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Advice and Comment on Issues for the Statewide Plan for Higher Education for the 2012-2020 Period

CEO: 11-01
To:

Chief Executive Officers/Presidents of Institutions of Higher Education; Public Vocational Institutions Participating in State Student Aid Programs

From: Joseph P. Frey, Deputy Commissioner of Office of Higher Education
Date:

February 3 , 2011

Subject:

Advice and Comment on Issues for the Statewide Plan for Higher Education for the 2012-2020 Period

  Advice and Comment on Issues for the Statewide Plan for Higher Education for the 2012-2020 Period

The State Education Department seeks advice and comment from New York’s public, independent, and proprietary institutions of higher education on the statewide issues on which they should focus their master plans for the 2012-2020 period.
The Regents Statewide Plan for Higher Education is one of the key documents focusing New York’s 270 public, independent, and proprietary higher education institutions on priority concerns and objectives. It gives the Board of Regents and the State’s colleges and universities an opportunity to plan strategically in addressing critical issues in higher education. The Education Law charges the Regents to specify, by April 2011, the nature of the information, plans, and recommendations to be submitted by CUNY, SUNY, independent and proprietary higher education institutions in their long-range master plans; describe statewide needs, problems, societal conditions, and interests of the citizens, and their relative priorities, on which those plans should focus; and provide appropriate supporting information.
At its December 2010 and January 2011 meetings, the Board of Regents Higher Education Committee identified the elements in the attached list as the issues that the Bulletin for the next Statewide Plan would ask CUNY, SUNY, and each independent and propApril 19, 2012their individual missions, in their next long‐range master plans. They are grouped into five themes. Should specific issues be modified or deleted? Are there issues that should be added?
The Education Law’s requirements for the Statewide Plan for Higher Education and the timetable for adopting the next plan are appended to the list.
We look forward to receiving your comments and advice. Please send them to Byron Connell, Associate in Higher Education, Office of Higher Education, via E-mail to bconnell@mail.nysed.gov, by February 28, 2011. They will be reflected in the draft the Board reviews in March and the final version it will issue in April.

Tentative Issues for Inclusion in the Bulletin of the 2012 Statewide Plan for Higher Education

What does the Education Law Require?


Last Updated: April 19, 2012