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					Robert W. Levy
                                                                                                                EdAntie
  Chair
                                                                                                        .1. Scott Ballard
                                                                                                       Robert .1. Bruno
Maiy Ellen Roy                                                                                     Maurice C. Durbin
 Vice Chair                                                                                              Joseph P. Farr
                                                                                                      Chris D. Gorinan
Charlotte A. Bollinger                                                                                 Donna G. Klein
 Secretary                                                                                    W. Clinton Rasberry, Jr.
                                                                                                          Victor T. Stelly
James F. Purcell                                                                                     Harold ilL Stokes
Commissioner of                                                                                            Albert Sam II
  Higher Education                                                                                     Joseph C. Wiley
                                       BOARD OF REGENTS                                  Demetrius D. Sumner, Student
                                              P.O. Box3677
                                       Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
                                 Phone (225) 342-4253, FAX (225) 342-9318
                                          www. reents.state. la.us

                                      AGENDA
             PLANNING, RESEARCH and PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
                              Wednesday, April 27, 2011
                                      11:00 a.m.
                              Louisiana Purchase Room
                               Claiborne Office Building
                                Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I.       Call to Order

II.     Roll Call

ifi.     R.S. 17:1808 (Licensure)
         A. Initial License
                  1. Bryan College
         B. License Renewal
                  1. William Carey University
         C. Board of Regents’ Resolution Regarding USDOE Program Integrity Rules and LAICU
                  Institutions

IV. LA GRAD Act
       A. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
       B. LA GRAD Act Annual Review Process

V.      Other Business
        A. Northshore Technical Community College

VI.     Adjournment




Committee Members: Victor Stelly, Chair; Joe Wiley, Vice Chair; Maurice Durbin, Chris
Gorman, Mary Ellen Roy, Harold Stokes, Demetrius Sumner

                         The Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity and ADA Employer
AGENDA ITEM III.A.1.
                                          Bryan College
                                       Springfield, Missouri

BACKGROU1D

Bryan College is not incorporated in the state of Louisiana. The college is a private institution in
the state of Missouri, first registered with the Board of Regents in 2011, and is seeking its initial
license. Established in 1982, the institution is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri and is
accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The four programs Bryan College is proposing to offer online to Louisiana residents are its
Diploma programs in Medical Billing and Coding and Personal Trainer and Associate of Applied
Science degree programs in Business and Criminal Justice. Bryan offers these programs online
and typically would not require licensure. However, since some programs require a supervised
externship, the college is seeking licensure.

FACULTY

Bryan employs twenty part-time faculty to support the online programs, fourteen trained at the
graduate level from accredited institutions.

FACILITIES

Since the proposed programs will be offered online, there will be no need for physical facilities.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Given the credentials of its faculty, the college’s accreditation, the general oversight by the home
campus, and the online nature of the programs, the staff recommends that the Board of Regents
issue an initial operating license to Bryan College, located in Springfield, Missouri.
AGENDA ITEM III.B.1.
                                    William Carey University
                                       School of Nursing
                                      3939 Gentilly Blvd.
                                    New Orleans, LA 70126


BACKGROUND

         William Carey University first registered with the Board of Regents in 1979. The
institution is headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and provides educational programs at the
bachelor’s level. The institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS).


FACULTY AND STUDENTS

         The university’s School of Nursing employs 26 faculty members for its New Orleans
program; ten are employed on a full-time basis and thirteen hold doctoral degrees. The
institution reports an enrollment of 292 students in its nursing program. All are enrolled at the
bachelor’s level.

FACILITIES

        Prior to Hurricane Katrina, William Carey College leased space from New Orleans
Baptist Theological Seminary for administrative and instructional purposes. Following the
storm, the program relocated to leased space on Chef Menteur Highway and has relocated since
to a 10,147 Square foot facility on Gentilly Boulevard.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

        William Carey College currently offers a bachelor’s degree in nursing at its New Orleans
site. The BSN is accredited by the National League for Nursing.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

         Given its campus and program accreditation, the credentials of its faculty, and the scope
of its current operations in New Orleans, the staff recommends that the Board of Regents
approve William Carey University’s application for license renewal.
AGENDA ITEM III.C.
                                     AGENDA ITEM III.C.
                                    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


As part of the federal Higher Education Reauthorization Act, the state authorization section
requires that an educational institution be “established by name as an educational institution by
a State through a charter, statute, constitutional provision, or other action by an appropriate
State agency or State entity...” and “be authorized to operate educational programs beyond
secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate.”

