S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 15, 2011
Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
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
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
(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
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.