senate Bill S440A

2013-2014 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 14, 2014 print number 440a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S440 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §352, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S59A
2009-2010: S3379

S440 - Summary

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

S440 - Sponsor Memo

S440 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   440

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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 2013".
  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

S440A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §352, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S59A
2009-2010: S3379

S440A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S440A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S440A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 440--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DIAZ, PARKER -- 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 2014".
  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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