8 CRR-NY 54.1NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 8. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER II. REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
SUBCHAPTER A. HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
PART 54. OFF-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION
8 CRR-NY 54.1
8 CRR-NY 54.1
54.1 Approval of off-campus instruction.
(a) Branch campuses.
(1) No independent institution shall establish a branch campus unless the institution is authorized to establish such branch campus by its charter and master plan, as approved by the Regents.
(2) No public university or college thereof shall establish a branch campus unless the university is authorized to establish such branch campus by its master plan as approved by the Regents and the Governor.
(3) No degree-granting proprietary institution shall establish a branch campus unless the institution has the permission of the Regents to establish such branch campus.
(4) The criteria to be used in reviewing the application of an institution to establish a branch campus will include:
(i) the conformity of the curricula to be offered at the proposed branch campus with the standards of academic quality required by Part 52 of this Title;
(ii) the need or demand for the branch campus or the curricula to be offered there from the points of view of students or special groups of students such as military personnel and people in sparsely populated areas, potential employers of the graduates of such curricula, the institution, and the public;
(iii) the impact of the proposed branch campus upon the institution and upon other institutions in the region and in the State as a whole; and
(iv) the compatibility of the proposed branch campus with the Regents Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education, 1980 (University of the State of New York, State Education Department, Albany, NY 12230: October 1980, available at Bureau of Postsecondary Planning, Room 5B44, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230).
(b) No institution shall offer one or more curricula leading to a degree or certificate on the campus of another degree-granting institution unless the institution offering such curriculum or curricula is authorized to offer the curriculum or curricula at that site by amendment to its master plan or permission of the Regents as described in subdivision (a) of this section.
(c) Extension centers.
(1) No institution shall begin to operate an extension center after September 2, 1980, and no institution shall, after September 2, 1981, continue to operate an extension center existing prior to September 2, 1980, unless the institution has applied for and obtained specific approval of the commissioner to operate such extension center.
(2) In reviewing the application of an institution to operate an extension center, the commissioner will consider:
(i) the impact of the extension center upon the institution offering courses, including its impact on the quality of academic curricula registered at the institution;
(ii) the need or demand for the extension center and for the courses offered there for credit from the points of view of students or special groups of students, including military personnel and people in sparsely populated areas, potential employers of the students completing those courses, the institution and the public;
(iii) the impact of the extension center upon other institutions in the area and in the State as a whole; and
(iv) the compatibility of the extension center with the Regents Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education, 1980 (University of the State of New York, State Education Department, Albany, NY 12230: October 1980—available at Bureau of Postsecondary Planning, Room 5B44, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230).
(d) No institution shall conduct more than 15 courses for credit or have more than 350 course registrations for credit in any academic year on the campus of another degree-granting institution unless the institution conducting such courses or having such registrations shall be authorized by the commissioner to conduct courses or have course registrations on that scale at that location, as described in subdivision (c) of this section.
(e) The commissioner may authorize the Regents regional advisory council in a Regents postsecondary education region, or, in a region in which no such council has been designated, an organization of degree-granting institutions deemed equivalent by the commissioner, to review proposed branch campuses, or curricula offered on the campus of another degree-granting institution, with respect to the criteria set forth in subparagraphs (a)(4)(ii) through (iv) of this section, and to review proposed extension centers, or course offerings on the campus of another degree-granting institution that require approval according to subdivision (d) of this section, with respect to the criteria set forth in subparagraphs (c)(2)(ii) through (iv) of this section, and to make recommendations to the commissioner on the need for such branch campuses, curricula, extension centers or course offerings.
8 CRR-NY 54.1
Current through February 15, 2021
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