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Board Resolutions

Jan 2008 Feb 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008
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Please note that the Board of Governors does not meet in July or August.


December 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in English, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut Tri-Campus, for a period of three years, until December 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors extends the accreditation of Briarwood College until December 31, 2009.  It is further resolved that the College will forward to the Department of Higher Education a copy of the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges concerning the College’s change of ownership and appropriate documents from the U.S. Department of Education concerning that change of ownership as soon as such findings, recommendations, and documents are available.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Dental Hygiene, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits an on-line program in Dental Hygiene, 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 licenses a program in Financial Mathematics, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, at UBS Headquarters in Stamford, CT, offered by the University of Chicago, for a period of three years until December 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Biochemistry, leading 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 licenses a program in Environmental Studies, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Goodwin College, for a period of two years until December 31, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Drawing with concentrations in Sculpture and Painting, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, to be offered by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, for a period of three years, until December 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Environmental Science, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, offered by Manchester Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accredits Mitchell College until December 31, 2013.  It is also resolved that the College will forward to the Department of Higher Education a copy of its Progress Report to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, due in Spring 2010, and that it will also forward to the Department of Higher Education a copy of the decisions and recommendations made by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges regarding that Report.   

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a RN to BSN program at Danbury Hospital, offered by Sacred Heart University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extends the license of St. John’s University to offer a program in Philosophical-Theological Studies at St. John Fisher Seminary Residency in Stamford, Connecticut, until April 20, 2009, and that the extension of licensure be retroactive to April 30, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the FY 2008 annual reports on Endowed Chairs on the basis of evidenced use of funds against statutory purpose.

November 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Microbial Systems Analysis, leading to the Master of Science (M.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 approves Goodwin College’s request to offer baccalaureate degree level programs and licenses a program in Child Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree for a period of two years, until November 30, 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorizes American International College to place students enrolled in the College’s educator preparation programs for required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools for a period of five years, until January 31, 2014.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Mathematics Education Leadership, leading to a Sixth-Year Certificate, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorizes Columbia University, Teacher’s College, to place students enrolled in the College’s educator preparation programs for required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools for a period of five years, until November 30, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Exercise Science and Nutrition, leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, offered by Sacred Heart University, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Marketing, leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by Sacred Heart University, for a period of three years, until November 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Entrepreneurial Studies, 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 approves the constituent unit operating fund reports for the three-month period ending September 30, 2008, 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.

October 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits an Associate of Science (A.S.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management offered by the College, through its New Dimensions program, at Warnco in Milford, and an Associate of Science (A.S.), a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Management, and a Master of Business Administration degree offered by Albertus Magnus College, through its New Dimensions program, at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Mathematics (Certification, grades 7-12), offered by the University of Hartford, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Biomedical Engineering, 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, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves a program modification from the Performing Arts major: Music to a Music major, leading to the Bachelor of Art (B.A.) 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 approves a program modification from the Performing Arts major: Theatre to a Theatre major, leading to the Bachelor of Art (B.A.) 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 authorizes Fordham University to place students enrolled in the University’s Graduate School Psychology programs in practicums and internship field placements in Connecticut.  It is further recommended that this authorization be granted for a period of five years, until October 31, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Housatonic Community College until November 30, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Manchester Community College until November 30, 2013.  This reaccreditation is granted with the understanding that the College will submit a copy of the self-study report requested by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of Higher Education as well.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors licenses a program in Music Studies, leading to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, to be offered by Manchester Community College, for a period of three years, until October 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors licenses a Pathway to Teaching Careers program, leading to an Associate in Arts degree, to be offered by Manchester Community College, for a period of three years, until October 31, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors authorizes Mercy College to place students enrolled in its Communication Disorders graduate program for field placement and clinical experience in Connecticut schools.  It is further resolved that this authorization be granted for a period of five years, until October 31, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors authorizes the University of New England to place students enrolled in the University’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Educational Leadership Program for required field experience and clinical practice in Connecticut schools.  It is further resolved that this authorization be granted for a period of five years, until October 31, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Northwestern Connecticut Community College until November 30, 2013.  This reaccreditation is granted with the understanding that the College will submit a copy of the self-study report requested by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to the Department of Higher Education as well.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors authorizes the University of Scranton to place students enrolled in the University’s On-Line Master of Science in Educational Administration program into field/clinical placements in Connecticut.  It is further resolved that this authorization be granted for a period of five years, until October 31, 2013.

