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


December 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a 3.44 percent tuition increase for the Alternate Route to Certification program to $3,750 effective with the ARC II – 2008-2009 weekend cohort.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to the University of Connecticut until November 30, 2012, with the stipulation that the University submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of the fifth year interim report the University prepares for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and that the Department of Higher Education provide a summary to the Board of Governors of that report and of the action of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges once it receives and reviews the University’s submission.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to the University of Hartford until December 31, 2012. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification adding Clinical Nurse Leader as a track in the accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, offered by Sacred Heart University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of the accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Southern Connecticut State University, to include a Clinical Nurse Leader Track, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license the Talmudic Institute of Connecticut to operate as an institution of higher education in Connecticut for a period of two years, until December 31, 2009.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Certificate program in Talmudic Studies, to be offered by the Talmudic Institute of Connecticut, for a period of two years, until December 31, 2009.  It is additionally resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require the Talmudic Institute of Connecticut to provide the Department of Higher Education with a progress report, by December 1, 2008, on the implementation of the Institute’s Strategic Plan, including progress made on plans for facility improvements, an increase in faculty appropriate to student numbers and projected changes to the curriculum, increase in library materials, and a projected budget.  And, it is further stipulated that the Institute submit an application for institutional and programmatic accreditation to the Department of Higher Education by July 1, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the program in Instructional Leadership, leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, offered by Western Connecticut State University, for a period of three months, until March 31, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to Providence College to place students enrolled in its Music program for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of five years, until December 31, 2012. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a Certificate in Health Care Compliance, offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

November 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the three-month period ending September 30, 2007, 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 FY 2007 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, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statues, approve the promotions and adjustments for staff listed in Exhibit A, retroactive to November 9, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Illustration, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, offered by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Global Development and Peace, leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Criminal Justice, leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree, offered by Sacred Heart University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program, offered on-line by St. Joseph College, for a period of one month, until December 30, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to Wheelock College to offer upper division coursework, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Human Development, to be offered in Westport, Connecticut, until November 30, 2010.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require that Wheelock College provide the Department of Higher Education with a copy of its articulation agreement with Housatonic Community College when that agreement is completed.

October 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the change of name of Bradley College to Clemens College, effective on October 17, 2007.  It is further resolved that because the change of name of the College does not include any other changes, and because the ownership, administration, and educational programs of Clemens College will remain the same as those of Bradley College, it is recommended that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant accreditation to Clemens College under the same conditions as the accreditation granted to Bradley College.  The accreditation of Clemens College will continue until June 30, 2008. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Medical Assisting, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Gibbs College, for a period of three years, until October 31, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Health Care Management, leading to a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, 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 Radiologist Assistant, leading to the Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) degree, offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of two years, until October 31, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Business Administration, with tracks in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, to be offered by Post University, for a period of three years, until October 31, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Construction Management, leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Three Rivers Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit Post-Master’s programs in Nursing: Community Health, Neonatal, Patient Care Service, Psychiatric Health, Acute Adult Care, and Primary Adult Care, 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 and accredit a Master’s Entry into Nursing program, offered by the University of Connecticut at its Stamford and Waterbury campuses, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates, leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, offered by the University of Connecticut at its Waterbury campus, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

September 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2007, 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 new set of peer institutions for the Connecticut Community Colleges.  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 draft of the 2007 Affirmative Action Plan and the final draft of the 2007 report for submission to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on or before October 15, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse the 2007 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, subject to its responsibilities as contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve the promotions of the professional staff members listed in Exhibit A, effective with the pay period of September 27 and the reorganization of the department’s academic affairs division.

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 31, 2010, 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 license and accredit a program in Biotechnology with Forensic Science option, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Middlesex Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Veterinary Assistant, leading to a Certificate, offered by Northwestern Connecticut Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Biochemistry offered on-line, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered by the St. Joseph College until June 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Business Information Systems, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Three Rivers Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program in Administration and Supervision, leading to the 092 Certification, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University in partnership with Central Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Homeland Security, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, offered by Mitchell College, until September 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a program modification in Dental Hygiene, leading to an Associate of Science degree, offered by Tunxis Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation. 

