Utah State Board of Regents invites State Board of Education for joint discussion

The Utah State Board of Education will join the State Board of Regents and Governor Gary Herbert for a discussion about the governor’s Educational Excellence Commission on Friday, Jan. 21. This portion of the regularly scheduled regents meeting begins at noon at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus of Salt Lake Community College. The press release from the state’s system of higher education follows:




Contact: Holly Braithwaite, Director of Communications
hbraithwaite@utahsbr.edu 801-321-7110

January 14, 2011                                                         


First meeting of 2011 to be held at Salt Lake Community College

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s regular State Board of Regents will meet Friday January 21 beginning at 9 am in the Student Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus at Salt Lake Community College for the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting. An agenda available on the State Board of Regents website at: http://www.higheredutah.org/sbr/agendas/

At noon, this month’s meeting will feature a joint discussion with the State Board of Education and information on the Governor’s Educational Excellence Commission from special guest Governor Gary Herbert.

Agenda highlights also include:

  • Approval of policy revisions for standards for granting credit for course work completed in non-credit formats (i.e. UCAT Articulation)
  • State of the College report from SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau
  • Discussion of Common Core Curriculum Standards for K-16
  • Report from Utah Data Alliance and shared data for benchmarking student progress

The complete agenda (with background information and recommendations) is on the USHE website at http://www.higheredutah.org/sbr/agendas/ as well as audio streaming during the Committee of the Whole portion of the meeting. (Committee of the Whole starts streaming at 10:30 am) on the day of the meeting. A portion of the meeting will be covered via live Tweets, which can be followed on USHE’s Twitter feed @higheredutah.

About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website at http://www.higheredutah.org.

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