September 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the constituent unit operating fund reports for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2008, 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 endorses the 2008 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 approves the draft of the 2008 Affirmative Action Plan and authorizes the Commissioner to approve the final draft of the 2008 report for submission to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on or before October 15, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorses the Department of Higher Education’s 2009-11 Biennial General Fund Current Services Request of $113,275,777 for 2010 and $102,370,479 for 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorizes the Commissioner to transmit the proposed FY 2009-11 Current Services 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 endorses the Department of Higher Education’s submission of the constituent units FY 2009-11 Biennial Capital Budget request of $300,416,206 for 2010 and $311,978,658 for 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the compensation adjustments listed in Exhibit A and the stipend listed in Exhibit B.  Exhibits are on file.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education continues the accreditation of Gibbs College, for a period of six months, until March 31, 2009.  It is also resolved that the continuation of accreditation be granted only if Gibbs College continues to operate in Connecticut until this date; otherwise, if the College ceases operations before the end of this accreditation period, accreditation will terminate on the last day of the College’s operation in Connecticut.  It is further resolved that the College continue to provide the Department of Higher Education with quarterly progress reports that will include the faculty and administrative employment, by program; and general administrative employment; financial aid disbursements; transfer arrangements and student transfers, by institution; and program “phase outs” as students complete their studies.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Criminal Justice, leading to the Associate of Science degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, until December 31, 2009.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Interior Decorating, leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree, to be offered by Gibbs College, until December 31, 2009. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in General Studies, leading to the Associate in Science degree, to be offered by St. Vincent’s College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education appoints to the Advisory Committee on Accreditation the members and alternates identified in the staff report for a three year term until August 31, 2011, and authorizes 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 licenses a program in Communication, leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, to be offered by Fairfield University, for a period of three years, until September 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Global Studies, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, to be offered by Mitchell College, for a period of three years, until September 30, 2011, with the following stipulation: the College must submit a progress report and supporting evidence (due June 1, 2009) for review by the Department of Higher Education. The report shall include an update on program development, especially in the area of foreign language offerings and study abroad opportunities, and the relationship of those opportunities to the languages offered at the College.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education reaccredits Sacred Heart University for a period of five years, until December 31, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Creative Writing, leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree, to be offered by Southern Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until September 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Three Rivers Community College until September 30, 2013.

June 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the promotion listed in Exhibit A; compensation adjustments based on substantive changes in work assignments or growth within the classification range as listed in Exhibit B; continuing contracts for agency employees classified as “confidential” for FY 2008 as listed in Exhibit C; three percent increase to compensation ranges for departmental professional job classifications to reflect cost-of-living changes as listed in Exhibit D; three percent increase to compensation ranges for management for FY 2008 as listed in Exhibit E, with all personnel actions to be effective with the pay period including July 1, 2008; and adjustments to the job descriptions for management as listed in Exhibit F.  Exhibits are on file.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Nursing, leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, to be offered by Central Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2011.  It is further resolved that licensure of the program is contingent upon the approval of the program by the Board of Nursing Examiners of the Department of Public Health.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, leading to Certification in Secondary Education (6-12) with options in Mathematics, Spanish, and Biology, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, until September 30, 2009, which is the timeframe of approval granted by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Computer Science and Engineering, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), offered by the University of Bridgeport, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Culinary Arts Management, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Clemens College, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in African American Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, until June 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors licenses and accredits a program in Athletic Training, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in Exercise Science with concentrations in Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree offered by the University of Connecticut, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors licenses and accredits a program in Social Science of Sport, leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, to be offered by the University of Connecticut, concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the renaming of the Master’s degrees programs in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and continue the accreditation of the renamed programs, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accepts the NEASC assessment and grant accreditation to Connecticut College until July 31, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredits a program in Irenic Studies, 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 approves the modifications of the Core Curriculum in the baccalaureate programs in Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Science offered by Holy Apostles College and Seminary and continue the accreditation of the modified programs for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Occupational Therapy, leading to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) and Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Study offered on-line, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, until June 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accepts the NEASC assessment and grant reaccreditation to Wesleyan University until June 30, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Media Arts, leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with options in Media Studies and Media Production, to be offered by Western Connecticut State University, until June 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves an Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) program in Early Childhood Education, to be offered by Eastern Connecticut State University, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors accepts the New England Association of Schools and Colleges assessment and grant accreditation to Fairfield University until June 30, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses a program in Creative Writing, leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree, to be offered by Fairfield University, for a period of three years, until June 30, 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education licenses and accredits a program in General Automotive Technology, leading to a Certificate, offered by Gateway Community College, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

May 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approves the constituent unit operating fund reports for the nine-month period ending March 31, 2008, 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 approves the establishment of the Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology at the University of Connecticut and requests $1,000,000 in state matching funds as part of its FY 2009-11 operating budget request.

April 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in American Studies, leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, 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 accredit a program in Clinical and Translational Research, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, 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 Nursing Practice, leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP), to be offered by the University of Connecticut, for a period of three years until March 30, 2011.

