senate Bill S59A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the office for diversity and educational equity within the state university of New York administration

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2012 print number 59a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Apr 06, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S59 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §352, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3379

S59 - Summary

Establishes the office for diversity and educational equity within the state university of New York administration.

S59 - Sponsor Memo

S59 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   59

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  office for diversity and educational equity

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Increasing Diversity in Higher Education Act of 2011".
  S  2.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the state
university of New York has not fully met the growing  demand  placed  on
the  university  system  to  train  the next generation workforce of our
state.  Simultaneously,  the  university  system  is   faced   with   an
unprecedented  rate  of minority and low-income student enrollment, high
rates of student dropouts, larger numbers of students completing college
after six years or more, and a situation where only 32 out of 100  white
students and only 11 of every 100 Hispanic and African-American students
are  graduating  from  college. The economic impact on our state and the
nation of these dynamics are  tremendously  negative  and  threaten  the
fabric of our civil society and national security.
  Over the past decade, the state university of New York has experienced
a  steady rise in the number of traditionally underrepresented students.
By the year 2015, figures from the United States census and  other  data
indicate  that  the  majority  of New York high school graduates will be
from groups that have been historically underrepresented in  SUNY.  This
demographic  shift  and a need to train a competitive New York workforce
present public higher education policy makers with a  challenge.  It  is
clear that New York must reduce educational inequities faced by minority
and  low-income  students  from  historically  marginalized groups while
simultaneously maintaining the highest of  educational  standards.  This
huge  demographic change must be addressed by policy makers as the state

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S59A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §352, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3379

S59A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office for diversity and educational equity within the state university of New York administration.

S59A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S59A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  59--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DIAZ, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education --
  recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  office for diversity and educational equity

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "Increasing Diversity in Higher Education Act of 2012".
  S  2.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the state
university of New York has not fully met the growing  demand  placed  on
the  university  system  to  train  the next generation workforce of our
state.  Simultaneously,  the  university  system  is   faced   with   an
unprecedented  rate  of minority and low-income student enrollment, high
rates of student dropouts, larger numbers of students completing college
after six years or more, and a situation where only 32 out of 100  white
students and only 11 of every 100 Hispanic and African-American students
are  graduating  from  college. The economic impact on our state and the
nation of these dynamics are  tremendously  negative  and  threaten  the
fabric of our civil society and national security.
  Over the past decade, the state university of New York has experienced
a  steady rise in the number of traditionally underrepresented students.
By the year 2015, figures from the United States census and  other  data
indicate  that  the  majority  of New York high school graduates will be
from groups that have been historically underrepresented in  SUNY.  This
demographic  shift  and a need to train a competitive New York workforce
present public higher education policy makers with a  challenge.  It  is
clear that New York must reduce educational inequities faced by minority

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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