The New Jersey Commission on
Higher Education convened at the Mary G. Roebling Building in Trenton on
May 19, 2006. Chairman Kevin Collins presided. Highlights from the meeting
Collins announced that Larry Downes has been approved as a member of
Oates commented on the legislative hearings and the need to improve consistency
of data reporting among institutions in order to be responsive to inquiries;
the Commission will provide technical assistance. She also indicated that
all six of the Governor’s Schools will operate this summer.
Long-Range Plan Update: Deputy
Executive Director Oswald commented on the relationship of objectives in
the long-range plan and various efforts underway in the new Administration.
2007 Budget Deliberations and Appropriations Process: Ms. Oates commented on the budget hearings,
the follow-up questions from the Legislature, and the expressed desire
to restore higher education funding if savings and additional revenues
Jefferson University relicensure: The Commission approved relicensure of Thomas Jefferson University
to offer six undergraduate courses in nursing at AtlantiCare Regional Medical
Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
of regulations on residency for tuition purposes: The Commission approved proposed regulations on residency for tuition purposes
at public institutions for publication in the New Jersey Register to solicit
Special Needs Grant
Program awards: The Commission approved fiscal 2007
awards to eight institutions, pending fiscal 2007 state appropriations.
Fiscal 2007 meeting schedule: The Commission approved a meeting schedule
for fiscal 2007.
HESAA Update: Commissioner Smith reported on expanded advocacy efforts by
Report: Dr. Pruitt commented
on the budget hearings and efforts underway by institutions and the Presidents’ Council.
He also commented on the need to align and calibrate higher education data.
Comments from the Public:
John Pace, president, Association of New Jersey County College Faculties – budget
deliberations and A Blueprint for Excellence;
- Ms. Penny Barnes, president,
New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association – EOFPA
- Professor Dan O’Connor, State Conference of American Association of University
Professors – higher education structure.
Next Meeting: June 23, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at Rutgers, The State University, Camden campus.
- Long-range plan update
- State budget update
- Proposed amendments to licensure rules for distance learning
- Nominating Committee report and election of new officers
- Gibbs College relicensure
- DeVry University petition for new programs
- Syracuse University licensure for new high school locations
- Drexel University relicensure for Construction Management