The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education convened at the Mary
G. Roebling Building in Trenton on December 16, 2005. Chairman Francis
J. Mertz presided. Highlights from the meeting include:
Chairman’s Report: Mr. Mertz previewed the agenda.
Executive Director’s Report: Dr. Oswald commented
on her recent presentation regarding higher education’s critical
role in workforce development, her role regarding higher education homeland
security preparedness, and the transition for the Governor-elect.
Long-Range Plan Update: Dr. Oswald discussed initial
2006 long-range plan priorities, including plans for a public awareness
campaign, completion of policy recommendations for capital planning and
senior public operating aid, and collaborative efforts to enhance the
public research universities.
Commission on Science and Technology Report: The
report’s authors, Dr. James Hughes and Dr. Joseph Seneca of the
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University,
discussed various aspects of the report. The Commission adopted a resolution
of support for collaborative efforts to address the erosion of the state’s
technology-based economic assets.
Drexel University Petition: The Commission approved
the petition from Drexel University to offer 13 bachelor’s degree
completion programs at Burlington County College.
Passaic County Community College Branch Campus: The
Commission approved Passaic County Community College’s Wanaque
Academic Center as a branch campus.
DeVry-North Brunswick Petition: The Commission approved
the petition from DeVry-North Brunswick to offer three new concentrations
in its previously approved B.S.B.A. degree program.
Reallocation of Higher Education Capital Improvement Fund Moneys
at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: The Commission
approved the reallocation of a portion of capital improvement fund moneys
at Richard Stockton College.
Regulations for Institutional Codes of Ethics: The
Commission approved a proposal to readopt the regulations on institutional
code of ethics with amendments.
Presidents’ Council Report: Dr. Pruitt commented
on a capital bond proposal endorsed by the Council.
Comments from the Public:
- Professor Mustapha Sandi, member, Association
of New Jersey County College Faculties – data
on the community college role in providing access
- Dr. Robert Messina, president,
Burlington County College – Drexel proposal.
Next Meeting: January 20, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.,
at the Mary G. Roebling Building in Trenton.
- Long-range plan update
Update on the Senior Public Operating Aid and Capital Planning Task Forces
Update on the Education of Language Minority Students (ELMS) program
Report on transition