Authorizes establishment of a CUNY internet-based college.
TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to providing for an internet-based college within the city university of New York system; and to authorize the trustees of the city university of New York to establish CUNY internet-based community college
PURPOSE: Authorizes the establishment of a CUNY internet-based college.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amend the Education Law; The Board of Trustees of the city University of New York is authorized and directed to take all actions to create and establish within the City University System and subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees an internet-based community college available solely on line.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is an important opportunity to work with CUNY and the appropriate labor unions to develop New York's colleges of the future. It is wise to take into account, what may well become one of the ways higher education will be managed and dispensed in the future.
Improving, developing and offering virtual schools and classrooms, is vital to low-income individuals and working parents. Although it has been our intent to make public higher educational institutions accessible and affordable; unfortunately, the cost of public higher education in New York state is out of reach to too many individuals.
This proposal does not threaten any current CUNY School or its personnel. This proposal merely directs CUNY to begin, without hesitation, to develop our next generation of schools.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6708/A.9396 (2010)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3295 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 15, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT in relation to providing for an internet-based college within the city university of New York system; and to authorize the trustees of the city university of New York to establish CUNY internet-based community college THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. (a) The board of trustees of the city university of New York is hereby authorized and directed to immediately take all actions to create and establish within the city university system, and subject to the jurisdiction of such board of trustees, an internet-based commu- nity college available solely online. (b) The board of trustees of the city university of New York shall select the location of the administration for such college within the city of New York and provide for such college to be an accessible, affordable, competitive community college of the city university. (c) The purpose of this internet-based college shall be to offer certificate and degree programs in an exclusively online format at an affordable price. (d) The board of trustees of the city university of New York shall conduct all duties required under article 8 of the education law upon the establishment of the city university of New York internet-based community college, establish a master plan, establish standards and promulgate any necessary rules and regulations for the establishment of such college. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09089-01-1