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

June 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve promotions as listed in Exhibit A; compensation adjustments based on substantive changes in work assignments or growth within classification range as listed in Exhibit B; continuing contracts for agency employees classified as “confidentials” for FY 07 as listed in Exhibit C; new compensation ranges for department professional job classification increase by three percent to reflect cost of living changes as listed in Exhibit D; and continuing contracts for management for FY 07 as listed in Exhibit E, with all personnel actions to be effective with the pay period including July 1, 2007.  Exhibits are on file.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of the accredited Master of Science in Nursing, offered by Fairfield University, to add a new track in Clinical Nurse Leader, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit the program in Homeland Security, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, 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 Clinical and Translational Research, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut until June 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Homeland Security Leadership, leading to the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program (on-line) in Occupational Safety and Health Management, leading to a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the program in Health Care Management, leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree, offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of six months, until December 31, 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve an Advanced Alternate Route To Certification for Teachers of English Language Learners (ARCTELL) program, leading to either a cross endorsement in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and/or Bilingual Education, to be offered by the Area Cooperative Education Services, until September 2010. It is further resolved that the Director of the Department of Higher Education Alternate Route Program will serve on the committee that will provide oversight for the program.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Capital Community College until July 31, 2012.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the change of name of International College of Hospitality Management to Bradley College, effective on June 20, 2007. It is further resolved that because the change of name of the College does not include any other changes, and because the ownership, administration, and educational programs of Bradley College will remain the same as those of International College of Hospitality Management, the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant accreditation to Bradley College under the same conditions as the accreditation granted to International College of Hospitality Management.  The accreditation of Bradley College will continue until June 30, 2008. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit the program in Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Naugatuck Valley Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Southern Connecticut State University until June 30, 2012, with the stipulation that the University submit to the Department of Higher Education a copy of the Fall 2008 report the University prepares for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and that the Department of Higher Education provide a summary of that report to the Board of Governors.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Public Health with a concentration in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut until June 2010.

May 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modifications of the programs in Nursing, offered by Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Norwalk Community College, and Three Rivers Community College, and accredit the Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program (CT-CCNP), leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with the institutional accreditation of the respective participating community colleges.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Charter Oak State College until September 30, 2012.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Management Information Systems, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Middlesex Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Environmental Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by Mitchell College, until May 31, 2009.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Communication Media, leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Capital Community College, 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 an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Capital Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Business Administration with a Management Specialization, leading to an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, until April 30, 2009.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Communications, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with Behavioral, Performance, and Technology tracks, to be offered by Mitchell College until June 30, 2010.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the Nine-month period ending March 31, 2007, 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

April 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Construction Management, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree offered by Central Connecticut State University for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of programs in Software Engineering at Fairfield University, to establish an accredited dual degree course of study, leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit the Legion of Christ College of Humanities and the Associate of Arts (A.A.) program in Classical Humanities for a period of five years, until April 30, 2012.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Chemistry, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, offered by the University of Rhode Island at Pfizer Central Research in Groton, Connecticut, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Honors Computer Science, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Tunxis Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit the Individually Designed Major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Fairfield University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of the accredited Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree completion program, offered by Fairfield University, to add an online option, and accredit the online program option for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredit a program in Early Childhood Education, leading to the Associate in Science degree and Certificate, to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Early Childhood Education, leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and to a Certificate, offered by Quinebaug Valley Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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 2007-08 tuition and fee adjustments as presented.

