Disabilities Task Force
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Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
9. Management Structure for Continued Collaboration and Implementation
The focused energy and creativity of cooperating university sectors coordinated within the Task Force on Postsecondary Education and Disabilities should not be lost. Given a continuing need for data collection and evaluation, the landmark cross-sector partnership represented by the Task Force should be formalized. Additionally, leaders of secondary education should be brought into this landmark effort in a formal way, and included in a standing committee representing the leadership of the educational community to serve as a focal point for continued research, outcomes monitoring and public policy action in the area of disabilities and postsecondary education. This standing committee will focus the continued attention needed to maintain the Task Force's forward momentum. The committee could naturally draw on the research capabilities of all of New York State's postsecondary education institutions.
Goal NineNew York State, through the Board of Regents, establishes a standing Steering Committee made up of leadership of the four university sectors, the State Education Department, and leaders in secondary education to guide ongoing research, policy development and assessment.