Several of Louisiana’s ten private colleges and universities which are members of the Louisiana
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU) were established by legislative or
constitutional charter; others were not. Louisiana Revised Statute 17: 1808, Louisiana’s
licensure law, while requiring all public and private postsecondary academic-degree granting to
register and be licensed by Regents, specifically exempts all LAICU institutions from registration
and licensure [R.S. 17:1808 J Ci)].

There are a variety of ways which the states are addressing this federal requirement. Several
have introduced or amended legislation naming the private colleges; others have attempted to
resolve it through their Attorney General, while others are changing their administrative code.
Lastly, some states are taking no action in the hope that the new Congress will act and cause
“state authorization” to go away.

Not wanting to base Louisiana’s hopes that the federal requirement will simply “go away” and
wanting to avoid the risks associated with amending a state law, staff has determined that the
best approach in Louisiana would be to follow the state of Maryland’s example a resolution
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from the Higher Education Commission. Since the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s
action, in response to questions and concerns from numerous states, the USDOE issued a ‘Dear
Colleague’ letter (a common vehicle used to issue further guidance! information on a topic).
Following a review of the latest guidance from USDOE, staff reaffirms its belief that a resolution
from the Board of Regents remains the best approach.

Staff has drafted the Resolution in cooperation with LAICU (attached) and recommends that the
Board of Regents adopt the Resolution and direct the Commissioner of Higher Education to
forward the Resolution to the United States Department of Education.
Robert W. Levy                                                                                   Ed Antie
 Chair                                                                                    I. Scott Ballard
                                                                                         Robert J. Bruno
Maiy Ellen Roy                                                                       Maurice C. Durbin
 Vice Chair                                                                                Joseph P. Farr
                                                                                        Chris D. Gorman
Charlotte A. Bollinger                                                                   Donna G. Klein
 Secretary                                                                      W. Clinton Rasberiy, Jr.
                                                                                        AlbertD. Sam H
James E. Purcell                                                                           Victor T. Stelly
  Commissioner of                                                                      Harold M. Stokes
   Higher Education                                                                      Joseph C. Wiley
                                     BOARD OF REGENTS                      Demetrius D. Sumner, Student
                                         P. O.Box3677
                                   Baton Rouge, LA 70821-36 77
                                 Phone (225) 342-4253, FAX (225)
                                            342-9318
                                       www.regents.la.ov


  WHEREAS, On October 29, 2010, the United States Department of Education issued Final
  Regulations on Program Integrity Issues (75 FR 6683 1-66975) including regulations at 34 CFR
  § 600.9 that require an educational institution to be “established by name as an educational
  institution by a State through a charter, statute, constitutional provision, or other action by an
  appropriate State agency or State entity...” and be “authorized to operate educational programs
  beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate;” and

  WHEREAS, the 1974 Louisiana Constitution Article VIII § 5 created the Louisiana Board of
  Regents and states that “It [Regents] shall plan, coordinate, and have budgetary responsibility
  for all public higher education and shall have other powers, duties, and responsibilities
  provided .by law”; and
              ..




  WHEREAS, Louisiana Revised Statutes, R. S. 17 1808 requires all public and private
  postsecondary, academic degree-granting institutions offering instruction in this state to
  register with the Board of Regents. R.S. 171808 D further requires that on and after April 1,
  1992 any postsecondary, academic degree-granting institution operating or proposing to initiate
  operations in Louisiana shall not operate unless licensed by the Board of Regents; and

  WHEREAS, Louisiana R.S. 1 7 1808 :J (1) states that “each public and independent institution
  of higher education funded in whole or in part through general appropriations of the state of
  Louisiana in Fiscal Year 1992 or which is specifically eligible for funding under the
  provisions of R. S. 17:2-53(D) or which was a member of the Louisiana Association of
  Independent Colleges and Universities on January 1, 2001, shall be exempt from the provision
  of this Section [licensure and registration]”; and

