International College of Hospitality Management, Cesar Ritz, from May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2008, with the stipulation that the College must submit annual progress reports and supporting evidence (due on December 31, 2006, and December 31, 2007) for review by the Department of Higher Education, which will report its findings to the Board of Governors for Higher Education.  The College’s progress reports must address the following specific areas:

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Health Law, leading to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) 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 Educational Leadership, leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Public Health, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until April 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Dental Hygiene, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Briarwood College, from May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2008, with the stipulation that the program must be accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) by the time of state accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of a program in Modern Languages by adding a specialization in Italian, leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) 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 modification of the accredited Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program, offered by Fairfield University, to include a track in Nurse Anesthesia.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification, by adding an online version, of the accredited General Studies program, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

March 2006

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors approve the Department of Higher Education Employee Travel Reimbursement Policy as presented in Exhibit A.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve the 2006 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 and direct the Department of Higher Education to request of the governor and the state legislature a doubling of the state’s allocation for the Minority Advancement Program for the 2007-09 biennium based upon the state’s need to eradicate the achievement gap and restructure and/or expand the scope of the ConnCAP and ConnCAS programs to increase the number of targeted students prepared to enter and succeed in college.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the licensure of a program in Nuclear Medicine Technology, leading to the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, to be offered by Briarwood College, from April 1, 2006 through, March 31, 2008, with the stipulation that the program must be accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine (JRC) by the time the College applies for accreditation of the program by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for a period of three years, to offer a program of studies leading to a B.S. degree in Workforce Education and Development at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut, until March 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Aural Habilitation and Education of Hearing Impaired Children, leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, to be offered by the University of Hartford until March 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Educational Technology, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered on campus and on-line by Eastern 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 Interactive Digital Design, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 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 American Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut in Storrs and at the University’s regional campuses at Avery Point and Stamford, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

February 2006

RESOLVED:   that the Board of Governors approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the six-month period ending December 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 approve a tuition increase of $150 for the Alternate Route to Certification program to $3,450 effective with the ARC II Fall 2006 cohort.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors endorse the Connecticut’s 2006 accountability report for higher education as attached and transmit it to both the Joint Standing Committee on Education and the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors, guided by the state’s goals to ensure affordable access, encourage college attendance and support workforce development in Connecticut, endorse the 2006-07 tuition and fee adjustments as presented.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors endorse the revisions to the NEBHE Regional Student Program rate ceiling in its Tuition and Fee Policy as provided in Attachment A. (Attachment A)

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant reaccreditation to Eastern Connecticut State University until January 31, 2011.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a one-year extension of licensure for a program in Computer Programming, leading to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, to February 28, 2007, with the following stipulations: that the College will examine the enrollment of this program on a quarterly basis and report those quarterly enrollment numbers to the Department of Higher Education, and that the College will terminate the program if the enrollment continues not meeting the goals by the time the extended licensure period ends.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of a program in Physical Therapy, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, offered by Sacred Heart University, until February 28, 2007.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require Sacred Heart University to submit its application for accreditation of the program by November 1, 2006, and that the Department of Higher Education conduct a focused evaluation visit as part of the accreditation of the program.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Educational Leadership, leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, offered by Southern 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 Cognitive Science, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or to the Bachelor of Science (B. S.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit on-line programs in Human Resource Management and in Humanitarian Services Administration, leading to the Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Health Sciences, leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of three years, until February 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Biomedical Marketing, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of three years, until February 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to Westfield State College to place students in the programs of secondary English for both initial and advanced licensure, and special education, mathematics, biology, chemistry, general science, music (K-12) initial level only, and in the programs for guidance counselors, school principals, and reading specialists for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of five years, from March 1, 2006 through February 28, 2011.

January 2006

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Management, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees, offered by Albertus Magnus College through its New Dimensions program at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Haven.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Management, offered by the College through its New Dimensions program at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Haven, until April 2007 and that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require Albertus Magnus College to submit a report to the Department of Higher Education by April 1, 2006 detailing the status of the M.S. program at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Haven.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant accreditation to Goodwin College until January 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of a program in Human Services, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, a certificate in Youth Development, or a certificate in Non-Profit Management, offered by Goodwin College, until February 28, 2007.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the College to submit a progress report updating its success in all of the areas stipulated by the Board of Governors at the time of licensure and detailed in the College’s report to the Department of Higher Education in March 2005; such a progress report should be submitted to the Department of Higher Education by April 1, 2006.  Finally, it is resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the College to submit its application for accreditation of the program by October 1, 2006; that application will serve as the final program progress report as well.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Human Services, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered on-line and on-campus, by Post University, until January 31, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Accounting, offered on-line by the University of Connecticut, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Applied Financial Mathematics, offered by the University of Connecticut, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Applied Genomics, offered by the University of Connecticut, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, 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 offer the course “The Way We Work to Live; Issues in Biotechnology” at the Peabody Museum in New Haven and through other synchronous and asynchronous modes of delivery, for credit at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as appropriate, during the Spring 2006 semester.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program in Urban Education Studies, to be offered by Yale University, leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Fine Arts leading, offered by LymeAcademy College of Fine Arts, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Montessori Primary Education within the M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education, to be offered by the University of Hartford, until January 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the program modification in the Program in Community Health, offered by Western Connecticut State University, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.


  

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