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U.S. Department of Education

Staff Report
to the
Senior Department Official
on
Recognition Compliance Issues

RECOMMENDATION PAGE

1.
Agency:   New York State Board Of Regents (Public Postsecondary Vocational Ed) (1974/2005)
                  (The dates provided are the date of initial listing as a recognized agency and the date of the agency’s last grant of recognition.)
 
2.
Action Item:   Petition for Continued Recognition
 
3.
Scope of Recognition:   State agency for the approval of public postsecondary vocational education.
4.
Date of Advisory Committee Meeting:   December, 2015
 
5.
Staff Recommendation:   Renew the agency's recognition for four years.
 
6.
Issues or Problems:   None.



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 
 

PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AGENCY

 
Established in 1784, the New York State Board of Regents is the oldest, formally organized accrediting body in the United States. The Regents appoint a Commissioner of Education who heads the Education Department, the administrative arm of the Board of Regents. The Regents and the Commissioner of Education are authorized by the State constitution and bylaws to regulate educational activities in the State. More specifically, the State Education Department (SED) is responsible for accrediting, or registering, all credit-bearing programs, whether public or independent. Vocational education programs that lead to associate degrees and credit-bearing certificates and diplomas are included in the agency’s application as a recognized approval agency. This application as a State approval agency for public postsecondary vocational education covers only the adult practical nursing programs offered by Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Vocational Education and Extension Boards (VEEBs), Educational Occupation Centers (EOCs) and city schools not part of a BOCES. The Department has not received any complaints regarding this agency since its last review.

 
 
Recognition History
 
The agency was first recognized by the Secretary in 1974. The last full review of the agency was conducted at the December 2011 National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI or the Committee) meeting. This analysis is a review of the agency's petition for re-recognition.



PART II: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

 
The agency meets the requirements of the Secretary’s Criteria for Recognition.
 
 

PART III: THIRD PARTY COMMENTS

 
The Department did not receive any written third-party comments regarding this agency.