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October 2007 Meeting Minutes

Date: October 25 & 26, 2007
Location: State Education Department, Seminar Room 5A&B, Albany, New York

Members Present

Debra Colley, co-chair

Eric Gidseg, co-chair

Sheila Appel

Allison Cugini

Desma DeGraw

Cheryl Freedman

Rosemary Harrigan

Lloyd Jaeger

Gerald Mager

Nicholas Michelli

Susan Mittler

Joseph Perez

Susan Phillips

Tira Randall

Evie Rich

Patricia Roberts

Pamela Sandoval

Gale Sookdeo

Kathy Taylor

Sally Thompson

MEMBERS ABSENT

Richard Ahola
Erik Bitterbaum
Richard Feller
Catalina Fortino
Eva Mroczka
Frank Scelsa

STAFF PRESENT
Robert Bentley
Nancy Taylor Baumes

October 25, 2007

  1. Call to Order

Day One of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 3:33 p.m. Follow-up to the September meeting was provided.

  1. MeetingMinutes

Motion:

That the minutes of the September 2007 meeting be approved.

(Moved by S. Appel, seconded by J. Perez, carried.)

  1. Subcommittee Reports

Professional Practices Subcommittee: Rosemary Harrigan, chair, reported that the subcommittee met on October 25, prior to the full Board meeting. The subcommittee reviewed 15 Part 83 cases. The subcommittee also approved funding for three new Teacher Centers: Potsdam Central School, Gorham-Middlesex CSD, and Lynbrook UFSD.

Higher Education Subcommittee: Nick Michelli, chair, reported that the subcommittee met on October 25, prior to the full Board meeting. The subcommittee discussed the Department’s plan in response to Article VII requirements for the review of teacher preparation programs and drafted resolutions commenting on the recommendations. The resolutions will be presented to the full Board later in the meeting.

  1. SED Policy Update

Bob Bentley reported on the following:

  • The Department’s preliminary Report in response to Article VII requirements for the review of teacher preparation, which will be further refined and presented at the December Regents meeting.
  1. SED Plan for the Review of Teacher Education

The Higher Education Subcommittee presented six resolutions in response to the draft plan (as attached).

Motion 1: To accept Resolution 1.

(Moved by R. Harrigan, seconded by K. Taylor, carried.)

Motion 2: To accept Resolution 2.

(Moved by N. Michelli, seconded by J. Perez, carried.)

Motion 3: To accept Resolution 3 (revised).

(Moved by E. Rich, seconded by K. Taylor, carried.)

Motion 4: To accept Resolution 4.

(Moved by N. Michelli, seconded by P. Roberts, carried.)

Motion 5: To accept Resolution 5.

(Moved by L. Jaeger, seconded by A. Cugini, carried.)

Motion 6: To accept Resolution 6.

(Moved by L. Jaeger, seconded by J. Perez, carried.)

  1. Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day One of the meeting at 5:32 p.m.

October 26, 2007

  1. Call to Order

Day Two of the meeting was called to order by the co-chairs at 8:10 a.m.

  1. SED Policy Update

Bob Bentley reported on the following:

  • Proposed regulation to implement tenure law.
  • Proposed regulation to establish professional development requirement for Professional certificate holders in school leadership titles.
  • Proposed Transitional “G” certificate concept, in anticipation of sunset of individual evaluation.
  1. Ad Hoc Work Groups

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 for ad hoc group meetings and full Board reconvened at 10:4.5

Ad hoc groups reported:

-- Teacher Policy- The ad hoc group presented a draft proposal on Fiscal Incentives for P-16 Partnerships to Prepare Teachers.

Motion 7: To support the proposal in concept, in order that the draft be forwarded now, with the understanding that the proposal will continue to be developed.

(Moved by C. Freedman, seconded by E. Rich, carried.)

--Mentoring- The ad hoc group reported that it is analyzing other states’ standards and has begun drafting proposed New York State standards. This effort will be continued at the November ad hoc group meeting.

-- Professional Development- The ad hoc group reported that it finalized the questions to accompany the mailing of the draft Professional Development Standards and is discussing options for implementation of the standards.

  1. Adjournment

The co-chairs adjourned Day Two of the meeting at 12:30 p.m.

Attachment 1
Attachment 2

Approved December 6, 2007

Last Updated: July 31, 2009