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 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 General Studies, leading to an Associate of Science Degree (A.S.), to be offered by Goodwin College, for a period of two years until March 2010.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit the Montessori Primary Education program, leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) 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 license a program in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, to be offered by Norwalk Community College, for a period of three years until March 2011.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Human Services, leading to the Master of Science degree, to be offered on-line and on-campus, offered by Post University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the establishment of an Endowed Chair in Biology at Eastern Connecticut State University and request $500,000 in state matching funds as part of its FY 2009-11 operating budget request. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors direct the Department of Higher Education to request that the Governor and state legislature double the state’s allocation for the Minority Advancement Program for the 2009-11 biennium.  (Since earlier attempts to achieve this goal have been unsuccessful, it is further recommended that proposals regarding the expansion of MAP be aligned with state initiatives to effect economic development, workforce development and/or school reform.)

The Board of Governors further directs the Department of Higher Education to begin a restructuring and/or expansion 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 2008 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.

March 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accept the work of the Connecticut Nanotechnology Education Consortium and its Curriculum Committee, and thereby authorize the creation of the Connecticut Nanotechnology Minor.  It is further resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education authorize the award of the Certificate in Nanotechnology, which will be earned at the completion of the Connecticut Nanotechnology Minor, by the State of Connecticut, through the action of the Board of Governors for Higher Education.  And it is additionally resolved that the Board of Governors for Higher Education express its official appreciation to the Connecticut Nanotechnology Education Consortium and to the Curriculum Committee for their work creating and implementing the Connecticut Nanotechnology Minor and the Nanotechnology Applications Course.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education license and accredit a program in Business Management, leading to the Associate of Science (A.S.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees, to be offered by Albertus Magnus College through its New Dimensions program at Whelen Engineering in Chester, Connecticut, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

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 Manchester Community College, 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 Naugatuck Valley Community College until April 30, 2013.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education relicense ten programs in business and information technology offered by the University of Phoenix at its campus in Norwalk, Connecticut: the B.S. in Business/Management and the Master of Business Administration program for a period of three years, until June 30, 2011, and the B.S. in Business/Administration, 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 in Technology Management, and M.S. in Computer Information Systems for a period of one year, until June 30, 2009.  It is further resolved that the University of Phoenix will present a progress report to the Department of Higher Education, by April 1, 2009, for the eight programs licensed for one year, in that report demonstrating that the programs are active and including information on program applications, enrollments, faculty appointments, and related information. The progress report will serve as the University’s application for the relicensure of each program which is demonstrated as being active and viable in Connecticut.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Instructional Leadership, leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, offered by Western Connecticut State University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education endorse Connecticut’s 2008 accountability report for higher education and transmit it to both the Joint Standing Committees on Education and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the constituent unit operating fund reports for the six-month period ending December 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.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education, subject to its responsibilities contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General, approve a merit award to the Interim Commissioner who served from February 1, 2008 to February 29, 2008 as listed in Exhibit A (exhibit on file), effective with the next pay period. 

February 2008

RESOLVED that the Board of Governors for Higher Education appoint Jane Ciarleglio, Associate Commissioner of Programs and Student Services, as Interim Commissioner for the period of February 1, 2008 to February 29, 2008.

January 2008

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education extend the licensure of the Master of Science in Human Services program, offered by Post University, until May 31, 2008.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education accredit a program in Physical Therapy, leading to the Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS/DPT) degrees, 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 and accredit a program in Interactive Communications, to be offered on-line by Quinnipiac University, leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that Board of Governors for Higher Education approve a Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Leadership, leading to the 092 Certification, to be offered by Quinnipiac University, for a period of time concurrent with institutional accreditation.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education approve the modification of the accredited program in International Studies, offered by Fairfield University, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.SD.) degree, 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 and the responsibilities contained under Section 10a-15 of the Connecticut General Statutes, receives the 2008-09 tuition and fee adjustments as presented.  It directs Department staff to undertake discussions with the Connecticut State University regarding the unbundling of the University General Fee and addressing the differentiation between full and part-time students with a report back to the Board by April 1st.  In addition, the Board makes the following recommendations:

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education, subject to its responsibilities contained in Section 10a-5 of the Connecticut General Statutes, approve a merit award to the Board’s secretary as listed in Exhibit A (exhibit on file), effective with the next pay period. 

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors for Higher Education, subject to its responsibilities 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, elects Michael P. Meotti as Commissioner according to the terms of the employment contract covering the period March 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010 and signed on January 4, 2008. 

January 2, 2008 Special Meeting:

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Governors approve an Alternate Route to Certification program, leading to the Early Childhood Certification, to be offered by Charter Oak State College, until 2010.


  

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