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May 2009 Meeting Minutes

Date:               May 7 & 8, 2009                                                   
Location:         State Education Department, Seminar Room 5A&B, Albany, New York

Members Present

Debra Colley, co-chair
Eric Gidseg, co-chair
Richard Ahola
Sheila Appel
Allison Cugini
Richard Feller
Catalina Fortino

Cheryl Freedman
Jan Hammond
Rosemary Harrigan
Aseba Harris
Lloyd Jaeger
Gerald Mager
Nicholas Michelli

Susan Mittler
Evie Rich
Patricia Roberts
Walter Robertson
Pamela Sandoval
Frank Scelsa
Stephen Uebbing

MEMBERS ABSENT

April McKoy
Joseph Perez
Susan Phillips
Gale Sookdeo
Diane Rowe

STAFF PRESENT
Robert Bentley
Nancy Taylor Baumes

May 7, 2009

  1. 1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chair at 3:34 p.m.

  1. March Meeting

    Follow-up/  
Announcements

  1. Co-chair Debbie Colley provided an update since the last meeting and reported on the April Regents meeting.
  2. Bob Bentley announced that:

- We are recommending to the Regents the appointment of
Catalina Fortino as Board co-chair to replace Eric Gidseg, whose term as co-chair ends in June;
- Rosemary Harrigan and Lloyd Jaeger have agreed to chair the Professional Practices and Higher Education Subcommittees, respectively; for 2009-2010; and
- Patty Oleaga, of the Office of Teaching Initiatives, will serve as secretary to the Board to replace Nancy Taylor Baumes who is retiring.

  1. Pam Sandoval reported on the March and April Regents meetings she attended and Jerry Mager reported on the April Regents meeting he attended.

3. Meeting Minutes

Motion:

That the minutes of the March 2009 meeting be approved.
(Moved by N. Michelli, seconded by J. Hammond, carried.)

4. Subcommittee
Reports

Higher Education Subcommittee: Nick Michelli, chair, reported that the subcommittee met on May 7, prior to the full board meeting. The subcommittee continued work on the accreditation report, which will be shared with the Board this month.

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Rosemary Harrigan, chair, reported that the subcommittee met on May 7, prior to the full board meeting. The subcommittee reviewed 26 Part 83 cases. The subcommittee also prepared for the full board discussion of teacher leadership.

5. Mentoring
Standards

Catalina Fortino made a presentation on the process used by the ad hoc group in developing the draft mentoring standards and their connection with the NYS Professional Development Standards. Discussion of the revised draft document followed.   

6. Policy Review

Bob Bentley reported  on:

  1. Proposed regulatory action on the Supplementary certificate sunset date and a Supplementary Bilingual Education extension
  2. Regents action on tenure for instructional support service positions

7.  Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day One of the meeting at 5:45 p.m.

 

May 8, 2009

1.  Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 9:30 a.m.

2. Subcommittee
Assignments
2009-2010

The co-chairs presented the Higher Education subcommittee assignments and the recommended Professional Practices subcommittee assignments for 2009-2010.

Motion 1:
To adopt the proposed Professional Practices subcommittee assignments for 2009-2010.
(Moved by R. Ahola, seconded by R. Feller, carried.)

  1. ARRA &

     Special     
Education
Certification

Joe Frey provided an update on:

  1. Expected ARRA funding and funding priorities; and
  2. Proposal to restructure special education certification: plans for Regents consideration in September and the possibility of communicating with the Board over the summer as proposal progresses.

4. Teacher Leadership

Rosemary led the Board’s discussion of teacher leadership, focused on two questions: How do we define teacher leadership? What is the Board’s relationship to this issue?

5. Ad Hoc Group Reports

Mentoring-
Catalina Fortino reported on the group’s continuing work on revising the draft Mentoring Standards based upon comments received. A final draft will be presented at the June meeting for a vote to release the document for public comment.

Teacher Education Policy-
Nick Michelli reported that the group is finalizing its report on accreditation in preparation for the discussion with Vice Chancellor Cofield scheduled for the June meeting, and reviewed the report’s findings and recommendations.

Professional Development Standards-
Trish Roberts reported that the group is continuing work on the development of a guidance document to accompany the State Professional Development Standards and discussed the development of rubrics. The group will share the draft guidance document and sample rubrics with the Board in June.

 

6. Planning for
2009-2010

The co-chair stated that, at the June meeting, the draft annual report will be reviewed and priorities for 2009-2010 will be finalized.

 

7. Adjournment

 

The co-chair adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:20 p.m.

Approved 6/4/09

 

 

Motion 1
Date:   5/8/09                      Moved:  R. Ahola         Seconded:  R. Feller  
þ Carried             £ Tabled                      £ Defeated          £ Withdrawn

Ahola

Y

Appel

Y

Colley

Y

Cugini

Y

Feller

Y

Fortino

Y

Freedman

N

Gidseg

Y

Hammond

Y

Harrigan

Y

Jaeger

Y

Mager

--

McKoy

--

Michelli

Y

Mittler

Y

Perez

--

Phillips

--

Rich

Y

Roberts

Y

Robertson

Y

Rowe

--

Sandoval

--

Scelsa

--

Sookdeo

--

Uebbing

Y

 

 

 

Last Updated: September 22, 2009