March 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a tuition increase of $175 for the Alternate Route to Certification program to $3,625 effective with the ARC II Fall 2007 cohort.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Business, leading to the Master of Business Administration degree, offered by Albertus Magnus College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education reaccredit LymeAcademy College of Fine Arts for a period of five years, until December 31, 2011.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors require the College to submit audited financial statements and the management letter for each of the next five years to the Department of Higher Education on or before December 15, and that the Department report annually to the Board of Governors on the financial position of the College.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Physical Therapy, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, to be offered by Sacred Heart University, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend approval to the University of Hull for on-site supervision of students living in Connecticut who are pursuing the University’s doctoral program in Education for a period of five years, from March 2007 to March 31, 2012.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Cardiovascular Perfusion, leading to the Master of Health Science degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, until March 31, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Theater, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, until March 31, 2010.

February 2007

RESOLVED: that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the operating fund quarterly reports for the six-month period ending December 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 for Higher Education endorse Connecticut’s 2007 accountability report for higher education 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 for Higher Education direct the Department of Higher Education to request of the Governor and state legislature a doubling of the state’s allocation for the Minority Advancement Program for the 2008-09 biennium 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 acquiring an undergraduate degree and approve the 2007 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 approve an Alternate Route to Certification program, leading to a cross-endorsement in Special Education, to be offered by the Capital Region Education Council, until January 31, 2010.  It is additionally resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education affirm that the Director of the Alternate Route to Certification program, which is offered under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education, serve on the committee that will provide oversight for the CREC cross-endorsement program.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Criminal Justice, as modified, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, for a period of three years, until February 1, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher education license The National Graduate School of Quality Management, to offer its MS in Quality Systems Management at the United Technologies Training Center in Farmington, CT and the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, until February, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education grant approval to Roger Williams University to place students enrolled in the University’s teacher preparation program for the required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools, for a period of five years, from December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2011.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Allied Health Sciences, leading 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 accredit a program in Professional Writing, leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

January 2007

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a Master of Teaching (MAT) program, leading to Certification in Mathematics, Science, Spanish, English, and Technology Education, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until January 31, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Quinebaug Valley Community College until June 30, 2012.  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 Fall 2007 report on the new facility; that the College send the Department of Higher Education a copy of the NEASC review of and response to the College’s distance education report; and that the Department of Higher Education participate in the NEASC comprehensive evaluation visit in Fall 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the Middle States Commission’s assessment of the Institute as a result of the decennial visit and grant accreditation to Rensselaer at Hartford until December 31, 2011.  It is also resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education require Rensselaer at Hartford to submit a copy of the Institute’s Periodic Review Report to the Connecticut Department of Higher Education in June 2011, as well as a copy of the letter from the Middle States Commission to the Institute indicating the action the Commission takes in response to that Periodic Review Report; that letter, together with the Periodic Review Report, will serve as the basis for the decision by the Board of Governors for Higher Education concerning the reaccreditation of Rensselaer at Hartford in 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend accreditation of St. Joseph College until April 30, 2008.  The granting of this extension is contingent upon the College providing to the Department of Higher Education a copy of the accreditation letter from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges concerning St. Joseph College after the NEASC evaluation team visit to the College in November 2007.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve Teach For America’s request to offer an Alternate Route to Certification Program in Connecticut leading to certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Science, Secondary English, Secondary Social Studies, and World Languages, until October 31, 2009.  It is additionally resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education affirm that placements of Teach for America teachers will be limited to designated urban priority school districts as defined by the State Department of Education.  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education affirms that the Director of the Alternate Route to Certification program, which is offered under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education, serve on the committee that will provide oversight for the Teach for America program.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Computer Engineering Technology, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by Central Connecticut State University, and simultaneously approve the modifications of the program’s curriculum, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a Histotechnician Certificate, to be 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 Hospitality and Tourism Management, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Mitchell College, until January 31, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license a program in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Business Administration, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, to be offered by Mitchell College, until January 31, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of the accredited program in Business Administration, offered by Mitchell College, to add a concentration in Accounting Management, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of the accredited program in Industrial Engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, offered by the University of New Haven, including a change of the program’s name to System Engineering and the updating of the program’s curriculum, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.


  

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