  WHEREAS, the members of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and
  Universities also meet the provisions of 34 CFR § 600.9 in that they have been accredited by
  an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for at least 20
  consecutive years; and

  WHEREAS, the Louisiana private nonprofit colleges and universities named below were
  members of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities on January 1,
  2001 and continue as members as of this date, are accredited by an accrediting agency
  recognized by the United States Department of Education, are subject, through the State’s
  Attorney General, to a process of review and appropriate action on complaints concerning an
  institution and applicable State laws, and are subject to adverse action by the State’s Attorney
  General; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Louisiana Board of Regents respectfully informs the United States
Department of Education that the private nonprofit colleges and universities named below are
authorized to operate as institutions of higher education in Louisiana, offering educational
programs beyond secondary education, including programs leading to a degree or certificate:

Centenary College of Louisiana
Dillard University
Louisiana College
Loyola University of New Orleans
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Our Lady of the Lake College
Saint Joseph’s Seminary College
Tulane University
Xavier University of Louisiana



                                                   Given under the Seal of the State of
                                                   Louisiana by the Louisiana Board of
                                                   Regents on this
                                                                                       ,2011.




                                                   Chairman,
                                                   Louisiana Board of Regents
AGENDA ITEM IV.A.
                                   AGENDA ITEM IV.A.
                                  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

At its meeting in October of 2010, the Board of Regents approved entering into GRAD Act
agreements with management boards and all public postsecondary institutions effective with the
fall 2010 semester, except the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. These institutions
elected to negotiate and enter into agreements effective with the spring 2011 semester. The
agreement for the Health Sciences Center in New Orleans was approved by the Board of Regents
at its March meeting. It is the intention of the staff to bring the GRAD Act agreement for the
Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to the Planning, Research and Performance Committee for
action at its April meeting.
AGENDA ITEM IV.B.
                                    AGENDA ITEM IV.B.
                                   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The GRAD Act requires that the Board of Regents annually monitor and report to the legislature
and the governor on institutions’ progress in meeting the performance objectives of the GRAD
Act. The Board of Regents’ staff, in consultation with systems’ staff, has developed a review
process for the first year of the agreements. A presentation on the annual review process will be
made to the Planning, Research and Performance Committee at its April meeting.
AGENDA ITEM V.A.
                                      AGENDA ITEM V.A.
                                       Executive Summary

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 60 (SCR 60) of 2010 requested the Board of Regents
           to study the feasibility of offering community college services on the north shore
       of Lake Pontchartrain, and to determine how the state can best meet the educational
       needs of students and the economic and workforce development needs of this region
       of the state.
In response to this request, the Board of Regents contracted with the National Center for Higher

Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to conduct a study of the community college

service needs on the North Shore. In conducting this study, NCHEMS staff (1) conducted a

variety of analyses concerning college participation, employment, workforce commuting

patterns, etc., and (2) interviewed leaders of educational institutions currently providing services

on the North Shore as well as economic development representatives and employers.

The major finding of the study was that although the North Shore was served well by technical

education, there was an absence of any coordinated delivery of community college services.

The analysis concluded with the primary recommendation that Northshore Technical College be

converted to Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC).

At its meeting of February 24, 2011, the Board of Regents approved the response to SCR 60 and

authorized the staff to forward the response to the legislature and LCTCS. The transmission to

LCTCS requested that if it was the LCTCS Board’s desire, to formally request that the Board of

Regents approve a change in designation of Northshore Technical College to Northshore

Technical Community College.

The LCTCS Board of Supervisors adopted a recommendation to request the Board of Regents

change the designation as recommended in the response to SCR 60. In addition, Senator Ben

Nevers has sponsored legislation (SB 69) for the conversion to a technical community college.
                                 STAFF RECOMMENDATION

       The staff recommends that the Board of Regents endorse the study’s recommendation and

the LCTCS Board of Supervisors’ request to convert Northshore Technical College into

Northshore Technical Community College within the LCTCS.         Converting the technical college

campus to a technical community college allows North Shore to address the limited community

college services currently in the region by expanding its scope of program offerings.




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